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Courthouse security questioned
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After observing court proceedings, the Warren County grand jury is requiring added security at Warren County Courthouse.The county’s Budget and Finance Committee approved $39,000 to hire three part-time officers as added security and Sheriff Jackie Matheny is in the process of hiring for those positions.Only the front door will be available for public entrance into the courthouse. The back door which faces High Funeral Home will be locked and will have alarms installed which will activate when the doors are opened. The side entry door will have a key pad or key swipe entry for employees to enter.According to the grand jury report, “There was no court officer in the hallway providing security during General Sessions Court.