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Douglas County commissioners and court administrators continued to debate the courts remodel project at the Board of Commissioners meeting on October 11. A central concern for the board is the cost. While Contegrity Group Inc. provided a conceptual estimate at no charge, the board needs something more concrete in order to proceed. "To do anything more, we would need a better price," said Commissioner Jerry Johnson.
Construction of Foundation Hall officially began Thursday morning. A ground breaking ceremony was held at Jefferson Street and 17th Avenue, the site where future Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) students can live and learn.