Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:16:35 GMT
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody. While officers searched for inmate Micah Phillips on Highway 11, Phillips father pulledMore >>
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody after being turned in by his father.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:09:06 GMT
Since then end of the 2013-2014 basketball season, Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has been rumored to be a candidate for several openings at other schools. Monday night, TyndallMore >>
University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Bill McGillis confirmed on his twitter account Tuesday morning that men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has accepted a position at the University of Tennessee.More >>
Monday, April 21 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:52:34 GMT
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery. Nolana Griffin pleaded guilty to the four counts ofMore >>
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery.More >>
Empathy for others is a trait that must be learned -- and parents are the best people to teach it. Volunteering together is an excellent way to increase your child's social and emotional growth while spending quality time together.
With gas prices likely to hit $4 a gallon, airfares running 15 percent higher than last year, and hotels hiking their room rates by 7 percent, you may not be ready to spring for that big summer vacation. But even if you don't go away, great summer day trips can be fun and memorable -- with far less hassle and expense.
No matter where you live, there's likely to be a small theme park or festival within two hours of home that will give your family a taste of adventure. Here are some local attractions around the U.S. -- just a sampling of what awaits your family this summer.
Small Theme Parks The rides may not be as thrilling as the big-name parks, but what you'll save on admission certainly is. At small amusement parks like Land of Make Believe in Hope, N.J., and Dixie Landin' in Baton Rouge, La., you'll pay half to one-third of what you'd spend for admission at Six Flags, Universal Studios or Disney World, which can run anywhere from $52 to $82. For small parks near you, visit Amusement-Parks.FindTheBest.com. Here are a few of our favorite picks:
Land of Make Believe, Hope, N.J. (Star attraction: Pirate's Cove ride)
Lake Compounce, Bristol, Conn. (Star attraction: Zoomerang rollercoaster)
Kennywood Amusement Park, West Mifflin, Penn. (Star attraction: Thunderbolt rollercoaster)
Castle Park, Riverside, Calif. (Star attraction: New Screamin' Demon spinning rollercoaster)
Factory Tours Ever wonder how they get toothpaste into the tube, or what makes Gummy candies so gummy? Factory tours are fun, informative and unique experiences, providing an inside look at how a wide range of products are made. (If you pick a food-related tour, the samples are particularly good!) For tours near you, visit FactoryToursUSA.com. And if you're close to any of the following, we highly recommend them:
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Waterbury, Vt.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, York, Penn.
Golden Flake Snack Foods, Birmingham, Ala. (Kids must be 5 or older)
Chelsea Teddy Bear Company, Chelsea, Mich.
Gibson Guitar Factory, Memphis, Tenn. (Kids must be 5 or older)
Festivals May through September is festival season -- with food, music and cultural celebrations everywhere, from the smallest towns to the biggest cities. For ones within easy driving distance from you, check out Festivals.com. In the meantime, here is a sampling of events taking place throughout the country in the month of June alone:
Cambridge River Festival, Cambridge, Mass.
Redneck Circus, Fort Pierce, Fla.
Washboard Music Festival, Logan, Ohio
The New York Book Festival, N.Y.
Tremont Turkey Festival, Tremont, Ill.
Portland Rose Festival (and Fleet Week), Portland, Ore.
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