- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Crews have started work on the soon-to-be temporary home of the Beauregard Parish court system.

Parish administrator Bobby Hennigan tells KPLC-TV (https://bit.ly/1sajxOJ ) that the parish bought the former First Baptist Church of DeRidder to house offices for the clerk of court and judges. Hennigan says the renovation should take about three months, after which everything will be moved from the original courthouse to the temporary space.

Meanwhile, the original courthouse is set for a transformation too.

Hennigan says elevators will be upgraded to meet current fire standards and disability laws. Repairs and renovations there are set to begin in early 2015.

Hennigan says he believes residents will be proud of the finished product that’s beging financed with a quarter-cent sales tax passed a couple years ago.

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Information from: KPLC-TV, https://kplctv.com

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