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Congressman criticizes US Postal Service for distribution center move

Mail delivery in North Georgia is drawing scrutiny and criticism from a North Georgia congressman.

Representative Andrew Clyde, a Republican from Jackson County, is calling on the United States Postal Service to investigate the process that shut down several local Processing and Distribution Centers and moved their operations into a large central processing facility near Atlanta.

Clyde said in a letter to the Postal Service’s Inspector General that the consolidation has caused disruptions to mail service in his North Georgia district. He also contended that his office has seen a 90 percent uptick in calls and emails from residents complaining about slow mail service.

In his letter to Postal Service officials, Clyde called the situation, “completely unacceptable.”

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.