STONE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The first Village Post Office in South Mississippi has officially opened at a decades-old, rural grocery store in southeast Stone County.
U.S. Postal Service officials, county officials, economic developers and store employees gathered for a ribbon-cutting Friday morning at the Big Level Grocery Village Post Office in Perkinston.
The facility is the third to open in the Magnolia State and the first outside of the Mississippi Delta.
Village Post Offices (VPOs) were developed in 2011 to increase access to postal products and services in rural communities.
They offer Forever stamps, PO boxes, pre-paid priority mail envelopes and mail collection.
There are only about 100 VPOs in the country.