- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Three Jackson County government building will be closed until at least Thursday while workers repair air conditioning systems.

About 100 workers were sent home Tuesday.

The shutdown affects the county courthouse, the courts building and the county services complex.

County administrator Brian Fulton says a backup “chiller” went out Sunday while the main chiller was being repaired.

Fulton says portable units and fans didn’t help against the heat.

Officials say the county does plan to reopen Thursday, however, it will depend on the circumstances and whether the repairs are completed.

Fulton says some of the services, including tax collection and planning department services, can be handled at the Highway 609 facilities in West Jackson County. There will be no court Wednesday for the Jackson County circuit and chancery courts.

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