Grand jury room dedicated to late Judge Craig

He left a legacy in Smith County. 5 months ago today Smith Judge Craig Smith died.

Today the newly renovated Smith County grand jury suite was dedicated to him.

The new suite featuring expanded witness waiting area, deliberation room, and state of the art electronic equipment.

Friends and family say the legacy of the four term county judge will live on in this room.

"It's a comfortable environment its bigger than it was and it's a great place for these citizens who volunteer their time and work on some of the hardest things we have that come through our judicial system," said Bill McGinnis, a longtime friend and co-worker of Judge Craig's.

The first grand jury to use the room fully completed will be next Thursday.

The project was funded by the Facilities Improvement Fund and private donations from local probate attorneys.

Danielle Capper reporting.