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Most of Athens courthouse to reopen Tuesday after bedbug extermination

By Joe Johnson

Things will almost be back in normal Tuesday for workers and visitors at the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse, after having been closed for nearly a week because of bedbug infestation.

Last week Western Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Eric Norris declared a judicial emergency that closed the East Washington Street building from Wednesday through the weekend.

The critter that caused the wheels of justice in Athens to grind to a halt

That was so exterminators could work to rid all areas of the courthouse of the bedbugs,

After assessing the progress made by exterminators, County officials and Judge Norris lifted nearly the entire order from last week,

On Tuesday, Municipal Court on the first floor will continued to be closed, with limited access to offices.

After the pause, trials and grand juries are now set to resume, and office of the Clerk of Superior and State courts will again be open to employees and the public.

Probate Court also will be open on Tuesday.

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Angelika Argunova
Angelika Argunova
Aug 25, 2023

Bed bug problems can seriously affect people's safety and comfort, so I think it's important that they get attention.

bed bug control is a process that requires a specialized approach and expert knowledge. Proper bed bug management in public buildings such as courthouses includes not only cleaning the premises, but also proactive measures to prevent re-emergence.


Working with professional bed bug services is essential, especially when it comes to public areas. Such companies have expertise in choosing the most effective treatment methods and products.

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