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New Judicial Building Breaks Ground

By Randy Rutherford - Staff Writer | Jul 21, 2021

Offiicals Gather for Ground Breaking Ceremony

The New Judicial Building being constructed in downtown Middlebourne is underway. The Tyler County Commissioners held a ground breaking ceremony on July 13, 2021. Many County officials were in attendance. Among those in attendance were

Patrick Rymer, Magistrate Mike Griffin, Jean Hayes, Clerk, Magistrate Mary Dotson, Shay Seago, Family Court, Vicki Lough, Secretary, Dan Carpenter Project Manager, Colaianni Construction, Sean Doyle, Director of Operations McKinley, Kayen Safreed, Superintendent Colaianni Construction, Sheriff Brian Weigle, Commissioners Eric Vincent, Mike Smith, and Lance Hickman. Also invited but unable to attend were previous County Commissioners John Stender, Charles Smith, Art Mason and Robert Wable. Tyler County Judges invited but unable to attend were Judge Robert Hicks, Judge David Hummel and Judge Jeffery Cramer.

County Commissioner Mike Smith reported to the crowd that the anticipated completion date for the Judicial Building is April 2022. The total cost for both the Judicial Building and the new E-911 center is roughly 10 million dollars. Magistrate Mike Griffin said the building was long overdue and the entire Magistrate Department was extremely grateful to the Commissioners for their work to replace the current building.