Trailer involved in family dispute burns down Tuesday

By CHARLIE SMITH,

A property owner in northeast Marion County reported she saw a relative coming out of a trailer on her property just before a blaze burned it down Tuesday morning.

Arson investigators were set to come to the scene at 137 Russell Lane Wednesday. It has a Sumrall address but is in the Christian Union community in Marion County.



Fred’s to close soon

By CHARLIE SMITH,

After 49 years in Columbia, Fred’s will be closing its doors by the end of May.

The Memphis-based company announced Thursday that it was shutting down 159 of its 557 stores, nearly 30 percent of its total.

Shoppers at the location on Mississippi 13 expressed surprise at the news.








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