DeSoto County offices close for King/Lee holiday

Government offices will be closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.  The state of Mississippi and the state of Alabama also officially acknowledge the third Monday in January as Robert E. Lee’s birthday, so it is a state holiday in that regard.  

The City of Hernando offices are closed on Monday, as mentioned in a Twitter post.

Southaven city offices will be closed.  

Olive Branch offices are closed and garbage collection is delayed a day.  

Nothing has been posted but it is expected Horn Lake offices are closed and garbage pick up is a day delayed due to the holiday.

DeSoto County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, and the rubbish pit will be closed on Monday. This will not affect emergency services.

Residential Curbside Garbage and Recycle service will be affected in the unincorporated areas in the county. Waste Pro, USA. will not service on Monday and all routes will be one day late for the remainder of the week. (Mon-Tues, Tues-Wed, Wed-Thurs, Thurs.-Fri, Fri.-Sat.)

The County Rubbish Pit at 5255 West Sandidge Road in Olive Branch will be closed on Monday. The facility will be open 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on all other regularly scheduled days. (Saturday winter hours thru April 1st, 2023 are 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day being a federal holiday, most financial institutions will be closed. Post offices will also be closed on Monday and there will be no mail delivery. 

All Northwest Mississippi Community College offices are closed Monday and classes will not happen.  

Bob Bakken

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