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Thursday rain leads to leakage at OR court building

Thursday’s torrential rainfall led to a leaky roof at the General Sessions Court Building in Oak Ridge, according to Circuit Court Clerk Rex Lynch.

Describing the leaks as a “nusiance,” Lynch says that one leak occurred in the office of the clerk and another in a hallway. No equipment or records were damaged by Thursday’s leaks. Lynch also stated that county building crews have repaired at least ten holes in the roof since problems were discovered last year, and that officials are continuing to explore options to eliminate all leakage.

The renovation of the building has proved to be somewhat controversial, as the problems with the roof were revealed only after the renovations began and some officials have questioned the price tag of the project, especially the estimated $450,000 cost to replace the roof on the aging building.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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