ribbon cutting

Governor Brian Kemp and local officials share a laugh while snipping the ribbon after ceremonial scissors didn’t work for their first attempt at cutting the ‘Pierce County blue’ ribbon last Friday in the auditorium of the new PCHS. Pictured (l-r): County Attorney Franklin Rozier, Blackshear Mayor Kevin Grissom, Sheriff Ramsey Bennett, Senator Tyler Harper, County Chairman Neal Bennett, State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Board of Education member Duward Boatright, School Supt. Dr. Kevin Smith, Kemp, PCHS Principal Dara Bennett, Congressman Buddy Carter, PCHS Assistant Principal Kelly Murray, BOE member Jack Saussy, BOE Chair Linda Zechmann, Industrial Development Authority Director Matt Carter (in back), State BOE member Mike Long, Chamber of Commerce Dir. Angela Manders (in back), former School Supt. Terri DeLoach, school board attorney C. Deen Strickland, PCHS AP Melissa Thomas and State Representative Steven Meeks. – Photo by Conner Selph