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AAA says Gas Prices Trend Cheaper, but Increases are Likely Looming

 

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AAATampa, FL – On the week, the national gas price average is two cents cheaper at $2.90. Today’s national average is only one cent more expensive than a month ago, but 60 cents more expensive than a year ago.

Nationwide, 44 states have less expensive or steady gas price averages compared to last Monday.

However, the cheaper trend may be reversing. Gasoline demand spiked in the latest Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) report, in fact setting a new all-time record at 9.88 million b/d for the week ending June 8th.

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average Falls For First Time in Three Months

 

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AAATampa, FL – Dropping by two-cents on the week, the national gas price average is $2.95 reports AAA. This is the first time there has been a decrease in the national average since mid-March.

The drop, albeit it small, follows the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report showing consistently strong demand although it is running slightly below (100,000 b/d less) the same week last year.

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AAA says Gas Prices Packing Punch to Motorists

 

AAATampa, FL – At $2.81, the national gas price average is 45 cents more expensive than a year ago. With the unofficial kick-off to summer just weeks away, prices are expected to increase, but a tapering trend may be emerging.

“If this past week’s moderate increases are any indicator of what’s to come, the fast rate at which gas prices were increasing may be slowing down,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “On the week, the national average held steady and 19 state averages remained flat or saw decreases in gas prices. Despite this stability, drivers on the West Coast and in Idaho, Utah and Pennsylvania are paying $3.00/gallon.”

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Dodging the Roadkill: The First One Of The Season

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Well, it seems that Mother Nature is trying to “sober up” here in Middle Tennessee, so it won’t be long before I take off on my first overnight trip.  I have ambitious plans this year to put some miles on the bike and I can’t wait.

When I first began this journey, I took off for Texas to visit some friends who are near and dear to me.  It was a two day trip to San Marcos, and until I pulled out of the garage, I was a hot mess.  

I had prepared, studied, read every possible blog, watched every video, talked to other bikers and I was ready to go.  The anticipation was enormous.  Read it here.

That same feeling greets me today.  I hope it NEVER changes.  That’s the beauty of what we do, and where we go.  What’s around the curve?  Who will I meet?  Will there be problems?  Is the bike in good shape?

Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains

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#3 Tennessee Vols take on #14 Wright State in opening round of NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Tennessee Vols vs. #14 Wright State

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 | 11:40pm CT
Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center | TV: trvTV

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsDallas, TX – For the first time since 2014, Tennessee men’s basketball is heading to the NCAA Tournament, preparing for a first-round matchup with Wright State on Thursday, March 15th at American Airlines Center. The game tips at 11:40pm CT and will be televised live on truTV.

The No. 3 seeded Volunteers (25-8) claimed a share of the SEC Regular-Season Championship after being picked to finish 13th by select media during the preseason. This year’s squad is one of only four Tennessee teams to ever win 25 games in a single season and will be the 21st UT team to represent the Vols in the Big Dance. 

Tennessee Men's Basketball faces Wright State in the NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center, Thursday. Tip off is at 11:40pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball faces Wright State in the NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center, Thursday. Tip off is at 11:40pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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APSU Basketball begins OVC Tournament run, Thursday

 

Austin Peay vs. SIU Edwardsville

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 8:30pm CT
Evansville, IN | Ford Center

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will begin the final sprint toward the ultimate goal—an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship—with an 8:30pm, Thursday, March 1st tip-off in the tournament quarterfinals at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball heads to Evansville Thursday to compete in the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball heads to Evansville Thursday to compete in the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Attorney General Asks the Affordable Care Act Be Held Unconstitutional

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has joined a coalition of 20 States asking a federal district court in Texas to hold the Affordable Care (ACA) unconstitutional and to enjoin the entire law.

“The lawsuit filed today explains that in 2012 in NFIB v. Sebelius the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld the core provision of the ACA—the individual mandate—because the Court viewed ACA’s penalty for not complying with the individual mandate as a ‘tax’”,  said Attorney General Slatery.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III

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AAA says Pump Prices Cheaper on the Week for Majority of the Country

 

AAATampa, FL – At $2.58, the national gas price average has decreased for the first time week-over-week this year. Today’s price is 3 cent less than last week, 6 cents more than a month ago and 30 cents more than a year ago. Motorists can find gas for $2.50 or less at 53 percent of gas stations across the country.

“Gas price averages are less expensive for 78 percent of states compared to last Monday. Motorist filling up in the Midwest, South and East Coast are most likely to see the positive change at the pump,” said Jeanette Casselano.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Winter Helps Me Appreciate Better Weather

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As I write this post, it’s currently 3 degrees outside.  The wind chill is -3.  Now, I realize there are many of you who suffer through much colder temperatures and more snow and ice, but here in Middle Tennessee, we southerners just ain’t built for this. 

For bikers, this the time of year we all dread.  Having to park the motorcycle, winterize it, or whatever we need to do while we suffer through the frozen “hell” of limited riding opportunities.

I think the beauty of being a biker is that we can mount up and take off anytime we damn well please, but old man winter reminds us, “no you can’t.”

Winter.

Winter.

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#23 Tennessee Vols tangle with Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday

 

#23 Tennessee vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | 5:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers will look to extend their two-game winning streak Saturday with a victory over Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will tip at 5:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

After dropping its first two conference games, Tennessee (11-4, 2-2 SEC) used a second-half comeback to down No. 17 Kentucky last Saturday in front of a sold-out UT crowd. The Vols followed up that performance by going on the road and rallying from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat in-state rival Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

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