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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to two Southern states after his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

It's a tradition for presidents to launch a post-speech tour to pitch their proposals to the public.

A stop in Asheville, N.C., on Wednesday will be followed by a visit Thursday to Atlanta.

Although The White House hasn't said what Obama will do in either city, the Atlanta Journal Constitution says he will visit a Decatur learning center.

The newspaper's websitequotes a note sent out by College Heights Principal Suzanne Kennedy to parents. In the letter, Kennedy said, "President Barack Obama will visit College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur this coming Thursday."

The message indicated the school system is currently on winter break, but according to Principal Kennedy's note, the school's Pre-K and Head Start programs will reconvene for the day on Thursday to accommodate the President's visit.

Both Georgia and North Carolina were among the states Obama lost in November's election.

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