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Dougherty County leaders work to preserve downtown post office

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The historic Post Office and Court House building, built in 1912 on Broad Avenue in Downtown Albany The historic Post Office and Court House building, built in 1912 on Broad Avenue in Downtown Albany
Frances Krack, Loanstar Equities Property Manager Frances Krack, Loanstar Equities Property Manager
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County leaders continue to work to keep downtown Albany's old post office open.  They may be close to a deal.

An entrepreneur has a plan to move into the space in the historic old federal courthouse and independently operate a facility to keep mail services there.

But the post office could permanently close if an agreement isn't reached by the end of September. 

"I feel like it will happen, but we can maintain and we can keep a facility going here.  We can make this happen if everybody stands together and shows them that we are not going to allow this to happen very easily," said Frances Krack, Loanstar Equities Property Manager.   

Krack said a transition would happen seamlessly if an agreement is reached.  She said the postal service could move out on September 30th, and the entrepreneur could begin offering mailing services by the next day.

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