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leave it stand or tear it down?

The future of the old Cole County Jail is on the line. Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger wants to tear it down and build a new courtroom. Others are fighting to save the old building next to the Courthouse.

Steve Veile of Historic City Of Jefferson says fixing-up the old building is less expensive than demolition. He requested the meeting to be held at night to allow for more public comment, but the Commission will vote Wednesday morning on the issue.

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