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AAA reports Average Gas Prices Holding Steady to Begin August

 

AAATampa Bay, FL – The national average price of gas has held relatively steady over the past week and has declined on just one of the past four days.

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.12 per gallon, which is the lowest price for this date since 2004 and 26 cents below 2016’s peak price to date of $2.40 on June 11th.

Today’s price is one cent less than one week ago, 12 cents less than one month ago and 48 cents less than the same date last year.

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball 2016-17 Schedule announced

 

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APSU Men's Basketball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The slate is set for the defending Ohio Valley Conference champions.

After a whirlwind trip through the 2016 OVC Tournament, winning four games in four days to claim the title, Austin Peay State University men’s basketball and head coach Dave Loos have released the 2016-17 regular season schedule.

Competitive slate awaits Austin Peay Governors Basketball in 2016-17. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Competitive slate awaits Austin Peay Governors Basketball in 2016-17. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Fall to Lowest Price Since April

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – National pump prices have fallen for 43 of the past 44 days, dropping 22 cents during this span. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline sits at $2.21 per gallon, which is the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004.

Today’s price is five cents less than one week ago, 15 cents less than one month ago, and 56 cents less than the same date last year.

With abundant fuel supplies across the nation and declining crude oil costs, gas prices dropped in 47 states over the past week, led by double digit drops in several Midwestern states.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

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AAA says Gas Prices Drop for Nine Straight Days

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices have fallen for nine consecutive days, reaching today’s average of $2.33 per gallon.

Gasoline demand remains on track to set a new all-time high for the 2016 summer driving season, however, crude oil remains relatively less expensive than recent years which is contributing to direct savings at the pump.

Drivers are saving a nickel per gallon on the week, but are paying five cents per gallon more on the month.

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AAA reports Average U.S. Gas Prices Climb to 2016 High

 

AAATampa, FL – The national average price of gas reached a new 2016 high over the weekend, and today’s average of $2.38 per gallon is the most expensive average since September 2015.

Gas prices have moved higher by two cents per gallon on the week and 16 cents per gallon on the month.

Although pump prices have increased for 28 of the past 33 days, consumers continue to benefit from yearly savings and prices are down 42 cents per gallon compared to a year ago.

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Tennessee Titans take Arkansas guard Sebastian Tretola in the 6th round of the NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Arkansas Razorback guard Sebastian Tretola was taken in the 6th round with the 193rd overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2016 NFL Draft Saturday.

In the NFL Combine, the 6’4″ 314 pound Tretola ran a 5.45 second 40 yard dash and had 22 reps on the bench press (225 pounds).

Tretola started all 14 games at left guard for Arkansas and closed out his career with playing 24 straight contests.

Arkansas Razorback guard Sebastian Tretola (73) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 193th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Arkansas Razorback guard Sebastian Tretola (73) was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 193th overall pick of the NFL Draft. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Governors Baseball hits the road to take on Memphis Tigers

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s baseball team begins a four-game in-state road trip when it meets Memphis in a 6:30pm, Tuesday contest at FedEx Field.

The Governors return to the road after winning an Ohio Valley Conference series, 2-1, against Southeast Missouri over the weekend.

Austin Peay Baseball starts four game road trip Tuesday at Memphis. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball starts four game road trip Tuesday at Memphis. (APSU Sports Information)

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2016 Shape of the Nation report shows most states dropping the ball on Kids Physical Education

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, Texas – Students across the nation would benefit from strong state requirements for physical education. However, 2016 Shape of the Nation™, released today by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators and Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shows most states are dropping the ball on keeping kids active and fit and preparing them for a healthy future.

First compiled nearly 30 years ago, the latest status of physical education in this country was released today in Minneapolis, MN, at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo, the largest gathering of physical educators in the country.

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Tennessee House of Representatives Welcomes Japan’s Consul-General

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The Tennessee House of Representatives was pleased to welcome Mr. Masami Kinefuchi to attend Wednesday’s session of the House and to present him with a House Joint Resolution recognizing the great contribution he has made to the economy of Tennessee.

The consul-general’s job is to facilitate economic and cultural exchange between Japan and the United States. He has jurisdiction over five states—Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In these five states, there are more than 400 Japanese companies.

In Tennessee there are over 180 Japanese-based business employing more than 46,000 individuals with the largest company being Nissan with an assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Other Japanese companies in Tennessee are Denso, Bridgestone, Calsonic, and Yorozu.

Rep. Curtis Johnson on the far right presented the House Joint Resolution to Mr. Kinefuchi (4th from left). Also, from the left is the governor’s chief of state, Jim Henry; House Finance Chairman, Charles Sargent; and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.

Rep. Curtis Johnson on the far right presented the House Joint Resolution to Mr. Kinefuchi (4th from left). Also, from the left is the governor’s chief of state, Jim Henry; House Finance Chairman, Charles Sargent; and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.

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Austin Peay State University professor Darren Michael publishes first full-length play, “Scarecrows Will Never See the Sunset”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As a child growing up in Arkansas, Darren Michael often heard stories about the town of Smackover. Thanks to the oil boom of the 1920s and 1930s, thousands flocked to the southern town in search of fortune.

Predictably, however, when the oil wells ran dry, those residents left as quickly as they came – and the city atrophied.

APSU professor Darren Michael

APSU professor Darren Michael

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