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Richmond County sheriff's administration building expected to open in September

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By next month, the Rich­mond County sheriff’s administration will be in new surroundings.

“We are as excited as anyone can be to get out of this building and in the one across the street,” Sheriff Ronnie Strength said.

The crew at Potts Con­struc­tion, which began work across from the current building at 401 Walton Way last August, is ahead of schedule.

In April, project manager Jay McClellan estimated the building would be ready in October, but now he says it could be mid- to late September.

The outside of the building is almost completed. Crews are working on the parking lot and landscaping, which are expected to be completed in one week, and finishing painting and carpeting installation indoors.

“We’re really getting close to finishing it up,” McClellan said. “There’s some good looking things inside the building, but you’re just going to have to wait to see it.”

The current building, which was constructed in 1985, has been plagued with leaks and mold almost since its opening.

Strength said he believes the new building will raise employee morale.


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