Climax post office closing Oct. 31

Published 1:51 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012

A letter of notice posted on the Climax Post office door states that, as of Oct. 31, operations will be suspended.

The letter further states, “that effective Nov. 1, 2012, your post office box mail will be available in the centralized box units near the new village post office (VPO) in Climax. The VPO will be located in the S&G Grocery and Hardware 115 West Broad Street, Climax, Ga. 39834. They will provide stamps and flat-rate priority mail prepaid packaging for your mailing needs. In addition, your rural carriers can sell Postal money orders, stamps and mail packages for you. A mailbox for physical address delivery is required to get these services from a carrier. Please contact the Whigham postmaster for further questions.

“After Oct. 31, 2012, any items normally picked up at the Climax Post Office will be available at the Whigham Post Office, located at West Broad Avenue, Whigham, GA 39897. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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“Although your delivery will be from Whigham Post Office you will continue to use Climax, GA 39834 as your mailing address. As further information, the nearest full-service post offices are Whigham and Bainbridge, Ga.

“Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this change. Thank you for your patience, and please be assured further information will be available soon.

“If you have any questions regarding this matter you may contact the Whigham Postmaster, Pat Brinson at 229-762-3267.”

In addition, there is a public hearing scheduled for the public to come and voice their views about the planned closing. That meeting is Nov. 8.

Citizens who wish to voice their concerns about the Climax Post Office can write to: “Tony Joy, Manager, Consumer and Industry Contact Office, P.O. Box 40005, Jacksonville, FL 32203-0005.”