Clock tower at east Arkansas courthouse to be repaired
Posted: July 1, 2012 at 1:12 p.m.
HARRISBURG The clock tower at a 100-year-old courthouse in eastern Arkansas will be getting a facelift.
The county received a $31,186 grant last week from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to repair the clock tower at the Poinsett County Courthouse in Harrisburg.
The county built a screen to keep birds out, but the animals left the tower in disarray.
County Judge Charles Nix told the Jonesboro Sun that officials want to clean out the structure and get the clock working again.
Nix says the county has received $384,604 in grants since 2005 to complete projects and maintain the courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Among other things, the money has been used to install a central heat and air system on the third floor.