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Hopewell Court Cited for Error

State Auditor says Hopewell’s General District Court has some problems. In a letter to the city last month, a state auditor said dozens of defendants were overcharged by more than a thousand dollars for fines, fees, and court costs, and  listed 28 instances where the clerk’s office made billing mistakes that cost the local court or the state money. The letter said  these matters require attention and corrective action. General District Court Clerk Deborah Hatcher told the Progress-Index she’s received a copy of the audit and will make corrections and that was all she had to say.