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Sunflower Residents Lose Post Office
SUNFLOWER, Ala. (WPMI) A small community in Washington County is without a main post office. Residents in Sunflower, Alabama still get their mail for now, but said they have to travel to surrounding areas for additional services.
At the post office so family affairs just telling everybody hi in the morning time, somebody might have passed in the community-- somebody might of had a baby, said Sunflower resident Harold Brown.
He along with other locals said the camaraderie has been lost since the small towns post office was torn down a few months ago.
"We miss all that now. You don't hardly see nobody out," said Brown.
He has lived in Sunflower all 62 years of his life.
"We used to convenience, and the post office was real convenient," said Brown.
The office has been replaced with Centralized Box Units in the community and are accessible 24 hours a day. Even so, residents want their post office back.
"I just wished they had been able to keep it open because sometimes you don't feel like driving way somewhere else to get your money order stamps or something," said Sunflower resident Sharon Brown.
Some have to commute to Wagarville and McIntosh for special packages.
Brown said, "The bad thing is because we got a lot of elderly folks that ain't able to get out and get their mail don't drive no more and post office closed. You got to go so far to get your mail packages."
Post Office officials said they are trying to accommodate residents with a Post Office on Wheels Program to help out Sunflower residents.