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Here are a few family friendly ideas for you!
Take the family on a fall adventure at honeysuckle farm.
Located in Sringfield, the farm is celebrating ten years of tradition and memory making this year.
With the anniversary comes a mix of old and new.
Walk or zip-line to one of two corn mazes, shoot a pumpkin blasters, go
on a hay ride, relax by a bonfire, or if you dare - enter the haunted
All the fun you can imagine for only ten dollars
Over in Franklin spend the day with Fox 17 at Pumpkinfest!
Several of us will be on hand enjoying more than 75 arts and craft
vendors, a chili cook off, cemetery tours and a costume contest!
Pumpkin fest is free and open from 10am till 9pm in downtown Franklin.
While you are in Franklin you should also check out Gentry Farm!
Owned by the same family for over 150 years, the farm features a pick
your own pumpkin patch, cornfield maze, hay rides, a nature trail, tire
swings and more!
Hours vary and it will only cost you six bucks per person!
If your family is a little more adventurous, Millers Thrillers in Columbia Tennessee is where you'll want to head.
They have always been known for their haunted woods, but this year they have something new - zombie paintball hay rides!!
That's right with paint guns ready!
Good luck getting the zombies before they get you!!
But don't worry about getting messy - the zombies may have the rage but you are the only one with a weapon
Ticket prices to millers thrillers range from 5 to 30 dollars.
Friday, October 26 2012, 10:51 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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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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.