Postal Service says no closure for Knox mail distribution facility

Courtesy of ‘Save the Post Office

CLINTON -The United States Postal Service says its Mail Processing Facility Review (MPFR) “will not result in the closure of the studied facilities or in any career employee layoffs,” according to a letter from the USPS to federal legislators.

The Anderson County Commission recently voted to ask County Mayor Terry Frank to reach out to federal law makers about the county’s concerns surrounding earlier reported changes at the Weisgarber mail distribution facility in West Knoxville.

Last week, the office of U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann responded to Mayor Frank’s letter that was sent on behalf of the Anderson County Commission. The congressman’s office indicated that officials there also had concerns about the U.S. Postal Service’s MPFR and they had been in contact with the postal service.

The response from Fleischmann’s office included an electronic copy of a letter from the USPS to Fleischmann, Congressman Tim Burchett, and Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger.

The full, five-page letter from the USPS.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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