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Area offices, stores closed for New Year’s holiday

Several businesses and public offices will start the new year closed for the holiday.

The Daily Leader office will close Monday for New Year’s Day, but paper deliveries will go uninterrupted and follow their regular Tuesday through Saturday schedule.

Lincoln County offices and Brookhaven City offices will be closed Jan 1.

Monticello City offices will close at noon today and reopen Jan. 2.

Copiah County, Franklin County and Lawrence county offices and Wesson, Bude and Meadville city offices will be closed on New Year’s Day.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol license exam office will be closed Monday.

Brookhaven School District will recommence classes Jan. 5, and Lincoln and Copiah County schools will welcome students back Thursday. Brookhaven Academy resumes coursework Wednesday. Franklin County schools start back on Jan. 7, and Lawrence County schools reopen Jan. 8. The Mississippi School of the Arts restarts classes Jan. 5.

Waste Pro’s trash pickup schedule will be delayed by a single day on the week of Jan. 1, with Monday pickups occurring Tuesday, Tuesday pickups on Wednesday, Wednesday pickups on Thursday, Thursday pickups on Friday and Friday pickups on Saturday.

Waste Pro site manager John Gibson would like customers to remember to have trash ready for pickup by 7 a.m. the day of scheduled removal. He said that should ultimately keep the holiday pickup timetable on track.

The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will reopen Tuesday.

Lastly, the United States Postal Service will make no deliveries on New Year’s Day, except Priority Mail Express. Priority Mail Express mail will be delivered on Sunday and Monday. All  post office locations will be open and resume regular mail delivery Tuesday. Blue collection boxes will not be serviced on New Year’s Eve. Regular collections will be made Saturday.