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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:26 pm | Updated: 2:26 pm, Thu Jan 3, 2013.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit responded to the courthouse today after a bomb threat had been called into the Cobb County 911 center.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the Frank C. Mills Justice Center was not evacuated, and a K-9 search revealed nothing unusual.

A foreclosure sale on the steps of the Justice Center, however, was briefly disrupted as deputies set up a perimeter around the building.

Lt. Jay Baker said the caller told 911 operators that bombs had been buried outside the Cobb and Cherokee courthouses.

K-9s were called in, and a search was conducted outside the building. Baker said normal operations resumed after the search was conducted.

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident.

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