Columbus mail-processing center could be outsourced

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -The old way, paper mail, snail mail no matter how you look at it or what you call it, The United States Postal Service is still alive and kicking for now.

Some cost cutting measures could soon be on the way and they hit home right here in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Carol Porter told FOX 54 that she still prefers sending mail through the U.S Postal Service.

In an attempt to save about $3 billion in expenses the postal service is looking to shutdown some of its processing centers including the one in Columbus on Milgen Road.

Post Master Barbara King says that the post office itself will remain open for buying stamps and sending mail, some long time customers says that's not enough.

"Change is good but not always and I think with our Post Office we should just leave it the way it is."

But leaving things as they are may not be an option as the postal service continues to lose money. Under the current proposal mail processing done in Columbus would be out-source to Montgomery.

"I don't mind every other day, I don't think it would be a problem," Petra Obie said.

Obie is one of the few people I ran into today who doesn't mind the change. She says E-Mail has pretty much taken over.

"Things that are going on in today's world and society, I think a lot of thing will be going away, going away soon unfortunately."

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