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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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Austin Peay State University Softball hosts Campbell Tuesday

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play host to Campbell University, 2:00pm, Tuesday at Cheryl Holt Field, for their first home games of the 2017 season.

The Govs (7-7) were supposed to have opened their home slate of games back on February 21st, with a single game versus Middle Tennessee, but that game was postponed.

Austin Peay Softball plays doubleheader against Campbell at Cheryl Holt Field, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball plays doubleheader against Campbell at Cheryl Holt Field, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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50 Flying Fish Land at Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s New Providence Pool

 

Howard's HopeClarksville, TN –  On Monday evening, March 6th, fifty Clarksville area children will receive free swim lessons through the Howard’s Hope Flying Fish program. Each child accepted into the program receives eight Level I swim lessons, along with instruction in aquatic safety rules, taught by Red Cross certified instructors. The lessons will be held twice weekly at the New Providence Pool located on Cunningham Lane.

“My organization and Clarksville Parks and Recreation share a determination to reduce juvenile drownings in Tennessee. We hope to accomplish this mission by providing the lifesaving skill of swimming to as many needy children as possible,” says Steve Reeves, president of Howard’s Hope.

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AAA says Gas Prices to rise 35-70 cents in Spring

 

AAATampa, FL – Refineries are easing into maintenance season, which normally signals a gradual increase in prices at the pump. Throughout the past five years, gas prices rose 35-70 cents from February to Memorial Day, and motorists should expect the same this year. 

“The seasonal increase hasn’t begun yet, but it’s coming,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

Gas prices to go up in the Spring.

Gas prices to go up in the Spring.

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AAA reports Gas Prices are holding Steady for now

 

AAATampa, FL Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. But gasoline could soon be on the rise as spring approaches due to refinery maintenance, an increase in driving and the switch to summer-blend fuels. 

Currently, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.283, up four-tenths of a cent from last week, down 5 cents from a month ago and 56 cents higher year-over-year. 

The price of gas should take a seasonal upswing in the coming weeks.

The price of gas should take a seasonal upswing in the coming weeks.

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