The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add a world-famous musician and Georgia native to its "Music Icons” Forever stamp series. Postal officials say the agency is releasing a stamp featuring Ray Charles, of Albany, on Monday along with one of the artists' previously unreleased songs.
Georgia wine growers say this year might not be their best vintage. The heavy rain Georgia has seen this summer isn't ruining this year's harvest. But it will delay grape processing and possibly dilute sugars and flavors that make the best wines.
When Congress reconvenes from its Easter break Monday, it will continue work on a bill that would end Saturday mail delivery. Letter carriers in Macon and Marietta rallied Thursday against that bill, which would also end door-to-door delivery for 35 million homes and businesses.
The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May. The cash-strapped agency, which is forecast to lose a record $14.1 billion next year, announced last week it was moving forward on cutbacks.
The U.S. Postal Service could close about a dozen mail processing facilities in Georgia as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort as it struggles with finances. The Georgia facilities are among 252 mail processing facilities across the nation that will be reviewed over the next three months for possible closing.