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"God is what's keeping me strong right now," says the victim's wife Shelia Nash. "I haven't really cried. I'm in shock still."
Shelia Nash is talking about the loss of her husband Danny. What's shocking is the action he took when trying to save his neighbors. The Nash's were on their way home when they noticed flames and heavy smoke coming from their neighbor's house on Cave Hollow Road in LaFayette.
"We pulled up in the car right on the side of the driveway," says Nash. "He said I'm going to go in and try to save them."
That would be the last time she would see her spouse of 35 years alive. Nash went after 3 people trapped inside the burning home: Robert Solomon, his wife Barbara and her sister Alice.
"He tried to do a heroic effort," says LaFayette Fire Department Chief Keith Scruggs. "It was valid. He got to her, he did. They were found together."
He was able to get Robert and Barbara to the front door, but when he went back for the 3rd victim, the fire proved to be too much.
"Danny tried to help but it took his life trying to do it," says Nash.
Nash was a deacon in his church and a Shriner. His daughter and this community will remember him for much more.
"A hero, always a hero, he was always my hero and still is a hero, he tried," says daughter Amy Chandler. "Even though it took his life, he tried."
Even though the people Nash tried to save didn't survive, his wife hopes his sacrifice leaves a lasting legacy.
"We need to get back to being good and to love your neighbor and love the people you're with," says Nash.
Monday, March 4 2013, 10:16 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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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.