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The city's All-Star team wins its second game in the Little League World Series.
With each victory, the excitement in the Nashville suburb keeps growing.
It's high-drama on the diamond in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
A team of Mid-State middle schoolers are captivating a crowd.
The cheers are just as loud at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Hendersonville.
That's where fans and families gathered to watch Sunday's game.
"It makes me feel proud to be a part of such a great community baseball league," says baseball fan Jackie Lazenby.
This is the first time Goodlettsville has sent a team to the Little League World Series, and so far they have had nothing but success.
Casual fans are taking notice.
"Even outside of our immediate community, Middle Tennessee has come together and is really rallying them on," says Deshay Biggerstaff.
Younger players are being inspired by watching their friends on national television.
Deshay Biggerstaff has a nephew on the team. Ryan Lyle plays right field.
"It's just so exciting for the boys, for our program, for everything," says Biggerstaff.
Buffalo Wild Wings was the natural choice for this watch party. Many of the players come to this restaurant after their games.
"It's been great. I see the kids every weekend. I've gotten an opportunity to meet a lot of the kids and their families, so I get a big kick out of seeing them on tv as well," says general manager Richey Gawjarone.
A huge 6th inning gives Goodlettsville fans more to cheer about.
This team has is determined to win the whole thing.
"We don't care whether we win or lose. We're going to continue to compete at our top level through the end," says Lazenby.
The Goodlettsville team will get a few days rest. They will play again Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
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Monday, August 20 2012, 12:36 AM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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