Tampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one drunk driving fatality every 34 minutes.
AAA and Bud Light want you to plan ahead for a safer holiday weekend.
Tampa, FL – Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010. Oil and gasoline prices slipped again in the past week and that decline is likely to continue into the holiday weekend.
“Record high oil production is keeping downward pressure on gas prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The bottom fell out again on oil prices last week, which should lead to another week of discounts at the pump despite rising demand, as 29.7 million Americans plan to take a road trip for Labor Day weekend.” «Read the rest of this article»
1.3 percent more people plan to travel during final summer holiday
Tampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.
Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and many children head back to school.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices continued to slide last week. Motorists are finding gasoline at or below $3.20 in metro markets like Columbus, Chattanooga, Memphis, Orlando and Tampa.
“Motorists are reaping the benefits of booming domestic oil production which has provided the cheapest gas prices for August in years,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The price of oil declined slightly last week, so gas prices could slip even more this week.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in the southeastern United States.
Since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped 26 cents in Florida, 25 cents in Georgia, and 24 cents in Tennessee.
“Prices are falling at about a half cent a day and aren’t showing signs of slowing down,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Motorists heading to the gas pumps are finding the cheapest August gas prices since 2010. On August 1st, 2010, the national average price was $2.74. Since that time, average prices on August 1 ranged from $3.52 in 2012, to $3.71 in 2011.
The current average of $3.50 is 3 cents cheaper than last week and the discount at the pump should continue in the near future. «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – Gasoline is selling at the lowest price since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices. The national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines.
Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days respectively.
“Oil prices briefly rose following the crash of Malaysian Airliner Flight MH17, but gas prices didn’t skip a beat last week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists continue to enjoy discounts at the pump and that’s likely to continue this week.” «Read the rest of this article»
West Virginia defeats North Carolina in extra innings to reach Tournament of State Champions title game
Clarksville, TN – A dropped fly ball in extra innings allowed West Virginia to score what turned out to the game-winning run, July 27th on Morgan Field at Merricourt Park, to help them reach the championship game of the 9-10-year old Little League softball Tournament of State Champions.
Tied 4-4, with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Jillian Holly was able to come around and score from second base when a fly ball to medium left-center field was dropped by the North Carolina center fielder.
North Carolina would get a runner as far as second base — with one out — in the bottom of the inning, but Tayven Stephenson finished the complete-game victory by getting a groundout and a strikeout to seal away the victory. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The state championship teams from North Carolina and West Virginia have an early leg up on being the best or the best, as they won both of their games, July 26th at Merricourt Park, in the 9-10-year old girls softball Tournament of State Champions.
North Carolina has been especially in its opening games, defeating Tennessee state champion Clarksville National 12-0 in the afternoon contest, before hammering Virginia 18-3 in the nightcap.
In the Virginia win, North Carolina put the game away with a 15-run second inning – sending 20 batters to the plate – which turned out to be more runs than any other team scored total in any other contest. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery Central 9-10 year old girl softball team dropped two games to a pair of state champions, July 26th at Merricourt Park in the Little League Tournament of Champions, losing to West Virginia 6-1 and Florida 4-1.
In the opener, West Virginia jumped on Montgomery Central for three runs in the top of the first inning, taking advantage of a couple of walks and an error by Central.
West Virginia’s Bailey Gilbert opened the game by drawing a walk and after moving around to third base on a pair of wild pitches scored on an error by Montgomery Central’s third baseman. «Read the rest of this article»
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