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December 31, 2012

County, city shuts down for NY’s Day

DUNCAN — For numerous people in Stephens County, the new year will begin with a day off work.

Many government entities and area businesses will be closed Tuesday in celebration of New Year’s Day. Unlike Christmas, which came only a week prior to New Year’s, most of the closings will be limited to one full day.

All county offices will be closed Tuesday for the holiday, but the Stephens County Courthouse will be open today and Wednesday with no change in opening schedule.

The City of Duncan is slated to close early today and be closed all day Tuesday for New Year’s. City offices will be opened from 7 a.m. to noon today, and will reopen with normal hours Wednesday.

Emergency services, including the Duncan Fire Department and the Duncan Police Department, will have employees working Tuesday, similarly to how they handled the Christmas holiday.

In addition to normal city offices, the Duncan Public Library will also be closing early today for the holiday. While the library will be closed all day Tuesday, it will be open from 9 a.m. to noon today and will return to normal schedule Wednesday.

Brenda Strong, library cataloger, said the library will probably be slow in the coming week because of the holiday.

“Sometimes, we’re busy leading up to it,” Strong said. “But a few days before, we usually slow way down.”

County and city offices aren’t the only places expected to be shut down for New Year’s Day. Area banks will be closed Tuesday in celebration of the holiday. Normal hours will resume Wednesday.

There will be no postal delivery nor trash collection on Tuesday because of the holiday. Those services will resume Wednesday.

Among local businesses closing for the holiday, The Duncan Banner will maintain regular office hours Monday and Wednesday, but will close Tuesday. A newspaper will be printed and delivered for New Year’s Day.

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