With the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, governmental offices will be closed to allow employees time to celebrate.

The administrative offices of the Mingo County Commission and Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27. Along with the county, the cities of Delbarton, Gilbert, and Williamson will also be closed both days. In addition, the city of Kermit will close on Wednesday. The offices for the town of Matewan will be closed only for Thanksgiving on Thursday. The Kermit Town Hall is currently closed because of conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain closed at least through Nov. 29.

All emergency services such as fire, police and ambulance will operate normally.

The United State Postal Service will close its local post offices and suspend deliveries on Thursday. Normal hours of operation resume Friday.

BB&T, Bank of Mingo, Community Trust Bank, U.S. Bank, Williamson National Bank and each of their respective branches will be closed on Thursday and will reopen on Friday.

All Mingo County public schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The administrative offices of the Mingo County Board of Education will be closed on Thursday and Friday. A new executive order executed by Gov. Jim Justice last week, Schools will conduct classes on a remote basis until next Thursday. This will provide a seven-day incubation period in case there are any exposures during family get togethers on Thanksgiving.

Trash collection for areas of Mingo County serviced by Waste Management will have a one delay. In the city of Williamson, Veolia Water will pick up trash on its regular schedule Monday, Nov. 23. Customers with normal Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be serviced on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Customers who traditionally have their trash collected on Thursdays and Fridays will have their garbage picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 25. All routes will return to normal days and times on Monday, Nov. 30.

Many private sector businesses will have modified schedules throughout the holiday. In an unusual move, Walmart and the South Side Mall, both located at Goody, Kentucky, will be closed on Thanksgiving day  this year. Anyone needing particular services may want to call ahead to check on hours and closings.

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