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Local holiday closings

The following will be closed Friday in observance of Christmas.

GOVERNMENT

- Federal offices will close at noon Thursday and will be closed Friday.

- Fort Jackson offices will close at noon Thursday and will be closed Friday. Some offices will be closed Monday for a training holiday.

- State government offices will be closed Thursday, Friday and Monday.

- Richland County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. There will be no trash collection on Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Saturday. Both the Richland County landfill and Lower Richland drop-off center will be closed Friday.

- Lexington County offices will be closed Thursday, Friday and Monday. There will be no trash collection on Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Saturday.

- Kershaw County offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

- Columbia city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Saturday.

- Forest Acres city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Thursday's trash will be collected Wednesday. Friday's trash will be collected Thursday.

- Lexington town offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. There will be no trash collection Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Saturday.

- West Columbia city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. There will be no trash collection Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Wednesday.

- Cayce city offices will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed Thursday and Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Thursday.

- Irmo town offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday. There will be no trash collection Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Saturday.

- Batesburg-Leesville town offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday. There will be no trash collection Friday. Friday's trash will be collected Saturday.

- Springdale town offices will be closed Thursday, Friday and Monday. There will be no trash collection Thursday or Friday and no collection of yard trash this week through Friday.

- Richland County Recreation Commission's main office and recreation centers, except for the LinRick golf course, will be closed Thursday and Monday. All facilities will be closed Friday.

- City of Columbia/Richland County's Animal Shelter will be closed Friday and Saturday.

- The S.C. Education Lottery offices and claims centers will be closed Thursday, Friday and Monday.

SERVICES/BANKS

- Post offices will be closed Friday.

- Many banks and credit unions will be closed Friday. Check with your branch to verify.

- SCE&G offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

- Mid-Carolina Electric will be closed Thursday and Friday.

- Palmetto Utilities will close at noon on Thursday and will be closed Friday.

- Lexington's Joint Municipal Water and Sewer Commission offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

- Central Midlands RTA bus service will close early Thursday; the last outbound bus will be at 7 p.m. and the last inbound at 8 p.m. There will be no service Friday.

LIBRARIES/MUSEUMS/ZOO

- Richland County Public Library, including the main library and all branch locations will be closed Thursday through Sunday.

- Lexington County Public Library System, including all branch locations and the bookmobile, will be closed Thursday through Monday.

- Kershaw County Public Library will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

- Columbia Museum of Art will close at noon on Thursday and will be closed Friday.

- The S.C. State Museum will be closed Thursday and Friday.

- The S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be closed Thursday through Monday.

- Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be closed Friday.

- EdVenture will be closed Thursday and Friday.

THE STATE

The State newspaper's advertising, business and circulation departments will be closed Friday.

In the event of a delivery problem, customer representatives are available 6-9:30 a.m. at (800) 888-3566.

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