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Petition urges lawmakers to restore post office

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The Yemassee post office has been in disrepair since December 2012. The Yemassee post office has been in disrepair since December 2012.
While the postal service said the post office would be restored, the building has been put up for sale. While the postal service said the post office would be restored, the building has been put up for sale.
YEMASSEE, SC (WTOC) -

With talk of agencies closing with the stalemate in Washington,  the residents of Yemassee hope the government shutdown will help them open the doors of one vital service provider: their post office.

The Post Office closed in December 2012 because of mold, and it's been closed ever since then. The postal service told the town they would reopen, but no efforts to reopen have been made.

That's why some residents started a petition to send to their law makers.

Residents say since the government is shutdown and their congressional leaders are in a stalemate, lawmakers must have plenty of time on their hands to address other issues and now is the time to get them to listen.

The residents' petition has close to 600 signatures. They say not having a regular post office is a huge inconvenience.

People have had to drive to Early Branch to use the post office when theirs first closed. After months of fighting, the mayor was finally able to get a temporary post office put up in front of the town hall.

"We need our post office back," said Paula Flowers. "We would love to have the post office here in the downtown area, here at the train depot."

The postal service could not be reached for comment.

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