Geneva Co. Temporary Jail Approved

Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward finally receives state approval to house inmates in a temporary, fiberglass jail.

The Alabama Fire Marshall's office has cleared the final hurdle for use of the dome structures.

Sheriff Ward and the County Commission have been waiting for nearly a year for permission to begin moving inmates into the 50-bed facility.

The county agreed to pay a Mississippi construction company its final payment of 100,000 dollars.

At this time, the Covington County Commission is waiting on the state Fire Marshals permission to begin housing inmates at its portable, fiberglass facility in Andalusia.