Courtroom Security

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 10, 2012

With the start of the new year, metal detectors have screened people entering the courtroom at the Panola County courthouse in Batesville. Panola Sheriff’s Deputy Allen Anthony (right) and other courtroom deputies watch as people remove metal objects from their pockets and persons until the detector no longer beeps when they walk through. “They’re kind of like seatbelts,” said Circuit Judge Jimmy McClure who has a trial scheduled for today. “They don’t do you any good unless you use them.” The

Detectors utilized at courtroom

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