Lamar County Courthouse Stock

The Lamar County Courthouse

By a 3-2 margin, Lamar County Commissioners Court voted to spend $4 million of the remaining $4.7 million in American Rescue Act funding for a training/office building and storage facilities to be built on newly acquired property on North Main Street.

Commissioner Lonnie Layton joined County Judge Brandon Bell in opposition to a motion by Alan Skidmore seconded by Kevin Anderson and joined by Ronnie Bass.

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at

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