MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Work has started to preserve Pike County's first courthouse.
The red brick building was constructed in 1838. An annex was added in 1934, and renovations, which included the removal of two chimneys, were made in 1974.
Cracks now run through the wall and floor of the old part of the building.
The building is now known as the Holmesville Community Center and voting precinct.
Local residents are hoping for a preservation grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The grant would pay 80 percent of restoration costs, with the county footing the rest. The grant application deadline is Sept. 27.
Trudy Berger of Summit, who helped organize a meeting this past week, tells the Enterprise-Journal (http://bit.ly/178wYk0 ) that an architect is working on a cost estimate.
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The trial for Giuseppe Pino LoPorto continues today in Baldwin County. LoPorto, now 80-years-old, faces several sex abuse charges against a child dating back to the early 90s.
FOX10 News has learned William "Eddie" Patrick, captain of Mobile's First police precinct, has been demoted following an internal investigation.
A man who bought a bicycle three weeks ago finds out it was originally stolen, according to the original owner who reported it missing in October.
If you were in the Foley area Thursday, you may have seen a helicopter, police and K-9 units. That’s because a store in Foley was robbed this morning at gunpoint. Eventually, the search was called off. The suspect is still on the loose.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
Skies are mostly clear and the breezy north wind is very noticeable this evening. Daytime highs were only in the mid 50’s today. We are expecting a light freeze tonight along and north of I-10. Lows will be near 32 degrees in Mobile. Upper 20’s are possible well inland.