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Fighting to keep courthouse
Statesboro federal building may be shuttered
Area judges, attorneys and business people are fighting to keep the Federal Courthouse on North Main Street off the national closure list.
This past March, the public was made aware that the federal government is considering closing dozens of courtrooms, many of which are located in small, rural communities, as part of an effort to cut costs. The federal courthouse in Statesboro was on the list of 60 potential closures, ranking on the lower end at 56, as well as the courthouse in Dublin which was ranked 9th. Local lawyers and federal judges serving this area are upset about the effect the closures will have on those being served by these courts, in addition to the economic impact within the communities where they are housed.
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