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"We heard it go boom," says Ruby Roberts. "I thought the house was blown away I did."
Roberts is talking about a scary overnight storm that brought 2 huge tree limbs on top of her home and she wasn't alone. Across Lebanon from Coles Ferry Pike to Oakdale Drive, huge trees that stood for decades were violently tossed on top of homes, into the street and even very close to a church.
"I was just shocked to see the trees laying against the church," says Cecil Hinton.
Hinton is the pastor at First Assembly Church.
"Then I walked around here and saw the trees against the stump and I was just amazed at what had happened," says Hinton.
He was away camping when the alarm company for his church called and said something shook the building. There was only minor damage.
"We've had several winds that have come by and knocked a few shingles off, but nothing like this," says Hinton.
The National Weather Service says the damage was done by straight line winds and not a tornado, but what caused it doesn't matter to Roberts. She's just thankful to survive it.
"I was scared, I was," says Roberts. "I thought we were going to blow away, but thank God we didn't though."
There were no storm related injuries reported. At the height of the storm, over 1000 customers were without power.
Tuesday, July 31 2012, 07:48 PM 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/
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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