The Lowndes County Historical Courthouse Preservation Committee hosts a series of public input meetings, beginning next week. The meetings are being held in an effort to gather any ideas citizens may have regarding possible future uses for the historic Lowndes County Courthouse. Once the information is gathered, the committee will present its recommendations to the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners.
Construction began on the historic courthouse in 1904 and the building was open to the public in 1905.
After serving the citizens of Lowndes County for more than 100 years, the building was vacated after the completion of the Lowndes County Judicial Complex.
Since, the Lowndes County Historical Preservation Committee has been working with county officials to secure funding for needed maintenance and restoration. Two-million dollars in SPLOST allocations was approved by voters with the passage of SPLOST VII. The preservation committee is ready to move forward with the project.
The meeting schedule is 6 p.m. Monday, June 9; 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 10; 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12. All meetings will be held in Commission Chambers, Lowndes County Administrative Building, 327 N. Ashley St. More information: Contact Amanda Smith, (229) 671-2400; or email@example.com.