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Published June 08, 2010, 10:46 AM

Clockmaker given more time ... again

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Minnesota clockmaker has been given more time to complete the restoration of the old Lafayette County Courthouse clock.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Minnesota clockmaker has been given more time to complete the restoration of the old Lafayette County Courthouse clock.

Lloyd Larish, owner of the Faribault, Minn.-based House of Clocks, took the clock back to his shop three years ago and has cited ongoing health problems for a series of unmet deadlines.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that county supervisors on Monday agreed to give Larish more time to finish.

The clock is the only work left on the $3.5 million restoration, which originally was scheduled to be finished in 11 months.

Lafayette County paid the clockmaker some $35,000 for the restoration.

The clock that dates back to about 1872 when the courthouse was rebuilt following its burning during the Civil War.

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