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Fred’s closes remaining stores as it files bankruptcy

By ASSOCIATED PRESS,

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.




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Hattiesburg man sets off on a 300-mile trek that’s both a fundraiser and somewhat symbolic

By J. DANIEL CLOUD,

Thirteen years ago, retired University of Southern Mississippi music professor Denny Behm was in Iowa City, IA, to attend a horn recital. That’s when he found out a friend of his in that area was in need of a kidney transplant, and also when he discovered that “living transplants” are possible.




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Lamar County jail docket

By SUBMITTED REPORTS,

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested and charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes and booked into the County Jail. The report is published in its entirety each Thursday as provided to The PineBelt NEWS from administrators with the Lamar and/or Forrest County Jail.


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Forrest County Jail Docket

By STAFF REPORTS,

The public record of the past week’s felony arrests from the Forrest County Sheriff’s office includes the following reports. Information is provided by the sheriff’s office and Hattiesburg and Petal police departments. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:


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