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music star Kellie Pickler was seriously injured in a car accident
Saturday afternoon near Louisville, Kentucky. According to a source
close to drummer Lohman remains in critical condition at a Louisville
hospital. Lohman`s vehicle was hit by a freight truck as he was slowing
for an accident in the northbound lane in Elizabethtown, Ky. Two other
cars were also involved in the crash.
Sunday afternoon Pickler issued a statement on both her Facebook and Twitter pages.
"Yesterday, my drummer Gregg Lohman was in a horrific car accident & is currently in ICU. Gregg is not just my drummer, he is family. I believe in miracles & the power of prayer, so it would mean the world to me, my band, & Gregg's family if you would please keep him in your prayers."
Gregg Lohman began playing with the Pickler in 2006, according to his Facebook page. Lohman received a Master of Music of the University of Tennessee in 2000. In addition to performing with the American Idol finalist Lohman is anAdjunct Percussion Instructor at Tennessee State University. His colleagues there say he is an exceptional talent and great to work with.
Sunday, March 3 2013, 06:56 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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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.