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This week marks 10-years since the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003 launching "Operation Iraqi Freedom".
It turned out to be costly in more ways than one. FOX 17 headed up to Ft. Campbell Monday to talk with our military men, women, and families that have been most impacted by the war.
It's an anniversary that most people have mixed feelings about.
Michael Jones, an employee on post, said "We've spent so much money, and spent so much time; we've lost so many lives at Fort Campbell--here as well as across the country. I don't know, we went in using false pretenses, and it's difficult for me to say that it's worth it."
Michael Kirlew served three tours in Iraq and when asked for this thoughts on the anniversary he said, "When you first go over there and you listen to the stories, it was definitely worth it in that aspect. When you start talking about weapons of mass destruction, we didn't find anything, so it's hard to say whether it was worth it or not."
The war officially ended in December 2011.
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Monday, March 18 2013, 11:03 AM CDT
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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