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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Removing troops from Afghanistan, improving schools and gun control. Just a few of the issues President Obama touched on during his first State of the Union Address of his 2nd term. In his 4th State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out the agenda for his 2nd term in office.
"Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger," says President Obama.
The focus of tonight's speech: how he plans to improve the economy and find work for 12.3 million unemployed Americans.
"Broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with spending cuts and revenue and with everybody doing their fair share," says President Obama.
Warmly received by Democrats and mostly dismissed by Republicans, the President will need help from both parties to achieve his goals.
"Let's set party interests aside, and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future," says President Obama.
On foreign policy, the President announced a major troop withdrawal from Afghanistan - 34,000 by this time next year. On immigration reform, he pushed for a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the U.S. On gun control, he made it clear he wants action. We'll continue to cover the issues brought up during the State of the Union. You can get the latest overnight developments on TENNESSEE MORNINGS starting at 5am or anytime at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville.
Wednesday, February 13 2013, 01:45 AM 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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