The US Post Office is going forward with plans to close several Georgia facilities including ones in Catersville, Acworth, Albany, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Douglasville, Marietta, Savannah, Swainsboro, Valdosta and Waycross. The cuts nationally would close 252 of 461 mail processing centers starting next spring.

In all, close to 28,000 jobs are in danger.

The agency is hopeing that the $3 billion in cuts will avert bankruptcy next year.

The move would all but eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day, a change in first-class delivery standards that have been in place since 1971.

No post offices in Chattooga County are slated for closure by the U.S. Postal Service.