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Kmart closing two locations in South Mississippi

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Two longtime Kmart locations in South Mississippi are shutting their doors. WLOX News has learned the locations closing are on Hwy 90 in Waveland and on Pass Road in Gulfport.

Howard Riefs with Sears Holdings, the parent company of Kmart, told WLOX News, "The company just decided not to renew those leases."

The Gulfport location has 52 employees; Waveland employees 32 people. They'll all be out of work by mid-November when the two stores close their doors for good. One employee told WLOX News they were preparing for a liquidation sale beginning in mid-August.

The closings in Gulfport and Waveland mean the only remaining Kmart location in South Mississippi will be on Highway 49 in Gulfport. Company officials specifically said that location will remain open.

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