Post offices important to rural residents

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USPS may run out of funding nationally

Sulphur Bluff’s post office, which serves 346 people, opened in 1859. Staff photo by Taylor Nye
The United States Postal Service currently operates 30,825 post offices and locations throughout the United States. Hopkins County is home to nine USPS offices: Dike, Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff, Pickton, Como, Brashear, Cumby, Sulphur Springs and Sulphur Springs Substation. The USPS has recently asked Congress for a $75 billion slice of the COVID-19 bailout, according to the Houston Chronicle, and…

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