5 Ga. courthouses may close to cut costs | News
ATLANTA -- The federal government is considering closing up to 60 court sites across the country, including five in Georgia, as part of an effort to cut costs.
Documents obtained by the Associated Press show federal courthouse facilities in 29 states could be on the chopping block. Many of the court sites are in rural areas and critics say closing them could make it more difficult for people to get to court proceedings.
Six of the 60 court sites that could be closed are in Arkansas. Texas, like Georgia, has five sites on the list of possible closures. Officials are even considering shuttering the court site in Juneau, Alaska's capital city.
The Georgia sites facing closure are Athens, Dublin, Statesboro, Valdosta and Waycross.
The government ranked the court sites that could close based on categories such as usage and location.