Fred’s to close soon


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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