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Hundreds trying to save Fernandina Beach post office

5:52 PM, Aug 9, 2013   |    comments
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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- The downtown post office has been in Fernandina Beach for more than 100 years. It's been on a list of post office the United States Postal Service wants to close for budget reasons. But the folks in the small, close knit town are putting up a fight.

"We're doing everything we can as citizens of Fernandina Beach, as well as citizens of Florida and the United States," said Susan Ullah. She's lived in Fernandina Beach for more than 40 years.

"It'll be a big chunk of community that is taken out," Ullah said.

The post office has grown into the town's meeting place. Many people catch up there and some have had the same P.O. Boxes for decades.

Several appeals have been filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission. They review all the appeals that are filed before a post office closes.

Because of those appeals, the post office will stay open until at least September 10. It was set to shut down this month.

Ullah isn't giving up hope. She's one of the many still trying to save the town's historic landmark.

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