USPS

Postal rates going up
A few rates decreasing News Staff Report The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) in October 2018 of price changes to take effect January 27, 2019. The proposed prices, approved by the Governors of the Postal Service, would raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 2.5 percent. Shipping Services price increases vary by product. The new prices will include a 5-cent increase in the price…
Packages stolen from porches
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A thief or group of unaffiliated thieves are trying a new tack this Christmas, stealing some of the joy of the holiday season right off the porches of local homes. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported this week that at least four reports have been filed since December 13 by residents who ordered merchandise, had it delivered to their homes, then had it stolen…
USPS offers personalized Santa letters
Special to Atmore News WASHINGTON – Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus – and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter – complete with a North Pole postmark. Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa: 1. Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa…
USPS releasing Alzheimer’s Semipostal stamp
The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a new stamp Thursday, November 30. The Alzheimer’s Semipostal stamp will be sold for 60 cents. The price includes the first-class single-piece postage rate in effect at the time of purchase plus an amount to fund Alzheimer’s research. By law, revenue from sales of the Alzheimer’s Semipostal stamp – minus the postage paid and the reimbursement of reasonable costs incurred by the Postal Service…