Geneva County Jail

Several people in Geneva County are upset over a proposed temporary jail to be placed behind the courthouse.

The Geneva County Commission received petitions Monday from several area churches and businesses.

They oppose a 250-thousand dollar fiberglass extension.

Besides eliminating dozens of parking spaces, the residents say it'll destroy the overall appearance of the courthouse.

The Geneva Historical Society has publicly opposed the jail extension's placement.

Members feel it's counter productive in trying to rejuvenate downtown.

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