Officials to move Columbus mail processing to Macon, GA

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COLUMBUS, GA  (WTVM) – The Postal Services tells News Leader 9 it has made the decision to move mail processing from Columbus, GA to the distribution center in Macon, GA.

We're told area mail service will not be affected by the move, but some postal workers may be reassigned to other vacant positions.

South Georgia District Manager, Julius Locklear, says "The consolidation makes sense given the fiscal realities. The Macon Processing and Distribution Center has the capacity to handle the additional workload."

Back in October of 2009, the Postal Service studied mail processing services in the Columbus area. The decision to move mail processing was based on that study.

"Consolidating operations and placing our people where we need them is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation," said Locklear.

The new changes are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2010.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest developments as it becomes available.

To view the Postal Service's press release on this announcement, click here.

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