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Closed for the holiday

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Planning on doing business in town Friday?

Better check before heading out or risk being greeted by a several closed doors as a number of businesses will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day, which falls on Saturday this year. Others, including several smaller Post Office branches, plan to close early to give employees extra time with their families for 4th.

All offices in the city and county, aside from on-duty firemen and law enforcement officers and dispatch centers, will be closed on Friday for the holiday. At the city, that means all offices at city hall  – including the water department, municipal court, and police records and administrative offices will be closed. At the county, that means all offices at the courthouse and its annexes, including the tax office office, clerks’ offices, commissioners, district court, justice of the peace, all annexes and the sheriff’s administrative offices as well.

Essentially, if the city or county office generally keeps regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, it will likely be closed. But, in the event of emergencies county and city dispatchers will still be taking calls for service.

Even the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hopkins County will be closed July 3 in observance of the holiday.

Another thing to note is that many post offices will be closing early Friday for the holiday weekend.

Many smaller Post Offices in the Dallas District will close at noon Friday, July 3. But, don’t worry, full delivery services and mail collections will be provided that day.

“Historically, there’s a significant decline in retail traffic in our Post Office obbies on that day, before a national holiday,” said Brashear Postmaster Beverly Haygood. “We view this as an opportunity to adjust our staffing to the expected decline in workload, and to give our retail employees more time to spend with their families during the long holiday weekend.”

However, postal customers requiring full retail services can get them in Post Offices in most major cities, like Dallas, during regular office hours Friday. Call 1-800-275-8777 for assistance in finding the nearest post office locations and hours of operation. Also, postal customers can visit www.usps.com any time for service.

All Dallas District Post Offices — which includes Brashear, Como, Cooper, Cumby, Dike, Pickton, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff, Sulphur Springs, Winnsboro and Yantis (and any Post Office in the 3 digit ZIP code prefixes 750-759) — will be closed on July 4 in observance of the July 4th holiday. No mail will be collected that day, only Express Mail deliveries in major urban cities.

Regular Post Office retail hours and full delivery operations at the post office will resume on Monday, July 6.

Echo Publishing Company will be open on Friday, opting to close on Monday, July 6, instead. Consequently, the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram will publish a weekend edition on July 4, although with an early deadline in order to get finished early so employees can spend the rest of the day with their families. The News-Telegram will not publish a Monday edition as all Echo offices are closed that day.





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