Due to the Veterans Day holiday last Wednesday, The Journal was printed one day early, on Tuesday instead of Wednesday, so that the newspapers could be entered into the postal delivery system before the holiday with expectations that they would be delivered in home by the USPS on Thursday.
As you probably know, local mail is sent to Greenville for sorting before being sent back to the local post offices for delivery to you. This includes The Journals that are delivered outside the Williamston zipcode.
After receiving several complaints from some subscribers in Pelzer, we contacted the Pelzer Post Office on Friday to see if there was a problem. As it turns out, there was a problem with at least one route being delayed.
On Monday, Nov. 21, we were informed that The Journal newspapers for Pelzer Rural Route 3 had been delivered from the Greenville Distribution Center to the Pelzer Post Office on Monday and will be delivered to our subscribers in Pelzer today (Monday).
“We know how much our readers enjoy receiving their newspaper on Thursday and aplogize for the inconvenience this may have caused. As we rely on the USPS to deliver The Journal to our subscribers by mail, we hope that our postal service improves,” said David Meade, Managing Editor of The Journal.