Lanier Technical College held the grand opening of its long-awaited Forsyth Conference Center & Healthcare Building on Tuesday.
"It was a long time coming but it was well worth waiting for, because they really did a great job with it," District 27 state Sen. Jack Murphy said after the event.
Murphy, the ceremony's keynote speaker, is credited with securing the majority of the funding for the $14 million structure.
"The first thing I did (after being elected in 2003) was meet with the governor," Murphy said. "I kind of started the ball rolling trying to get the money. But believe me, there's a lot of people that's helping us to get the money ... the delegation got right behind me and got behind Lanier Tech."