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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 16, 2020

Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the county, Blount County’s Justice Center will close to the public on Friday, WATE reports. The center is set to reopen Jan. 4, 2021. The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says the move will not affect patrol or corrections operations. Video visitation from the 24-hour jail lobby will continue to be limited to three stations with only 10 people allowed in the area. Area residents are encouraged to use the video visitation tool from home. The Blount County General Sessions Court will hold in-custody criminal dockets on Dec. 21 and Dec. 30, but all other court dates have been rescheduled.