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Feds target non-collapsible mailboxes in Clay Co.

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Federal transportation officials are

threatening to stop sending highway dollars to Clay County if local

residents don't get rid of non-collapsible mailboxes.

County Engineer Robert Cavert told the board of supervisors this

week that if homeowners don't replace the mailboxes, the county may

have to.

Cavert says the county has received about $3 million in federal

money over the past four years.

He says mailboxes must consist of a single post with a single

box. He says large brick structures or large receptacles with

multiple boxes are not allowed unless they are about 10 feet from

the edge of the pavement.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch,

http://www.cdispatch.com

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