This morning the Henry County Supervisors approved $2,500 for the Henry County Courthouse Centennial planning committee. An event celebrating the construction of the current courthouse 100 years ago is set for July 27th. The funds will be used for printouts for the public, possibly banners inside and outside the courthouse and refreshments. The money will also pay for refurbishing a display case that will be a permanent fixture in the court house. The case was donated by Richard Realty and Auction and came from the old Dejaynes jewelry store.
In other business, the supervisors discussed purchase of a new phone system for the county offices. The current system is 9 years old. Repairs are starting to cost the county money. For example a recent repair was $3,700. Also, no one locally does service or repair work on the system. The county I.T. manager, Derek Wellington is researching other systems and companies. He would like to look at the new phone system recently installed at the Henry County Health Center. This is what is called an I.P. system, which is the newest in phone technology. Wellington has asked Windstream to work up a bid. So far it looks like it could cost the county an estimated $60,000 or more. Wellington will continue to get pricing and try to keep it local.