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Tropical Storm Irma business, school closings

WRBL Staff - COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Several school districts have already canceled school in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The closures are:

  • Albany State University -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Auburn City Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Auburn University -- Monday, Sept. 11 (Reopen to employees at 7:45 a.m., classes resume at noon Tuesday)
  • Barbour County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Bethesda Baptist Child Care Center (Ellerslie) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Brookstone School -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Chambers County Schools -- Monday Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Chattahoochee County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Clay County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Columbus State University -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Columbus Technical College -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Department of Defense Education Activity Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Dominion Children's Academy (Columbus) -- Monday,  Sept. 11
  • Eufaula City Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Fairview Baptist Preschool (Columbus) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Flint River Academy -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Fort Benning Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Georgia Military College (Columbus campus) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Georgia Southern University -- Friday, Sept. 8 through Wednesday, Sept. 13 (until further notice)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • God's Glory Ministries Daycare (Opelika) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Hallie Turner Private School (Columbus) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Harris County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Kidz Central Christian Academy and Daycare (Phenix City) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • King, Darden, and Edelman Head Start Centers (Auburn, Opelika, Hurtsboro) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Learning Zone Childcare (Auburn) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • LaGrange College -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Lee County Schools (AL) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • The Lakeside School (Eufaula) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Lanett City Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Macon County Schools (GA) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Marion County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11, Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Wednesday, Sept 13 (Faculty and staff report at 9 a.m.)
  • Mercer University (Atlanta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah campuses) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Meriwether County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Miller-Motte Technical College (Columbus) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday Sept. 12
  • Muscogee County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • New Beginnings Christian Ministries (Phenix City) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 (until further notice)
  • Opelika City Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Phenix City Christian School -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Phenix City Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Pike County Schools (AL) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Pike County Schools (GA) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Pinehurst Christian School -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Quitman County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Randolph County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Russell County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Schley County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • South Georgia Technical College -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • St. Luke School (preschool, main school, early learning center)  -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Stewart County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Striplin Terrace Preschool -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Sumter County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Southern Union Community College (All campuses) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Springwood School -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Talbot County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Taylor County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11, Tuesday, Sept 12, and Wednesday, Sept. 13 (Faculty and staff report at 8 a.m.)
  • Trinity Christian School (Opelika) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Troup County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Troy City Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Troy University (Phenix City campus) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • University of Georgia -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • University of West Georgia -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Upson County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Virginia College (Columbus campus) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Webster County Schools -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12

Other closings include:

  • Alatrade Foods (Phenix City) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • The Allergy Center at Brookstone -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • The American Cancer Society Office -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 (Call 1-800-ACS-2345 for more details)
  • Aquarium Cleaning Service (Cusseta) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Bank of the Ozarks -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Beall's Outlet -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • The Bob Wright Symposium On Business Empowerment -- Postponed, later dates to be announced
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Branch Banking and Trust (Columbus, Phenix City, and surrounding areas) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • The Bridge Church (Columbus) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Callaway Gardens -- Monday, Sept 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Campus Clubs Kickoff (Auburn) -- Postponed from Tuesday, Sept. 12 (Check for updates here.)
  • Chattahoochee Valley Libraries (All campuses) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Columbus Consolidated Government (Includes METRA, Solid Waste Services, Court Sessions) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Columbus Endoscopy Center and Gastrointestinal Diseases -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Columbus Health Department (West Central Health District) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Columbus Regional Health outpatient and elective procedures -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Columbus RiverCenter -- Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Columbus Water Works -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • DaVita Dialysis (Columbus, Phenix City, Auburn, Opelika) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Easterseals West Georgia -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • El Carrizo Restaurant -- Both locations on Macon Road and Whittlesey Road to close Monday, Sept. 11
  • Enrichment Service Program (Early Head Start and Head Start Centers and Neighborhood Service Centers, Corporate Office in Columbus) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Exide Technology (except management personnel) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Fort Benning -- Monday, Sept. 11, operations suspended. Only mission-essential personnel to report for duty Monday
  • Fort Benning: Benning Blvd. and Sand Hill Access Control Gates closed until 4am Tuesday
  • Harris County Government and all services -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Horizons Diagnostics -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Human Performance and Rehabilitation Centers (Columbus) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Hughston Clinic and surgery center -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance anti-violence motorcade -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Keystone (Barbour County) -- Monday, Sept. 11, first shift canceled
  • Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia -- Tuesday, Sept. 12 (All shifts of production canceled for hourly production. Salaried employees will work altered schedule of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Production to resume at 6:30 a.m on Wednesday, Sept 13)
  • Kidz and Co. Childcare (Ladonia) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • King, Darden, and Edelman Head Start Center (Auburn, Hurtsboro and Opelika) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Kinetic (All branches) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Kodak -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • City of LaGrange nonessential services (trash pickup, municipal courts) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Lee County Commission offices -- Monday, Sept. 11. All other government offices will reopen at normal operating hours Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Liberty Utilities Service Center -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • McCauley Propeller Systems -- Monday, Sept. 11. Delayed start until 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • New Beginnings Christian Ministries (Centers 1 and 2) -- Closed until further notice
  • New Horizons Behavioral Health Center (Muscogee, Harris, Talbot, Chattahoochee, Stewart, Randolph, Quitman and Clay Counties) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • On Time Printing -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Opelika City Services -- All departments of Opelika City Hall will be closed for the rest of Monday, Sept. 11 starting at 1:30 p.m. Operations will be as normal Tuesday, Sept. 12, weather permitting.
  • Pastoral Institute (Columbus) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • PAWS Humane's Vet Clinic and Adoption Center -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Phenix City administrative offices -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Pine Mountain Trail -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Pratt & Whitney -- Sunday, Sept. 10, third shift and Monday, Sept. 11, first shift
  • Publix Supermarkets -- The company confirms locations in Auburn, Phenix City, LaGrange, and Columbus will cease operations at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. The stores will open again at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.
  • Rexnord (Auburn) -- To close Monday, Sept. 11 after first shift
  • Rivertown School of Beauty -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Russell County Courthouse and Judicial Building -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Russell County Sanitation offices (Phenix City) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 (Mon. and Tue. trash pickup moved to Wednesday, Wed. pickup moved to Thursday, Thurs. and Fri. pickup to occur Friday)
  • Saint Francis Hospital -- Medical Group Practices, Columbus Clinic, Macon Rd. Urgent Care Center, Outpatient physical threrapy and rehab services, chemotherapy and infusion services, retail pharmacy (after Noon): Monday, Sept. 11
  • The Smiths Station Government Center(City Hall, Lee County Revenue Commissioner and Probate Judge Satellite Offices) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Stewart County Commission -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 (commission meeting tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 19), closing includes courthouse operations
  • Synder Lance -- Until Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Toddler Town Child Care (Phenix City) -- Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • W.C. Bradley Co and Char Broil, LLC -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Wells Fargo (All branches in Georgia) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • West Georgia Pediatric Partners (Dr Macleods office) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • Wild Adventures (Valdosta) -- Sunday, Sept. 10
  • Winship Clinic (Phenix City) -- Monday, Sept. 11
  • YMCA (All campuses) -- Monday, Sept. 11
WRBL will keep you updated on more closings as they are announced.

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