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APSU Track and Field heads to Georgia Tech Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – After a successful home meet, it’s back to the road for Austin Peay State University track and field as the Govs head south to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Invitational at George C. Griffin Track, with action slated to begin 11:00am (ET), Friday.

With less than a month remaining in the regular season, the Governors have three meets remaining before the OVC Outdoor Championships and will take on a stout field this weekend.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field travels to Atlanta for Georgia Tech Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field travels to Atlanta for Georgia Tech Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Level Out During the Weekend

 

AAATampa, FL Gas prices seemed to find level ground over the weekend after increasing for more than two weeks. Before the weekend, gas prices rose an average of 12 cents in 19 days, nationwide; 13 cents in 14 days, in Florida; 13 cents in 18 days, in Georgia; and 14 cents in 20 days, in Tennessee.

“Gas prices rose the wave of rising oil prices last week, pushing pump prices slightly higher in some regions before eventually stalling out over the weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group.

Gas Prices level off. (AAA)

Gas Prices level off. (AAA)

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AAA reports Gas Prices Surge at Pump

 

AAATampa, FLGas prices are rising across the country. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped 7 cents in the past week. Sunday’s average of $2.39 is the highest since September 2015.

Also in the past seven days, gas prices rose 12 cents in Florida, 8 cents in Georgia, and 7 cents in Tennessee. Florida’s average price of  $2.42 is the highest since August 2015. Georgia’s average price of $2.28 is the highest since October 2016. Tennessee’s average of $2.14 is the highest since January 2017.

The United States average is the highest price since September 2015.

The United States average is the highest price since September 2015.

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AAA reports Gas Prices on the Rise

 

AAATampa, FL All signs point to higher gas prices. Gasoline demand is surging while inventories are beginning to slip. Meanwhile, refineries are getting rid of excess winter blend gasoline as they continue to push summer blend fuel into the market, which is more expensive to produce. 

Today the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.32, an increase of 3 cents from last week, up a few fractions of a cent from one month ago, and 26 cents more than this time last year. 

Declining gasoline inventories normally trigger a rise in gas prices.

Declining gasoline inventories normally trigger a rise in gas prices.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Rise in Florida, remain Steady in Georgia and Tennessee

 

AAATampa, FL Motorists saw modest movement at the gas pump last week. Gas prices inched higher in Florida, slipped slightly lower in Georgia, and remained the same in Tennessee.

“This is the type of volatility we expect to see at the pump this time of year, as supply and demand patterns shift,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

Gas Prices drop some in Tennessee.

Gas Prices drop some in Tennessee.

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AAA says for now Gas Prices continue to drift lower

 

Clarksville, Hopkinsville has some of the cheapest Gas in Tennessee

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. During that time, the national average price  has declined 2 cents. Pump prices have drifted lower on increased inventories and declining oil prices.   

“Gas prices are falling now, but fundamentals are pointing higher,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gulf Coast refineries are moving into their peak maintenance season, causing them to reduce gasoline production at a time when demand is slowly rising. This seasonal trend, could push gas prices 25-50 cents higher by June, unless oil prices do not recover as expected.”

Crude oil prices recorded a new 2017 low last week.

Crude oil prices recorded a new 2017 low last week.

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Lipscomb rallies to beat APSU Softball in extra innings

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – On Sunday, Austin Peay State University’s softball team saw Lipscomb rally to force extra innings at Draper Diamond, with the Govs dropping an eight-inning final, 7-6.

Austin Peay Softball loses to Lipscomb in eight innings, 7-7. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball loses to Lipscomb in eight innings, 7-7. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee State Troopers Look Beyond the Ticket and Arrest Drug Traffickers

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPChattanooga, TN – On March 10th, 2017, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Chattanooga District Troopers Kevin Hoppe and Larry Fowler were working along I-75 South in Bradley County.  They observed a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck commit a traffic violation around the 27 mile marker. 

Troopers pulled the vehicle over and spoke with the driver Robert K. Miller, 45, of Lincoln Park, Michigan.  While speaking with him, troopers could smell marijuana inside truck.  

When asked about any contraband in the truck, Miller said he had a small amount of marijuana, but did not know what was in the boxes in the bed of the truck.  Miller stated that they were loaded by a friend to be transported to Florida. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers make traffic stop and discover boxes in bed of truck filled with marijuana, 64 pounds of THC edibles and 263 bottles (3,156 fluid ounces) of THC infused drinks and syrup.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officers make traffic stop and discover boxes in bed of truck filled with marijuana, 64 pounds of THC edibles and 263 bottles (3,156 fluid ounces) of THC infused drinks and syrup.

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Tennessee House Republicans Fight To Increase Employment Opportunities For Veterans And Their Families

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Thursday, March 9th, lawmakers unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representatives Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) and Jay Reedy (R-Erin) aimed at increasing private employment opportunities for military veterans and their families.

House Bill 165 encourages private employers to hire honorably discharged veterans, spouses of a veteran with a service-connected disability, unremarried widows or widowers of veterans who died of service-connected disability, and unremarried widows or widowers of a member of the military who died in the line of duty.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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AAA reports Gas Prices Level Off

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices are holding steady after inching up last week. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.31 – nearly 3 cents more than a week ago. Compared to last year, motorists are paying 50 cents more for a gallon of gasoline and $7.00 more for a full tank of gas.

“Last week’s price hike is pretty normal for this time of year, and there will likely be more of that to come in the next few months,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

Gas Prices still 50 cents more than last year

Gas Prices still 50 cents more than last year

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