Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Dec 7, 2012
Press Release

CLIMAX, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) expressed his concern about the decision of the United States Postal Service to close the main Post Office in Climax, Georgia.

"As a community center, a local employer, and a convenience to those who will have difficulty traveling a greater distance for their mail and money orders, rural post offices serve an important role with much of southwest Georgia’s population," says Congressman Bishop. "Though I am aware of the financial challenges that the USPS is currently facing, I am appalled by the lack of notification my office and local postal patrons have received about the closure of many rural post offices throughout our district."

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently been facing financial challenges and post office closures. The USPS’s lease had expired on the Climax Post Office and the USPS decided not to renew the Climax lease. This closure will have a large negative impact on Climax and the surrounding communities.

Please click here for a copy of the letter Congressman Bishop has sent to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe regarding the closure of the Climax Georgia Post Office.