If the new magistrates' office building were a little larger, more trials and preliminary hearings could be held there, Magistrate Jackie Pope told County Council on Monday night.
Last year, council acted quickly in buying the old Good Kia dealership on S.C. 9 Bypass, voting to spend up to $1 million on the building and renovations.
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Pope said with another courtroom, more court proceedings could take place at one time, since the county has four magistrate judges.
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