Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen's new office is now out of the old Hurricane Katrina relief trailer it had operated from on Shanklin Road. Workers moved furniture and other items into the 6,300-square-foot renovated space on Old Shell Road in Port Royal on Jan. 10, 2014.
The building will provide office space for Allen and his employees and house the county's first morgue, which can hold eight bodies. Money for the $850,000 project to convert the former county Disabilities and Special Needs building came from cash remaining from bond sales dating to 2002.
Video: Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen on his new office
Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen takes a break from moving in Jan. 10, 2014, to describe the new Coroner's Office on Old Shell Road in Port Royal. Jay Karr