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"There's been a zombie outbreak, an infestation and we've quarantined them but it's up to you to come out and kill them til they're dead," said Beardsley Grimbeard, the costumed host of Millers Thrillers.
The brand new zombie shoot 'em up ride is the most popular attraction at the 30-acre park.
"It's really cool, you jump on a hay ride and on the sides of the trailer are paintball guns and as zombies come at you, you shoot them in the face, which is great," Beardsley said.
And if you're worried about hurting the zombies, don't be. Organizers say they're fully protected.
" It s not dangerous at all, Beardsley said. "We do a really good job of making sure everyone is padded up, in masks and all that stuff."
If shooting zombies isn't your idea of family fun, there's still plenty to do at Millers Thrillers.
"The middle area is a real fun entertainment where you can get some hot chocolate and hang out by the bonfire and just spend the whole night here," Beardsley said.
It also features a drum line of the undead or you can test your bravery...
"At the haunted woods attraction where we stop looking for you at midnight and then we ll come looking for you in the morning," Beardsley said.
But Eli Chesnut, who celebrated his 9th birthday at the park said he clearly had a favorite part.
"Shooting zombies with paintballs," Chesnut said. "I mean seriously!"
If you want to shoot some zombies yourself, Sunday is your last chance. The Millers Thrillers park is open from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 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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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.