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It's the end of the week which means it's time for all things free in Freebie Friday!
Let's start with a fitness event. Lakeshore Christian Church and
Hether Crawford Fitness are joining together to offer Fresh Start
Fitness 2013. It's tomorrow, Jan 11, for everyone and is free. There
will be presentations on nutrition, interactive exercise demonstrations
and more. It goes from 2 til 5 at the Lakeshore Christian Church
One of Nashville's most talented
songwriters, Jimbeau Hinson is playing a free concert. The accomplished
songwriter and friend of Fox 17 has written hits like Fancy Free and
Party Crowd. However, this is all about the release of 'his' first
album. Hinson will play at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday January 29th at
Vol State is offering free ultrasounds to expectant
moms. Vol State sonography students perform the scans to gain hands on
training. They are supervised by a faculty member. The free
ultrasounds are offered Monday afternoons starting January 28th. To
schedule an appointment, call 615-230-3339.
Friday, January 11 2013, 11:05 PM CST
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/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.