- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Courthouse workers in middle Georgia are cleaning up the mess after a water pipe burst, damaging old financial records.

The Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1SaHvkO) that the pipe burst last weekend at the Bibb County Courthouse, soaking records in the Superior Court Clerk’s office.

The Macon newspaper reports that the pipe broke in a crawl space between the second and third floors, flooding a storage nook with a couple inches of water before the facilities manager was alerted around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Court Clerk Erica Woodford said the ruined records documented stipends paid to jurors from the late 1990s as well as financial ledgers listing restitution, fines, child support and other court-ordered payments.

Woodford said a couple boxes of microfilm also were damaged, but the clerk’s office should have digital duplicates of those records.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, https://www.macontelegraph.com

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