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Paul Jolley is from Palmersville, Tennessee. He sang Rascal Flatts for the judges and was there singing in honor of his grandfather who just recently passed away. We are told that Jolley actually lives here in Nashville. The judges all loved his voice, sending him on to Hollywood.
Dustin Watts was another country stand out during auditions tonight. He is a firefighter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dustin sang a Garth Brooks song for the judges, and as soon as the auditions were over, rushed to the firehouse to let his friends know he got the golden ticket!
Megan Miller sang for the judges. Megan had an accident just days before auditions and was told by her surgeon that she had an infection and needed immediate surgery. She decided to hold off until after her audition. Miller, who is a former Miss Baton Rouge, wowed the judges with her powerful voice and got that golden ticket!
Last but not least, Burnell Taylor from New Orleans. Taylor is a 3rd generation singer. Both his grandfather and mother sing. He survived losing everything in Katrina and really started pursuing music after the tragedy. Taylor got a standing O from the judges and even moved Mariah to tears. Nicki told him that she didn't feel like it was an audition, that she felt she was being entertained. Keith told him that there is a spotlight somewhere waiting on him.
Make sure and tune in for TENNESSEE MORNINGS tomorrow. During the 7am hour, the first guy we featured, Paul Jolley, will be joining Nick and Kelly to talk about his IDOL audition experience! IDOL auditions continue in Texas next Wednesday right here on FOX17!
Thursday, January 24 2013, 10:30 PM CST
Union County DUI stop turns up 300 pounds of pot
May 20, 2013 11:54 GMT
MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Union County Sheriff's Office deputies say the truck appeared to be driven by someone under the influence and they stopped it.
Inside, officers found more than 300 pounds of marijuana.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11QgEX9 ) reported authorities arrested 26-year-old Martin Urrutia Olmedo of Knoxville on Saturday morning. Olmedo was held without bond, pending a Thursday scheduled court appearance.
Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Butcher said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the arrest in which Olmedo was charged with drug, DUI and driving violations.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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