- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) - There’s a reason why the courtroom of the Amite County courthouse has been in use longer than any other in the state.

Liberty officials and the Amite board of supervisors have worked over the years to preserve it for future generations.

On Tuesday, the Enterprise-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1AvvEuW) the board made another move in that direction by approving a preservation grant that will make necessary restorations to the historic building.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded the board $181,000 in grant money to be used for specific restoration projects. The county will match that amount with $45,000 of its own money.

The main thrust of the project will involve redoing the flooring and ceiling of the courtroom.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com

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