Southport, FL Loses Beloved Postmaster, Now the Post Office is Closing

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Panhandle.com: The Southport, Florida, post office has been open for almost 100 years but now it is planning to be closed.  A notice has been taped to the front door and many locals are unhappy with the news.

Now, customers will have to go to either the Lynn haven or the Northside Station post offices for postal services.

Many in the area feel losing a post office will hurt the community, but what hurts more is the woman they’ve lost. Jean Gainer was a beloved post master who’s passing on July 8th has led to the closure of the post office. She worked there for 47 years.

(The Southport post office is a contract post office, so the Postal Service just closes the office without going through a normal discontinuance procedure.)  Read more and watch video.