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May 11, 2014 12:29 PM by AP

Beauregard courthouse will make temporary move

DERIDDER, La. (AP) - The Beauregard Parish Police Jury has accepted bids for a temporary courthouse to be set up while renovation of the 100-year-old building used by the state's 36th District Judicial Court is underway.

The American Press reports the courthouse renovation is being done in several steps.

The Police Jury's building committee this past week accepted a bid from Carlton Construction Co. for renovation of a former church to serve as the temporary courthouse.

The work will cost about $195,900 and will include bringing the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. After that's done, courtrooms and offices of the Beauregard clerk of court will move into the temporary building while construction is completed on the courthouse.

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