Mail Service Cuts Worry Some

Empriss Campbell

JACKSON, Tenn. - The United States Postal Service is ending its 150 year tradition of Saturday delivery. West Tennesseans have mixed feelings about the decision.

"I never thought I would see the day that we would have no mail delivered on a Saturday...a day without mail," said Linda Hudson.

USPS plans to stop delivering and collecting Saturday beginning the week of August 5.

The move is expected to save billions of dollars. One customer said with one less day of service her job will become more difficult.

"On the business perspective, I'm going to have to work harder to get my mail out during the week," said Michelle Cook.

Customers with P.O. boxes will still receive mail and packages and boxes will continue to be delivered to homes.

According to a USPS spokesperson for the Tennessee District said it is too early to tell how many jobs will be affected In West Tennessee.
Hudson said she will miss the Saturday deliveries.

"I have three grandkids that don't live here and I try to send them packages most of the time I do it on Saturdays," said Hudson.

A spokesperson for the agency said it is too early to tell how many jobs will be affected.


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