- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Greenville city workers will enjoy an extra holiday this year.

City workers are granted 10 holidays a year. But because Jan. 1 falls on a Thursday, department heads were asked if they would prefer to take Jan. 2, to allow for an extended weekend, instead of Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1GSgUmG) Mayor John Cox said the workers opted to take off Jan. 2.

Councilman Errick Simmons noted the importance of keeping the Veterans Day holiday in place, so he moved “that we add an 11th holiday to the calendar.”

Councilwoman Carolyn Weathers expressed concern with adding the extra day off.

“It would be good if they could pick either of the days, but not both,” she said. “An additional holiday here would cost $35,000.”

Councilwoman Lois Hawkins nevertheless seconded Simmons’ motion. Weathers cast the only vote against approving the additional holiday.

The Christmas holiday, which also falls on Thursday, also has been altered. The new schedule gives workers Dec. 25 and 26 off instead of Dec. 24 and 25 to allow for a four-day weekend.


Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide