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Firefighters reattach scales to the Lady of Justice, the rooftop statue on the Athens County Courthouse, after they had been blown off by strong winds last year. 

Athens County Courthouse replaces scales on Lady Justice

The scales the golden statue on the roof of the Athens County Courthouse holds blew off in the wind last year.

Lady Justice, the golden statue adorning the roof of the Athens County Courthouse, received much-needed repairs Wednesday.

“She’s all back together and more beautiful than ever,” Charlie Adkins, Athens County commissioner, said.

The repairs replaced the "scales of justice" the statue holds, which the wind had blown off sometime last year, Adkins said.

“(The scales) actually fell from her hand,” Adkins said. “It could’ve hurt someone.”

Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason attributed the damage to a crack in a supporting bracket and said the bracket was straightened back out.

Charlie Brown, Athens County building and grounds superintendent, fixed the statue and replaced the scales, Adkins said. The Athens Fire Department supplied the bucket ladder that allowed staff to reach the statue, he added.

Adkins estimated the cost of repairs for the statue to be “a couple dollars.” Eliason said it was too early to say.

“We haven’t seen the bill yet,” Eliason said.

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