Hwy. 54 W. postal annex may close

The U.S. Postal Service carrier annex facility on Ga. Highway 54 West near Fayetteville is being considered for potential closure. If eventually closed, USPS staff stationed at the annex might consolidate with the Fayetteville Post Office. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) like many corporations continues to look for ways to cut costs. Though no decision has been made, the USPS carrier annex that opened a few years ago on Ga. Highway 54 just west of Fayetteville is being considered for closure.

USPS Corporate Communications representative for the Atlanta District Michael Miles said Tuesday the closure of the Hwy. 54 carrier annex building is up for consideration and is being studied, though no decision on the issue has been made. There is currently no specific timetable on a potential closure, Miles added.

If eventually closed, USPS staff might consolidate with the Fayetteville Post Office, said Miles.

The carrier annex on Hwy. 54 that opened several years ago serves as a distribution facility and does not function as a customer service outlet.

bladderq
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Pricing of Services

I had reason to send a less than 1# package to Uvalde, TX. Customer wanted 2 day service. Both UPS & FedEx were in the $25.00 range. The USPS in a "if it fits, it ships" box w/ next day delivery was $6.00. Which do you find to be more reasonable? Are UPS & FedEx required to fund their pension plans for the next 70 years or could future taxpayers be on the hook?

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MLC & USPS

The solution is: Use the contract post ofc facility located inside CARD$MART. The ladies who runit are very nice and efficient. They do all USPS services.

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Let him continue to fight traffic

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spy & gym

I've had bad experiences at both. It's the nature of their business.

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USPS & Profits

How profitable would the post office be if it had not been saddled with the Duby Bush mandate to fully fund its pension plan. I believe it is the only corporation required to do this.
I wonder how many of its critics have priced sending a 1 oz letter by the profitable UPS or FedEx to zip code 99762. How about a 65# cement block?
The one difference is the the post office has to take your letter or parcel and the other 2 can refuse.
What gets lost in the post office debate is what the meaning of Common Good actually means.

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USPS & Profit

I wonder how profitable the USPS would be if the Duby Bush administration had not saddled it w/ the 100% funding of its pension? I believe they are the only corporation under such a mandate.

I wonder how many of its critics had priced what the in the black UPS or FedEx would charge to deliver a 1 oz letter to zip code 99762 ? How about a 65# cement block to the same? The Post Office is required to take your letter or parcel and deliver it, the other 2 can refuse. Once again, we lose sight of what the words: Common Good, actually mean.

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I wonder how profitable the USPS would be if the Duby Bush administration had not saddled it w/ the 100% funding of its pension? I believe they are the only corporation under such a mandate.

Actually when this law was passed it was a democratic congress that passed it.

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USPS is the Epitome of Government Waste and Poor Management

The Fayetteville Post Office is grossly over crowded and undersized for the amount of mail and traffic through the facility. Wasn't that the primary reason for building the annex?

Oh, but wait, we are talking a government-managed operation who's motto is "Customers, we don't have no stinking customers!"

The best line in this article is "The carrier annex on Hwy. 54 that opened several years ago serves as a distribution facility and does not function as a customer service outlet."

That's because there are NO Post Offices anywhere in the USA that function as Customer Service outlets - they are all mis-managed distribution facilities at best. My hat goes off for the mail carriers and truck drivers, who actually work hard, but the USPS 'management' is a sorry lot. Next.

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USPS - Interesting

history and one of the first examples of using the new federal government to serve personal interests. As everyone knows, Ben Franklin was the "Father of the US Post Office", but do you know why?

Research this a little and you will know why the Constitution includes a government monopoly on postal services. Hint, it had something to do with assets owned by Mr. Franklin prior to the Constitution.

Yes, even then government was a corruptible power because the Founders weren't saints, they were only men.

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USPS is the Epitome of Government Waste and Poor Management

The Fayetteville Post Office is grossly over crowded and undersized for the amount of mail and traffic through the facility. Wasn't that the primary reason for building the annex?

Oh, but wait, we are talking a government-managed operation who's motto is "Customers, we don't have no stinking customers!"

The best line in this article is "The carrier annex on Hwy. 54 that opened several years ago serves as a distribution facility and does not function as a customer service outlet."

That's because there are NO Post Offices anywhere in the USA that function as Customer Service outlets - they are all mis-managed distribution facilities at best. My hat goes off for the mail carriers and truck drivers, who actually work hard, but the USPS 'management' is a sorry lot. Next.

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USPS carrier annex

so, did it open a few years ago, as in the first paragraph, or several years ago, as in the last paragraph?

I don't give a hoot what they do with it, they will lose money either way, as that is the motto of the USPS, isn't it?

For me, I wish someone would find the 2 greeting cards I wasted money on in the last 6 months and mailed to family that they never received. There won't be a third time, believe me.

How about they sell this desolate facility and invest in a customer service center (or so they call it) in PTC that actually has decent access and parking and some land with it? I'm sure the folks at The Avenue would appreciate the hundreds fewer vehicles per week that would not be using their driveways as thru roads.

Any development people in this county that can deal with this bloated entity? Never mind.

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USPS price increases

on Jan. 27th. Stamps will be 46 cents.

Oh, and just an update from my post above. The greeting card I mailed on 15th Dec. arrived in Arizona on 27th Dec. The hoof prints on the back of the envelope hinted it was a pony delivery all the way.

Boy, that sure makes me want to pay more for a stamp, how about you?

Of course, UPS and Fed Ex are going up about 5%, too. Happy New Year.

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A few means 3

Several means 7, many means 9, recently means under 3 and decades ago means between 15 - 25 years. The NY Times has a style book for newswriting that covers all this. Of course all those numbers are approximate, but you are supposed to round the actual number of years up or down to hit the number that you think is best. Or, you can do some research and specify a particular year - like 1999, for example.

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Much better

That's clear as mud, mudkitty. Thanks, I'll pick one and you can have the rest.:)