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It's an incredible feeling for the 13 players on the team, and for the entire city of Goodlettsville.
Fans were on the edge of their seats, and on the verge of erupting.
A championship team full of 12 and 13 year old's is stealing hearts.
"How could you not just love these boys, and this team, it's wonderful," says Little League fan Regina Workman.
Incredible Dave's in Rivergate had the big game on big screens.
Fans packed the house. Many of them are friends of the Goodlettsville players.
"Very excited cause I've never seen my friends on TV and stuff," says baseball player Kennedy Jordan.
Tense moments are followed by pure joy.
Christi Vandenburg says it's amazing to watch the local boys play for a world title.
"They're heroes, they're hometown heroes, when they get here, we're ready for the parade," says Christi Vandenburg.
The three home runs hit by Lorenzo Butler were the ultimate highlight.
Butler's name was even trending nationally on twitter.
Despite some nail biting moments in the sixth inning, fans had plenty to celebrate.
"I still get chill bumps, even though I'm not playing or coaching. I still get chill bumps watching these kids," says Chip Sullivan.
There's one more game to play. A final showdown with Japan.
Win or lose, Chip Sullivan believes the welcome home will be an event.
"They're going to have the biggest celebration Goodlettsville, Nashville, has ever seen before in its life," says Sullivan.
In the meantime the local crowds will keep sending out cheers and standing ovations. They're letting the team in Pennsylvania know they're already World Champions here.
Stay with FOX 17 News for complete coverage of the Goodlettsville team.
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Sunday, August 26 2012, 10:20 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/
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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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.