New lease grants post office life for another year

In a special press conference Wednesday morning, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard announced that the U.S. Post Office on West Broad Avenue will remain open another year. / Franklin White

In a special press conference Wednesday Mayor Dorothy Hubbard along with Frances Krack, and Jeff Sinyard announced that the West Broad Avenue Post Office will remain open as a full service operation for another full year.

The money used to keep the post office open is funded through the US Postal Service.

Officials say the post office has been around for over 100 years and they would hate to see such an historic site go.

For now the new lease is October 1st through September 30, 2014.

"The re-signing of the lease is welcome news to the businesses and residents of Albany that rely on our downtown Post Office!" said Congressman Sanford Bishop. "Regarding the extension of the lease after 2014, I look forward to continuing work with Mayor Hubbard, Dougherty County Commission Chairman Sinyard, concerned citizens, and the USPS to ensure that people in the Albany area are provided the services they need from the United States Postal Service."

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