Marion

Fred’s in Marion Among the 159 Stores to Close

Fred’s Inc. says it will close 159 underperforming and unprofitable stores in 13 states by the end of May. The list includes 19 stores in Alabama. In our area, the store in Marion is scheduled to close. The Memphis-based company said in a news release liquidation sales at those stores were beginning Thursday. The company’s 398 other discount stores will…

Marion Gets Grant to Help Repair Flood Damage

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The process of repairing some major flood damage in the city of Marion — just got a major shot in the arm — thanks to a grant from the governor. The city of Marion has been awarded $350,000 dollars to help with the repairs. The city was hit hard by flooding caused by Tropical Depression…

Judson College Searching For New President

Baptist-affiliated Judson College in the west Alabama town of Marion is searching for a new president. The small, all-women’s school says President David Potts is leaving the position after 27 years. He’s been on a medical leave, but the statement didn’t elaborate on his medical condition. A search committee will seek the next president while another administrator serves in the…

Nine Year Old Girl Shot in Marion

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A nine year old girl is shot in Marion after a man opens fire on another man in front of her home. Witnesses say the child was outside playing when a group of men came up and started a fight with her uncle. They say the girl was shot in the arm when one of…

Authorities Look to Recapture Bank Robbery Suspect

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Two suspected bank robbers are back behind bars tonight — but a third suspect, who police say should be considered armed and dangerous, remains at large. Perry County Sheriff Billy Jones says Jabriel Bell and Fortune Hoppins, Jr. are in the Perry County Jail while Stanley Young is still on the loose. The trio is suspected of…