Thursday, July 24 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:46:21 GMT
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
The mayor of Albany and other city officials flew to Washington, DC Tuesday to meet with legislators.
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard says one of the biggest issues being addressed is saving the downtown post office.
In October, the Postal Service signed a lease extension to keep the branch in the old Federal Courthouse open until June. It was initially set to close December 2nd.
"We are going to meet with at least one official from the post office so we can talk to them about the importance of keeping our downtown, historic post office open. And what it's doing right now, things have changed, we already heard people say the mail that's coming in now is late," said Hubbard.
Mayor Hubbard says another big item on the agenda is of course federal funding. The group will return Thursday.