City Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony, Aug. 24, 2010

Here are photographs from the ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted at lunchtime today at City Hall. The ceremony — which featured MEMA Director Mike Womack, Mayor A.J. Holloway and others — represented the ceremonial conclusion of the nine-month, $852,000 project to restore the stately downtown building. This photo gallery also includes photographs from the beginning of this afternoon’s City Council meeting. The council met in City Hall for the first time in 10 months. Click on individual images to enlarge.