Ridgeland to host city Hall open house, ribbon cutting


RIDGELAND- Pastors, representatives from the chamber of commerce and other city officials are on the slate to speak at the dedication and ribbon cutting for the brand new city hall building this weekend.

The city has a dedication and flag-raising ceremony scheduled for this weekend at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at the new city hall building located at 100 West School Street.

Mayor Gene F. McGee and the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen will be present for the ceremony as well as Chase Bryan, president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. Director of Community Development Alan Hart will give a presentation about the new building. Ridgeland High School Singers will sing and the Ridgeland High School AFJROTC Color Guard will raise the new flag over the new building.

Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Ridgeland Dr. Mark Byrd and Pastor Ryan Lamberson of Word of Life Church in Ridgeland are also expected to speak.

Tours will follow the ceremony.

The $15.9-million, 30,000-square-foot Ridgeland City Hall at School Street and U.S. 51 opened on the first of this month.

At the end of January, the flag was retired at the place Ridgeland called City Hall at the corner of Lake Harbour and Highway 51 for over 30 years and employees bid farewell.

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