RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - "It's been a hectic day!"
Instead of giving folks directions to offices inside the Russell County Courthouse, Sheriff's Deputy Iva Thigpen spent all day giving them directions elsewhere- to the county's new headquarters on Broad Street.
"I had to turn them away, plus I had to give the information because I don't think most of them saw the sign or got the information, so we had to get it to them," Thigpen said.
"On midnight Sunday night, this will become the Russell County Courthouse and the other building will be renamed at a later date by the commission. Some names that have been tossed out is the Russell County Judicial Center and things like that because only the courts will be up there," said Russell County Probate Judge Alford Harden.
District and Circuit Courts in Russell County will be open all this week and will continue to operate out of the old courthouse.
"The only offices that are closed at this time are Mappers and Appraisers, Administrative Offices of the county, the Probate Judge's Office, the Veteran's Administration, the Tag Office and the Revenue Commission Office," Harden explained.
All of those offices are scheduled to be fully operational at the new courthouse Monday morning.