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"It feels good because you see how many people appreciate you for what you've done," said Lorenzo Butler, Goodlettsville player.
They signed plenty of autographs but it was their number one fans that got special recognition, when each player gave his mom a bouquet of flowers.
Goodlettsville mayor John Coombs said the celebration was a fitting way to wrap up a whirlwind summer that put these kids in the national spotlight.
"They've got to be overwhelmed but they've also got to be excited because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that they're going to experience and they're going to enjoy forever in their memories," Coombs said.
During their unforgettable World Series run, the players became role models for the next generation of little leaguers. And even though they've already accomplished so much, one special guest showed them there's still plenty to shoot for.
"Don't let it be the last memory," said Tim Corbin, head coach of Vanderbilt University's baseball team.
Corbin gave the keynote speech at Saturday's event and told the kids, the sky's the limit as long as they keep the same winning attitude they showed throughout the tournament.
"I really hope through this they can cherish what they have and understand that there's more to come down the road if they invest in it," Corbin said.
While many of the players plan to shoot for the stars, on Saturday, they looked happy to just soak in the moment of being the best team in the nation.
Sunday, September 9 2012, 12:21 PM CDT
Courthouse in line for repairs, updates
May 25, 2013 15:50 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.
After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.
Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/19ivpQ6 ) that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.
Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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