Courthouse repairs set to begin

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Hepaco, a contracting firm with offices in Irondale and Theodore has been awarded the bid to make emergency repairs to the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton with a low bid of $57,995.

Escambia County Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins made the announcement during the commission's Sept. 24 meeting, saying the county received three bids for the project.

The other bids included $154,970 from Cross Environmental and $328,500 from Milligan's Huriclean.

Wiggins told commissioners there was no timeframe set to begin the work, noting it will be done on weekends while the courthouse is closed. He...