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Several Ga. mail processing centers to close

ATANTA (AP) - U.S. Postal Service workers in several Georgia cities have been told that mail processing facilities where they work will close, and the work will be done elsewhere.

In north Georgia, officials say the changes mean that processing now being done in Acworth, Athens, Cartersville, Douglasville and Marietta will be shifted to Duluth.

U.S. Postal Service spokesman Michael Miles said the number of employees at the facilities varies. The Marietta facility, for instance, employs 31 people and the Douglasville center employs 10.

Miles says the north Georgia facilities would not close until after May 15.

He said the Postal Service is working with labor unions to find work for employees at the facilities that are scheduled to close.

The Savannah Morning News reports that Savannah's mail processing facility also will close.

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