City announces 2023 holiday closures and schedule changes

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Dec. 20, 2023) – All City of Oak Ridge administrative offices, including City Court, will be closed on Friday, December 22 through Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.

City offices and City Court will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2024, for New Year’s Day. Offices reopen and court continues as normal beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Additional closures and adjustments to City services and facilities are listed below:

Animal Shelter: (normally closed on Sunday & Monday)  Closed Dec. 22 Closing at 4 p.m. on Dec. 23
Oak Ridge Public Library:(incl. bookdrop) Closed Dec. 22-25 Closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1  
Civic Center: (incl. indoor pool)Closed Dec. 22-25 Closed Jan. 1  
Senior Center & Scarboro Community Center:Closed Dec. 22-25 Closed Jan. 1  
Centennial Golf Course:Closed Dec. 24-25
Waste Connections Convenience Center:(normally closed on Monday & Tuesday)Closed Dec. 24

Household trash and recycling pickup will occur one day behind schedule the week of Christmas, December 25. For questions, contact Waste Connections of Tennessee at (865) 482-3656 or visit

The Centennial Golf Course is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday (weather permitting) through December. In January and February, golf course hours will change to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Police and Fire services will continue to operate as normal. Emergencies can be reported by calling 911. The non-emergency line is (865) 425-4399.

Customers can continue to make utility payments online at or by phone 24/7 by calling (833) 268-4341 (6-digit account number required). Customers are also welcome to use the overnight drop box located in the parking lot at 200 S. Tulane Avenue or payments can be mailed to P.O. Box 1, Oak Ridge, TN 37831.

For more information, visit or call the City Manager’s office at (865) 425-3550.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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