Pierce County boosting courthouse security

Residents entering the county courthouse or the courthouse annex on Nichols Street will soon have to pass through a security checkpoint.

County commissioners Tuesday night approved implementing the checkpoints and hiring two new certified peace officers as part of Georgia’s recently passed “Safe Carry Protection Act” — better known as the “Guns Everywhere” bill.

“We’ve got to go ahead and do this,” said county chairman Mitch Bowen. “I know we have never had an incident (with guns) and we don’t need to start now.”

via The Blackshear Times

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