Port Wentworth (GA) to fight post office closing

 Postal Service officials say the location did not generate enough revenue to pay its bills

Port Wentworth Mayor Glenn “Pig” Jones says his city’s post office won’t close without a fight.

Jones said Thursday he is angry that postal officials did not contact him sooner about the planned closing. He said he received a letter Tuesday about the closing.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that the Port Wentworth Post Office is closing at the end of the month.

Jones said he received a letter in November 2009 from the Postal Service saying that a feasibility study was being done to determine whether the Port Wentworth branch should stay open. Jones said he tried to contact the Postal Service to find out about the results of the study, but until Tuesday’s letter had not heard anything.

He has been lobbying state lawmakers and U.S. Rep. John Barrow to help keep the post office open since he found out about the feasibility study. He said he reached out to Barrow and to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office Thursday in a “last ditch effort” to keep the post office open.

“Will it help?” Jones asked. “Who knows

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