Southern States stores http://apr.org en Southern States Closing 8 Stores in Rural Alabama http://apr.org/post/southern-states-closing-8-stores-rural-alabama <p>Southern States is closing eight farm supply and service cooperative stores in Alabama.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Cullman Times (http://bit.ly/1dEqHhN ) reports that the stores are shutting down as part of a corporate restructuring.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The company is closing stores in Athens, Centre, Cullman, Danville, Geraldine, Headland, Henagar and Oneonta.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Company officials say the affected stores account for only a small number of locations within its 17-state region. It's unclear how many jobs are affected.<br> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:35:27 +0000 The Associated Press 34292 at http://apr.org Southern States Closing 8 Stores in Rural Alabama