Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Commisioner Bill Fennoy walks away from his car after coming to attend a ground-breaking ceremony at the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver shakes hands as he greets people gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony in front of the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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The Regency Inn will be demolished for the build of a new hotel, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new developments on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Mason McKnight, the president with ACC Construction Company, speaks to a group gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony in the parking lot of the Regency Inn on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Men involved with the construction at the site of the soon-to-be-gone Regency Inn are seen in a reflection of a window as they stand for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Shovels lay on the ground during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Regency Inn on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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From left to right, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams sits with Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Mason McKnight and Commissioner Bill Fennoy as they sit during a groundbreaking ceremony in the parking lot of the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Marshall McKnight stands with a his hardhat at his feet while he listens to speakers during a groundbreaking ceremony at the Regency Inn on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Developer T.R. Reddy speaks in front of those gathered outside of the Regency Inn for a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Mason McKnight, the president with ACC Construction Company, puts on a work vest as he prepares for a photo opportunity for the group gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony in the parking lot of the Regency Inn on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Developer T.R. Reddy speaks in front of those gathered outside of the Regency Inn for a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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There was a groundbreaking ceremony at the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Reflections are seen in puddles in front of the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver (left) laughs with commissioners Marion Williams (center, left), Corey Johnson (center), and Donnie Smith (right) as they prep for a ground-breaking photo opportunity in front of the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Pigeons roost on the roof of the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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There was a groundbreaking ceremony in front of the Regency Inn, which will be replaced by another hotel, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff

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