Coffee County Courthouse in Line for Repairs

Coffee County officials are looking to repair and update the 141-year old courthouse, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Rebuilt after a fire in 1870, the courthouse now houses Coffee County Circuit Court, a Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division office, the Coffee County Historical Society and a University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension law enforcement office. "This is a treasure," Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson said. "It could be magnificent. There's a lot of community interest in trying to raise some funds for it."