LEC saved from wrecking ball


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The old Law Enforcement Center is getting a new lease on life.

Augusta Commissioners have reversed last month’s decision by voting to hold off demolishing the building for a year.

The building has already hosted three film shoots. Producers are promising more.

Commissioners also say they want the building to be used only for movie shoots – not as a home for Juvenile Court.

“Absolutely, that’s why I put it on the agenda. The film industry here locally is finally getting some steam. We want to make sure were providing every opportunity that we can to make sure the filming continues,” says Commissioner Brandon Garrett.

Commissioners say they’ll revisit the demolition in a year, while asking the city administrator to meet with Juvenile Court to discuss their space needs.

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