Calhoun County Courthouse

The Calhoun County Courthouse is pictured in this 2011 file photo.  (Anniston Star photo by Trent Penny)

Some good news: You don’t have jury duty on Monday at the Calhoun County Courthouse — no one does, in fact.

Kim McCarson, the county’s circuit clerk, on Friday said that all the trials on judges’ dockets for next week had been settled or seen defendants agree to plea deals.

“We don’t have a trial that’s going to be going on,” McCarson said.

That means none of the 425 county residents who’d received notices instructing them to report to the courthouse for jury duty will need to show up. It also means the court will save the $10 per day and 5 cents per mile jurors are normally paid for their service.

Courthouse staff, including judges and prosecutors, will turn their attention to other cases, McCarson said.

“Their dockets are packed,” she said. “There’s a lot of hard work that goes into those cases before” they go to trial, she added.


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