HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Manslaughter isn't supposed to be a death sentence. Nor is burglary. Nor is armed robbery, selling cocaine or stealing a vehicle.
Discount retail and pharmacy chain Fred’s Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores over the next two months.
While stores in Hattiesburg and other Pine Belt area venues have closed, the Purvis story at the intersection of Hwy. 11 and U.S. 589 has remained open. That will change with this latest development.
JACKSON — Only one of the three transportation commissioners is seeking re-election in Mississippi this year.
Southern District Commissioner Tom King of Hattiesburg filed qualifying papers as a candidate Tuesday.