Former child support office sold

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lawrence County Commissioners can scratch one item off their to-do list.

The commission Thursday awarded a bid for the old Child Support Enforcement Agency building on Fourth Street to Ironton real estate agent Debbie Dickens. Dickens submitted the sold bid of $161,500, though Commission President Doug Malone said others has expressed an interest in it.

Though Dickens’ bid was less than the $170,000 appraised value, Commissioner Tanner Heaberlin said it was still an acceptable offer.

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“With the real estate market the way it is, if we’re selling it we’re probably doing pretty well,” Heaberlin said.

A message was left for Dickens at her office at M&M Realty in regards to her plans for the building. That phone call was not returned.

In other matters, the commission Thursday agreed to send a letter to the Lawrence County Engineer’s Office, asking that repairs be made to county roads 12, 42, 64, 171, 71, 72 and 73. That letter also asked that attention be given to county roads 64, 31 and 30, all of which have ditch and drainage tile problems.

Lawrence County Recorder Sharon Gossett Hager thanked the commission for repairs made to her storage building.