Thursday, Bryan County held an open house for the Robert L. Williams Courthouse Annex with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the unveiling of the refurbished Robert Lee Williams sign.
The new courthouse annex holds the county clerk’s office, treasurer’s office, tax assessor’s office, and the county commissioner’s secretary.
The courthouse annex was previously the Robert L. Williams library. The building had been donated to the city of Durant by Williams.
The old library was converted into the courthouse annex through collaboration of local and county officials.
County commissioner Monty Montgomery said during the ceremony that he wanted to emphasize how important this project was because of this collaboration.
“It’s a celebration of unity between local and county leaders,” said Montgomery. Senator Josh Brecheen also commented on the unity of the two government entities.
“Unity seems to be the theme of this meeting,” said Brecheen. Brecheen commented on the high levels of honor and respect he has seen in the community.
Before cutting the ribbon on the facility the refurbished Robert Lee Williams sign was unveiled. The sign which stood, outside of the library, was refurbished by local artist Janie Umsted.