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Wall issue divides commissioners, residents Published: May 8, 2013

DURANT -- A wall being constructed in the Bryan County Courthouse has become a divisive issue.

The Durant Daily Democrat reports that county commissioners, despite pleas from about 30 local residents and a petition signed by about 300, voted to go ahead with the construction.

They say the wall is a matter of security, restricting access to a part of the building, especially during elections and at hours when no one else is in the courthouse.

Representatives of both sides of the issue spoke during a recent commissioners meeting, at times somewhat heated.

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