By The Associated Press
OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors are hoping the courthouse clock in Oxford will soon be functional and not just decorative.
A master clock maker from Minnesota arrived in Oxford late last week to finish getting the clock back in working order.
Lloyd Larrish had been hired for the job more than three years ago, and county supervisors recently discussed whether to sue him because the work remained incomplete. The Oxford Eagle reports that Larrish might’ve had health problems.
The job was expected to be finished by Labor Day 2007 and Larrish had been paid almost $35,000.
The courthouse clock was converted to electric, probably in the 1950s, but is missing several original parts that date to about 1872 when the courthouse was rebuilt after being burned during the Civil War.