Ribbon Cutting and Open House Held for New Harrison County Justice Court
Photos and Story by: Keith Burton - GCN 12/30/11
It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon in Gulfport for a ribbon cutting and open house at Harrison County's new First Judicial District Justice Court building.
The two-story, $3.5 million building at 1709 24th Avenue with 15,000 square feet, was paid for, in part, with a grant from the Mississippi Development Authority. The building is immediately west of the main county courthouse.
Attending the ribbon cutting was all manner of county officials with Chancery Clerk John McAdams serving as master of ceremony.
The new building is well-equipped and far more spacious than the previous building rented by the county and was clearly designed to function with two courtrooms, one larger, a modern main office, a sophisticated phone and computer network and individual offices for the court's justices. The main courtroom can seat 75 to 90 people, the smaller courtroom has seating for 25.
The following are some photos of the event and the new building: