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Non-School Closings and Early Dismissals

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Here is a list of general closings and cancellations. We have a separate article concerning school closures and early dismissals here:

General Closings and Cancellations

Another Adventure Daycare in Savannah will operate on a delay Thursday (1/30) by opening at 9:00am if weather permits.

All Childcare Network Schools in Savannah and Statesboro will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting.

Bridge to Empowerment - Jasper Co.
Status: Closed
Details: After-school services will be closed Tuesday (1/28) and Wednesday (1/29)

Beaufort County Business License Fee Structure
Status: Cancelled
Details: The special work session is cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Calvary's Day Care
Status: closed Thursday (1/30).

Camden County government offices will be closed Wednesday;  All county public schools will also be closed.  A local cold weather shelter will open this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Kingsland.  Kingsland First United Methodist Church WAREHOUSE Youth Building 210 E. William Ave.

Chatham County Department of Family & Children's Services will open at noon Wednesday.

Chatham County Govt. Buildings will be closed Thursday January 30th.  This includes the courthouse and jurors are urged to call the jury hotline Thursday for instruction for Friday.

Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Inc., and Quantum Industries
Status: Early closure
Details: will have early dismissal on Tuesday (1/28) at 1:30 and will be closed on Wednesday (1/27) for both staff and individuals.

City of Beaufort Administrative Offices will be closed Wednesday; reopening for normal business hours on Thursday.

City of Beaufort Council Meeting
Status: Canceled
Details: The Council Meeting will now be held on Tuesday February 11th, 2014.

Doodlebugs Child Learning Center - Effingham Co.
Status: Open, Delayed 2 hours on 1/30/2014
Details: Will open at 8:30 am

Early Scholars University - Savannah
Status: Closed Thursday (1/30)

El Shaddai Academy - Savannah
Status: Closed Thursday (1/30)

Garden City Government
Status: Closed
Details: All court hearings in Garden City on Wednesday (1/29) are canceled and Government Agency buildings will be minimally staffed.  Garden City Hall and the Recreation Department including the Senior Center will be closed for most operations on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 due to the weather conditions. Employees will be monitoring emails and phone calls to respond to citizen requests.  Municipal Court has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.  Critical staff including Water Operations, Public Works and Public Safety staff will be on duty.

Georgia Department of Labor
Status: All offices across the state are closed

Georgia Ports Authority Job Fair for Thursday (1/30) is cancelled.

Godley Station Animal Hospital
Status: Delayed Opening
Details: They will be open at 10:00am.

Gulfstream Aerospace

Details: The company will be closed on Wednesday.

Hilton Head Town Hall operations and town parks are closed until 12 p.m. Thursday.  The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening has been canceled.

Hinesville City Hall Offices
Details: All City Hall Offices will be closed Wednesday (1/29).

Hinesville Downtown Development Authority
Status: Closed
Details: HDDA offices will be closed Wednesday, January 29 due the threat of severe weather. HDDA is expected to re-open, Thursday, January 30 at 8 a.m.

Hodge Memorial Day Care Center
Status: Early closure
Details: dismissing early at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday (1/28).
Closed on Thursday (1/30).

Jasper County government offices are closed Wednesday.

JEA Preschool Savannah will be closed Thursday.

The Learning Treehouse - Effingham Co.
Status: Closed
Details: will be closed Wednesday (1/29). After-school students can go to the Learning Treehouse on Tuesday until at 2:30pm

Little Miracle and Daycare and Learning Center - Hinesville
Status: Closed Thursday (1/30).

Montessori Academy of Savannah
Status: Delayed closure
Details: will open from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm Tuesday (1/28). Closed Wednesday (1/29).

Naval Hospital Beaufort
Status: Appointments canceled
Details: all appointments at Naval Hospital Beaufort for Wednesday and Thursday morning have been canceled. Regular services will resume Thursday at noon. The Emergency Room will remain open during this period. All canceled appointments will be rescheduled by the

Palmetto Breeze Commuter Transit
Status: delayed/closed
Details: Fixed routes will depart two hours early today, January 28th. All other routes should operate as scheduled with the exception of early dismissal for some contract services.
Wednesday, January 29th no routes will operate. Palmetto Breeze offices will be closed.
Thursday, January 30th may have a delayed start time depending on the weather conditions.

Parks and Leisure Services (PALS)
Status: Canceled
Details: All Parks and Leisure Services (PALS) after-school sporting activities and after-school care are canceled Tuesday, (1/28).

Portman's Music Academy will be closed for lessons and classes Wednesday (1/29)

Port Wentworth will close all government offices at 3pm today January 28. They will remain closed until Thursday January 30, 2014 due to the Weather Advisory. Emergency services will continue to function as normal.

Rincon City Buildings
Details: All city buildings will be closed on Wednesday (1/29) and will reopen on Thursday (1/30)

Saint Joseph's/Candler Hospital Programs
Default: The Hospital and the departments will remain open, but will be cancelling the following programs:

  • Medical Group Management offices will be closed Wednesday.
  • Most offices at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will be closed. Radiation oncology patients will be rescheduled for Saturday.
  • The St. Joseph's/Candler Smart Senior program will be cancelling classes and closing its office Wednesday.
  • The Wellness Center and Center for WellBeing at Candler Hospital will cancel all classes through Wednesday.
  • The Wellness Center Fitness Center will be closed from 5 p.m. today until at least until noon Wednesday.
  • The St. Mary's Community Center, St. Mary's Health Center, the Good Samaritan Clinic and the African-American Health Information & Resource Center are closed and will reopen Thursday.
  • Bearly Sick Childcare will be closed Wednesday.
  • The Center for Cardio and Pulmonary rehab will be closed Wednesday.
  • Physical Therapy at Garden City, Rincon and Bluffton will be closed Wednesday. Therapy in the hospitals will be open.

Sanctuary Child Learning Center
Status: Will be open two and a half hours later.  10:00am

SC Government Offices - Colleton Co.
Status: Closed
Default: Government offices are closed in Colleton County Tuesday (1/28) and Wednesday (1/29); 2 hours delay on Thursday (1/30)

Savannah Christian
Status: The East Campus Wednesday Night Service is cancelled.

Savannah iDoctor - Chatham Co.
Status: Closed 2 hours early Tuesday (1/28). Closed Wednesday (1/29).

Savannah Psychiatry - Chatham Co.
Status: Closed Wednesday (1/29)
Details: Our office will be closed Wednesday, 1/29 due to the possibility of inclement weather.

Savannah VOICE Festival "Homage to Verdi"
Status: Rescheduled
Details: "Homage to Verdi" Film Special Screening has been rescheduled for March 4, 2014.
The remainder of the week, minus school outreach programs on Wednesday, January 29 will proceed as planned.

Senior Citizens, Inc.
Status: Closed Wednesday (1/29)
Details: In anticipation of inclement weather to Savannah and surrounding areas, Senior Citizens, Inc. will close its Meals on Wheels kitchen, Adult Daytime Care Centers, Neighborhood Centers (Thunderbolt, Pt. Wentworth, Liberty County, McIntosh County), and The Learning Center programs.  Senior Citizens, Inc. is taking proactive measures by delivering a hot lunch and a frozen meal to all Meals on Wheels clients today so that they will have a meal on Wednesday. Services are anticipated to resume on Thursday.

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles - SCDMV
Status: Closed
Details: SCDMV will follow the state's winter weather policy which requires state offices to close in counties where county offices are closed. Accordingly, Richland County has announced that county offices will be closed starting tomorrow (Tuesday)morning, and therefore, the SCDMV Headquarters in Blythewood will also be closed starting tomorrow morning.

Sylvan Learning Center
Details: Jepson Center, Owens Thomas House and Telfair Academy will be closed from 3 pm today until 10 am Thursday.

The Savannah Bank

Due to inclement weather, the following The Savannah Bank locations will have a delayed opening schedule:  

•           Chatham County Locations – Opening at 12:00 p.m.

•           Bryan County Locations – Opening at 12:00 p.m. 

All other locations will be open normal hours. Please visit for the most up-to-date information regarding branch closings. 


Telfair Museums
Status: Delayed Closure
Details: Jepson Center, Owens Thomas House and Telfair Academy will be closed from 3 pm today until 10 am Thursday.

The Stillness Gym Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting
Status: Canceled
Details: The Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Stillness Gym scheduled for later today, January 28th at 4 pm is canceled due to weather conditions. The event will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb 18 at 4:00 pm at The Stillness Gym, located at 1105 Middleton Street in Beaufort.

