Demolition Starts on Old Young County Jail

Published 03/31 2014 06:40PM

Updated 04/01 2014 10:22AM

For the past several years, the old Young County jail has sat empty but today, a demolition crew arrived in downtown Graham and started knocking the walls down.

Construction of the new Young County Law Enforcement Center five years ago left the old jail sitting vacant and be used for storage by several county departments.

However, in October, county commissioners voted to demolish the structure, despite  the county judge's desire to make minimal repairs and  keep it for storage and as a storm shelter.

Officials say the cost to demolish and remove asbestos from the 12,000 square foot building is more than $40,000.

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