Courthouse Security Plan in Danger

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A $6 million plan to beef up security at the Fulton County Courthouse is in jeopardy.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the county commission is considering redirecting that money to other projects and will talk about the issue at their next meeting on August 18.

Five years ago, Brian Nichols went on a shooting rampage at the courthouse, killing four people, including a judge.  The enhanced security plan was recommended by a federal panel that reviewed the tragedy.

Some county commissioners would now prefer to spend the money on stimulus projects, including a museum for the Tuskegee Airmen, better security at bus stops, and transportation for senior citizens.

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