Posts Tagged ‘Post Office’

Banking at the Post Office — Payday lenders more accepting of idea than bankers

by Ted Carter Published: February 21,2014

Tags: banking and finance, Business, economic development, Mississippi, Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service may soon take financial services where traditional banks are no longer eager to be — low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in Mississippi and elsewhere around the country. Savings accounts, debit cards and small loans would become as common place at some post offices as Forever Stamps and parcel packages. Advocates for people […] [...]

Ricin-laced letters case going to grand jury

by Associated Press Published: May 2,2013

Tags: court, crime, grand jury, judge, judicial, justice, law, legal, letter, mail, poison, Post Office, President, ricin, Senator, terror, terrorism, terrorist

OXFORD — A dust mask that tested positive for ricin also contained DNA from a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Obama and others, an FBI agent testified today. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing for James Everett Dutschke, 41, who was arrested Saturday at his home in Tupelo and charged […] [...]

Items from suspect’s karate studio test positive for ricin

TUPELO — When poison-laced letters were sent to President Barack Obama and two other officials, it didn’t take long to track down a suspect based on a phrase in one of the letters often used by a 45-year-old Elvis impersonator named Kevin Curtis: “I am KC and I approve this message.” Curtis was soon arrested […] [...]

USPS closing processing center, relocating to Memphis

TUPELO — The mail processing center is closing this week in Tupelo, and the workload is being transferred to Memphis. The move is a part of the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to right its business model by consolidating processing centers. USPS spokeswoman Enola Rice tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal no one should notice a […] [...]

Postal Service raising rates after massive losses

by Associated Press Published: July 6,2010

Tags: mail, Post Office, postal service

WASHINGTON — Battered by massive losses, the Postal Service wants to raise rates to bring in more money. Postal officials scheduled a briefing today to discuss the amount of the increase, which will go to the independent Postal Regulatory Commission for review. The boost comes as no surprise. Postmaster General John Potter said March 2 […] [...]

Residents upset about loss of South Jackson Post Office

by Clay Chandler Published: August 10,2009

Tags: Closing, Post Office, South Jackson, USPS

As more than 700 post offices nationwide are being closed, the one in Mississippi has people enraged The United States Postal Service (USPS) has identified, as of July 28, nearly 700 of its post offices nationwide that are under what the USPS calls “review,” which is one step away from closure. USPS vice president Jordan […] [...]

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