Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
Iris Posey is disappointed to hear that the processing facility at Albany's main Post Office may be history.
"I knew that they had planned on cutting out some jobs, but I had I had no idea they were fixing to do that here in Albany," said Posey.
Thursday, the United States Postal Service released a list of more than 250 processing centers that could be shut down.
The Postal Service will study the feasibility of combining the Albany center with operations in Jacksonville or Tallahassee.
"I think it would be a very terrible impact on Albany. This is one of the central locations for the processing. Where would our processing be? Jacksonville? Macon?," asked Posey.
Other Georgia processing centers on the potential closure list include those in Valdosta, Savannah, and Columbus.
USPS officials estimate they will save $3 billion a year by cutting these facilities.
35,000 employees will be affected nationwide. Postal officials couldn't tell us how many people in Albany might lose their jobs.
"It's just sad man. It's sad. People need jobs. Sometimes people on higher levels forget people need jobs. Everybody needs a job to take care of their family," said Albany resident Chevy Smith.
Annual mail volume has declined by more than 43 billion pieces in the past five years. Some say advancement in technology is to blame.
"They're on the internet more. They're on their phones more and they're not sending stuff. They're paying bills on the internet, so it makes it harder for the post offices to survive," said Posey.
The study is expected to be completed early next year.
The Postal Service will then hold public meetings to explain the proposed operational changes and potential impacts on service.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
Even when the economy fully recovers, the Postal Service does not expect mail volume to return to previous peak levels and is projecting annual deficits for the foreseeable future.
These GA postal facilities are also being looked at:
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