Wednesday the hallways at the old building were packed with filing cabinets, movers, and manila folders galore.
"I'm glad this day is finally here," said Ruby McBride of the family preservation department. "I'm sure that in the new building we won't freeze in the winter and burn up in the summer."
Nearly all the workers moving into the new building, which cost just over $2.5 million, were busy gathering up important papers for the transition just a few yard behind their old building.
The new county office building will include Mississippi Department of Human Services, which is made up of economic assistance, child support and family/children services. The building also contains the Grenada County Health Department, Mississippi Forestry and the Mississippi State Cooperative Extension Services.
Employees at the old county office buildings and county officials think it is time for the move. The new building took a little over a year to build as construction workers put up the frame in May 2005.
"It's an old hospital, what else can I say?", said Randy Hodges in child support services.
Hodges, who has worked at the building for 29 years, said it was not good to not have a waiting room for the people who come in to get served.
Chad Gray, district five supervisor, was at the county office building catching a glimpse of all the action.
"The moving is going smoothly," Gray said. "The new building is a great asset for the community."
As for now, until other features are completed at the new building such as installing a parking lot and the demolition of the old building, visitors coming to the new county office building will have to enter at the rear of the building on the Mound Street side, which is the front of the old building.
According to architect George Mullen Jr. though, there is a two week period for the worker to be moved into the new building before the old county office building will be demolished.