Tampa, 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.
Clarksville, Hopkinsville has some of the cheapest Gas in Tennessee
Tampa, 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.”
Knoxville, TN – In 2015, 30 people (25% of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During post-party hours, between midnight and 5:59am, nearly a third of crash fatalities involved drunk drivers.
Tampa, FL – The falling price of oil dragged gas prices lower last week. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.30, down 1-cent from the week before, a downward trend that is likely to continue in the near future.
“The oil market suffered a ‘mini collapse’ last week, following reports of a record build in domestic crude oil,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “This will postpone the customary spring-time gas price spike. Prices could drop 5-10 cents in the short term, but this downward trend may only be temporary.”
Tennessee Athletics Department
Nashville, TN – Tennessee dropped a tightly-contested contest to Georgia, 59-57, on Thursday afternoon in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The low-scoring affair came down to the final possession with the Volunteers trailing by two after a pair of missed free throws by the Bulldogs on the other end. Admiral Schofield had a good look from three for the win but his shot came up short and No. 8 seed Georgia (19-13, 9-9 SEC) held on to advance to face No. 1 seed Kentucky in Friday’s quarterfinals.
UT was held to just 33 percent shooting while UGA shot 43 percent but committed 15 turnovers to keep the Vols in the game.
#9 Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) vs. #8 Georgia (18-13, 9-9 SEC)
Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 12:02pm CT
Nashville, TN – Seeded ninth, Tennessee heads back to the state capital for the 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday. The Vols meet No. 8 Georgia in the day’s first game at Bridgestone Arena, tipping off at 12:00pm CT on SEC Network.
Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) heads to the Music City looking to make it five consecutive years with an SEC Tournament victory. Last year, the Vols picked up two wins in Nashville, defeating Auburn in the opening game and Vanderbilt in the second round. UT’s short run came to an end in the quarterfinals with a loss to LSU.
Written by Leon Roberts
Nashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a new firewood policy is now in effect, and seeks the public’s cooperation to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease at campgrounds in the Cumberland River Basin.
The new firewood policy requires visitors at the Nashville District’s recreation areas, primitive campsites and 25 campgrounds to use only firewood that has been certified as heat-treated by U.S. Department of Agriculture or state natural resource agency.
Tampa, 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.
Tennessee Athletics Department
Knoxville, TN – Grant Williams recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Lew Evans added 13 points, and Tennessee surged in the second half to take a 59-54 win over Alabama in the Vols regular season finale Saturday in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Despite offensive struggles in the first half, Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) came roaring back outscoring Alabama (17-13, 10-8 SEC) 37-18 in the final period of play. Evans knocked down three of the team’s six second-half 3-pointers.
Williams recorded his fourth double-double of the year. Evans scored 13 points on 4-7 shooting while grabbing five rebounds in his final regular-season game in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee (15-15, 7-10 SEC) vs. Alabama (16-12, 9-7 SEC)
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 | 12:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee plays its regular-season finale on Saturday when it hosts Alabama at Thompson-Boling Arena for a 12:00pm CT tip on SEC Network.
Saturday is Senior Day for the Vols (15-15, 7-10 SEC), who will honor its pair of seniors in a brief ceremony before tipoff. Tennessee will recognize the contributions of four-year senior and 1,000-point scorer Robert Hubbs III as well as graduate transfer Lew Evans. Senior Day ceremonies are slated to begin at 11:40pm.
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