County courtroom to become movie set

Friday, June 26, 2009

Marshall County commissioners are scheduled on Wednesday to consider a recommendation from their Building Committee to permit use of the county's circuit courtroom as a movie set.

The resolution as suggested by Circuit Court Clerk Elinor Brandon Foster would authorize County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett to sign a contract permitting use of the room. No fee would be charged, Commissioner Mickey King said.

"It's just for the goodwill and advertisement of Marshall County," said King, chairman of the Building Committee. "We said they could use it as long as it wouldn't interfere with use of the courtroom. They'll have liability insurance and everything like that."

"It'll take 3-4 days to shoot it," he said. Filming will start "pretty soon."

And Marshall County Sheriff's Detective Capt. Norman Dalton "has a role in it," King said.

The resolution permitting use of the courtroom is one of three scheduled for a special called meeting of the commission It's to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday when the other resolutions are to proceed with bid calls on employee health insurance and deal with worker compensation issues.

"We're trying to get everything in place... the employees committee... and to get a request for proposals together for the employees' insurance bid to see if we can get a better rate on insurance," King said.