Covering Macon County: Post office controversy

Tuskegee, Ala. (WSFA) -- Tuskegee residents are furious over a decision from the United States Postal Service.   The Tuskegee Institute campus post office has been open since the 1950's and now government officials want to shorten it's hours.

The proposed new hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  That's why community members met Thursday night at the Tuskegee Municipal Complex to voice their concerns.

The postal services cites the declining revenue as the reason for the reduction in operating hours.  However, residents are concerned that a reduction in hours will eventually lead to the closure of the post office.

Tuskegee Mayor Omar Neal has asked the concerned residents to mail him suggested solutions to the problem.  He says he will then forward them on to the U.S. post office in Birmingham where a final decision will be made.