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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
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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