Jail is on the move
The wait is finally over.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Department is moving to the new jail next week, and has announced the administrative offices will be closed Friday, March 14 due to the move.
Franklin County Sheriff Larry Plott said he had no choice but to close the administrative offices for the move because of moving computers, software systems and phone lines to the new jail.
"We're not closing down, but the physical office here at the courthouse is moving," Plott said.
The office will not be able to conduct background checks and issue pistol permits as usual because of the move.
"We had to do it this way because of the phone lines and computers that have to be moved," Plott said.
If anyone needs immediate assistance, they should report to the old jail or call 332-8820, and someone will help them. The move will not affect the manpower on the street, officials said.
"We are going to ensure that the community is protected as usual and the move will not affect the patrolling officers," Plott said.
The new administrative offices will open on Monday, March 17, but there are no guarantees that everything will go smoothly.
"We are relying on phone companies and other outside sources to get the computers and phone lines up and running over there," Plott said. "We will be over there (next) Monday whether everything is running or not."
Plott said he expects the move to take most of next weekend because of the magnitude of items that must be transported.