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Monitors help direct traffic at courthouse
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County employee Patty Terrazas checks out one of the new terminal monitors that debuted this month at the Forsyth County Courthouse. - photo by Submitted
Finding the way to a court date may have just gotten a little easier at the Forsyth County Courthouse.

Three Infax display terminal monitors, similar to those used at airports, were recently installed.

According to a county news release, the monitors show a daily listing of State and Superior Court case names and numbers with their corresponding courtroom assignments.

The system, which can hold up to 300 court cases, is designed to improve courthouse traffic flow and reduce the time and paperwork it takes to create court dockets.

The project was funded through a $19,585 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant awarded to the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit.

The county did not have to provide any matching money, according to the release.

Dawn Childress, circuit court administrator, said in a statement that "case names, numbers and locations were not previously posted in the courthouse."

"When we found out grant money was available for technology, we wanted to utilize it to help with the congestion at the courthouse," Childress said.