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Tue January 28, 2014
Politics

Obama to visit Tennessee After State of the Union Address

President Obama delivers his 2013 SOTU address.
President Obama delivers his 2013 SOTU address.
Credit whitehouse.gov

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) —  President Obama will follow up Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to Congress with visits to several states, including Tennessee.

On Thursday, Obama will give a speech at McGavock High School in Nashville. He will reportedly highlight administration plans for boosting the economy and helping the unemployed.

WSMV-TV says a White House advance team visited McGavock yesterday. The President apparently chose McGavock because it’s nationally recognized for its career academies model of instruction.

Students can enter career-track studies for broadcasting, aviation, and health sciences, among others. Just four years ago the school was on the verge of being taken over by the state.

Metro Police will be assisting with security during the President’s visit.