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The Thomaston-Upson School System held a ribbon-cutting and two Open Houses Monday for its new $8 million Fine Arts Center, built on the campus of Upson-Lee High School. The Fine Arts Center was funded by the Education SPLOST approved by voters in 2010. Prior to the ribbon-cutting Monday morning, the Board of Education sponsored a Sun’s Up Breakfast for the Chamber of Commerce at the Fine Arts Center, giving Chamber members a first chance to tour the new facility. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 8:45 a.m. with Open Houses for the community being held from 9-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Refreshments were provided in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center, and students gave guided tours of the facility. Guests were entertained by student band and choral groups. In the upper photo, BOE Chair Keith Rohling and Vice Chair Jacqueline Hollis cut the ribbon as fellow BOE members, school system staff, and Chamber and community members look on. In the lower photo, the ULMS Chorus, under the direction of Lindsey Farris, performs in the auditorium. For more photos of the new Fine Arts Center, see Friday’s edition of The Thomaston Times.