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Milledgeville may lose post office

The town of Milledgeville’s post-office is on a list of 3000 facilities that could be closed across the United States, according to Mayor Dannie Kennedy.

To combat the possibility of losing the post-office the town will hold a “Pre-Town Meeting” on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss what the townspeople can do to save their post-office.

The meeting will be held in the Milledgeville United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall, and will address the action that can be taken to keep the town’s post-office.

At the meeting Milledgeville citizens will be informed of the issues regarding the possible closing of the post-office, and also ways in which they can protest, like sending concerned letters to the United States Postal Service detailing how the closure could affect life in Milledgeville.

Other issues that were addressed at the monthly Milledgeville Board of Aldermen Meeting included the town’s mission to clean itself up.

The board read and agreed upon a letter drafted concerning unkempt lawns in city limits. The letters will be sent to property owners with unsightly yards.

“The eyesores when you’re coming through town need to be addressed,” said Kennedy.

A list was drawn up by the board and will be mailed sometime this month.

Additionally, Chester County workers recently completed cutting grass alongside the town’s streets to make the town more presentable. 

Kennedy has also looked into having a pickup truck removed from the ditch on  Broad Street.

According to Kennedy, the McNairy County Sheriff’s department has been contacted about the issue.

The board passed a motion to hire someone to paint the “Welcome to Milledgeville” signs on Highway 22 North and South.

Kennedy and aldermen also approved a motion to pay Hardin County a sum of $900 for a new Rehab Emergency Support Trailer that will named in honor of Jimmy Tuberville.

Hardin County has paid a substantial portion of the cost for the trailer, and surrounding cities like Adamsville have contributed as well.

The Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains’ Rehab Emergency Support Trailer is designed to aid  relief efforts after extreme weather situations, natural disasters, or fires. 

The trailer is stocked with bathroom facilities, sleeipng quarters, heat and air conditioning, and a stock of food supplies, water, and coffee.

The trailer allows emergency service workers with a clean, well-lit, climate controlled area to provide aid to those in need, according to TFFC’s official website.

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