Work aims for ‘mold-free’ US courthouse in north Mississippi

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Renovation will begin soon at a federal courthouse in northern Mississippi that was shut down because of mold.

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) – Renovation will begin soon at a federal courthouse in northern Mississippi that was shut down because of mold.

WCBI-TV reports that work at the Thomas G. Abernethy Federal Building in Aberdeen is expected to start in September or October and be completed by early 2021. It will cost about $12 million.

Chief Judge Sharion Aycock says once the renovation is complete, the courthouse will be free of mold.

To help pay for the project, the court partnered with the General Services Administration and Tennessee Valley Authority to get a utility energy service contract to replace mold-infected heating and air conditioning systems. The work will include improvements for energy efficiency.

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