Local Oxford government offices closed for Good Friday

Published 10:47 am Thursday, April 13, 2017

Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. It is not a federal holiday in the United States, nor is it an official state holiday in Mississippi.

However, the state Legislators have allowed government offices to trade out taking off on Good Friday and working on Confederate Memorial Day, which is a state holiday that falls this year on April 24.

Here in the LOU community, Oxford city and Lafayette County offices will be closed Friday; however federal offices will be open.

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U.S. Post Offices will be open.

Check with local bank branches for their schedule.

The Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library will be open Friday and Saturday and closed on Sunday.

Parking around the Square will be free on Friday. The Oxford-University Transit buses will be running their normal schedule; however, will end at 7 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.

Garbage collection will continue as scheduled on Friday in both the city and the county.

The Oxford EAGLE will be publishing and the office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.