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Report: Courthouse security lacking

A recent report by the U.S. Marshal’s Service Judicial Security Division showed a number of deficiencies in security at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The primary tenants at the courthouse are the six circuit and six associate circuit courts, circuit clerk’s ...

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Proposed bill would let prosecutors carry guns

Deputy Scott Boan runs a metal detector over Stephen Jones at the ground floor entrance to the Jackson County Courthouse on Monday. While Jackson County has hefty security measures, some rural counties do not, prompting some lawmakers to favor letting prosecutors carry weapons. Earlier this year, a man whom Dent County Prosecutor Jessica Sparks had prosecuted on meth-related charges came into her courthouse office. Although Sparks said the confrontation didn't result in any injuries, she said she would have been in serious danger if a weapon was produced. Click here to continue reading.

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