New office

The two-story building at 302 N. 3rd St. is over 100 years old and has had past lives as a train depot and a newspaper office. 

Today the red brick building with white trim is the new home of the Grady County Sheriff's Office. 

Renovating and furnishing the building was a community effort, according to Jim Weir, Grady County Sheriff.

Over a few months of hard work, many came forward to lend a hand, furniture and lunch during the process. 

Lisa Hatchett, Public Relation's Officer, said about 90 percent of the items in the new location came from local businesses and individuals. 

The community was invited to tour the new Grady County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday. 

Hatchett gave residents a tour, highlighting the new features such as walls built between offices instead of the former open-floor layout. The new cream wall color provides continuity throughout the building. 

The new location is a big step up from the double-wide trailer that temporarily functioned as the Grady County Sheriff's Office. In addition to multiple roomy offices, there is now an interview room, a small gym and break room with a refrigerator, vending machine, table and chairs, stove and microwave. The microwave was provided by a generous citizen who stopped by during the last phases to ask if anything more was needed.

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