Tremont Temple Preschool Learning Center is closed Wednesday.

Tybee Island

City Hall will be closed to the public on Wednesday, January 29th. Most, if not all, of the city hall staff will not be in city hall tomorrow due to the road conditions on Hwy 80 and the island.

VA Clinic - Beaufort

Status: Delayed Closure
Details: will be close from Noon Tuesday (1/28) until Noon Wednesday (1/29).

VA Primary Care Clinics - Hinesville and Savannah
Status: Delayed Closure
Details: will be closed from Noon Tuesday (1/28) until Noon Wednesday (1/29).

YMCA of Coastal Georgia
Status: Canceled
Details: Chatham County: All afterschool programs are canceled. This includes Pryme Tyme and Fun Club. Children in full day daycare at the Habersham Y and the West Chatham Child Learning Center need to be picked up by 3:00 p.m. YMCA facilities will close at 6:00 p.m. and all evening programs, classes and events scheduled after 6:00 p.m. are canceled.
Effingham County:
All afterschool programs are canceled. This includes Pryme Tyme and Fun Club. Children in full day daycare/Pre-K at the Effingham Y need to be picked up by 3:00 p.m. YMCA facilities will close at 6:00 p.m. and all evening programs, classes and events scheduled after 6:00 p.m. are canceled.
Bryan County:
All afterschool programs are canceled This includes Fun Club. YMCA facilities will close at 6:00 p.m. and all evening programs, classes and events scheduled after 6:00 p.m. are canceled.
Liberty County:
All after school programs are canceled. This includes Pryme Tyme. YMCA facilities will close at 6:00 p.m. and all evening programs, classes and events scheduled after 6:00 p.m. are canceled.

Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc.
Status: Early closure
Details: Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. and the Lady Bamford Early Child Care Center will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday; all programs are closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Reed House is closed Wednesday.

Georgia Power

Georgia Power business offices and payment centers will close today at noon.  Those offices include Swainsboro, Claxton, Metter, Reidsville, Statesboro, Springfield and Savannah.

Marine Corp. Airstation Beaufort

All extended family day events are canceled on Wednesday.

All regularly scheduled appointments at the Branch Health Clinic on the depot Wednesday through noon on Thursday are also canceled.  The ER will remain open.

Events Rescheduled

The Bob Masteller talk that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 at 5:30 at Coligny Theater has been postponed to the following Tuesday, February 4, same time, same location.

The Savannah-Chatham School Board is postponing the Teacher of the Year Gala and will now take place on Tuesday February 4th at 6:30pm.

Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo is postponed until February 13th.

Due to weather conditions the Chatham County–Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 has been Canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 4 at 1:30 PM.

Fort Stewart

Status for Thursday (/30):

*Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will reopen at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.

*All gates at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will resume normal operations at 8:00 a.m.

*Department of the Army Civilians and Contractors will report for work at 8.30 a.m.; Soldiers will report to their units by 10:00 a.m.

*DoDea schools will begin at 9:00 a.m.

*All installation programs and facilities will resume normal operations at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.

*The Commissary and Post Exchange at both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will resume normal operating hours.

*All Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield MEDDAC outpatient clinics and all pharmacy locations will resume normal operations at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.

*All motorists are encouraged to use caution as bridges and roads in some areas may still have icy patches.

Due to forecasted inclement weather the following measures are effective on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield effective Jan. 28.


  • All Soldiers will be released from duty at 12 p.m.
  • DA Civilians and Contractors will be released at 12:30 p.m.

All facilities and agencies will be closed with the exception to the following:

  • Commissaries will remain open until 1:30 p.m., January 28, 2014.
  • The Main Post Shoppette will remain open
  • Range Control (Minimal staffing)
  • Installation Operations Center (Minimal staffing)
  • DES Security Personnel

Gates/Entry Control Points:

  • Normal gate operating hours will remain in effect until 4 p.m.

The following Fort Stewart Access Control Points will be open after 4 p.m.

  • Gate 1
  • Gate 5
  • Gate 8
  • Gate 7c

The following Hunter Army Airfield Access Control Points will remain open after 4 p.m.

  • Montgomery Gate, 24/7
  • Rio Gate, 6:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Emergency Services (Fire and 911) will operate under normal conditions.

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