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AAA reports Gas Prices fall 6 cents in 7 Days

 

AAATampa, FL – Falling crude oil prices have helped keep downward pressure on the price at the pump and drivers continue to pay prices unseen since 2009.

Today’s national average price of $1.74 per gallon represents a savings of 6 cents per gallon since last week, 43 cents lower than a year ago. Consumers continue to save more than $1.00 per gallon versus the 2015 peak price.

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NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite studies Thunderstorms in Southeastern United States

 

Written by Hal Pierce / Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Severe weather moved through the southern U.S. on February 2nd and 3rd, and NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite examined the violent thunderstorms.

On February 3rd, 2016 at 1851 UTC (1:51pm ET/12:51pm CT) the GPM core observatory satellite flew over a line of storms extending from the Gulf coast of Florida through New York state. Tornadoes were spotted in Georgia and South Carolina within this area of violent weather.

On Feb. 3 at 1:51 p.m. EDT GPM found that one powerful thunderstorm in North Carolina was dropping rain at the extreme rate of 112.96 mm (4.4 inches) per hour. (NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce)

On Feb. 3 at 1:51 p.m. EDT GPM found that one powerful thunderstorm in North Carolina was dropping rain at the extreme rate of 112.96 mm (4.4 inches) per hour. (NASA/JAXA/SSAI, Hal Pierce)

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AAA lists Top-Rated Restaurants in Tennessee

 

Leading-edge restaurants impress knowledgeable guests with innovative menus and enticing surroundings

AAAKnoxville, TN – Throughout the U.S., Canada and Caribbean, only two percent of restaurants are awarded the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Rating for 2016. However, four of them can be found in Tennessee.  

“These restaurants take great pride in attaining the Four Diamond Rating,” said Don Lindsey, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Tennesseans and tourists who dine at Four Diamond restaurants can expect personalized service, enhanced guest comfort and memorable experiences.”

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#23/25 UT Lady Vols travel to #12/11 Texas A&M Sunday looking for road win

 

#23/25 Tennessee (14-8/5-4 SEC) vs. #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7/5-4 SEC)

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 3:01pm CT/3:01pm ET
College Station, TX | Reed Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #23/25 Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. Tip off is slated for 3:00pm CT/4:00pm ET, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN and available online via WatchESPN.

The Lady Vols and Aggies enter the contest knotted up in fourth place in the SEC standings, one game ahead of Auburn, Georgia and Missouri in the loss column.

Tennessee brings a two-game winning streak into the contest after it defeated Alabama (70-42) last Sunday and Arkansas (75-57) on Thursday night, both in Knoxville, to rise from ninth to fourth in the league standings.

The #23/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. (UT Athletics Department)

The #23/25 Tennessee Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. (UT Athletics Department)

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APSU Football’s Will Healy nets top ranked signing class

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head coach Will Healy‘s first APSU football signing class will be a memorable one.

Healy brought in the top-ranked class in the Ohio Valley Conference according to 247sports.com and one of the nation’s top FCS classes, staking his claim to the state of Tennessee in the process—16 of his 26 commitments hailed from the Volunteer State, including McCallie’s JaVaughn Craig and Corey McDonald, who had drawn interest from Healy’s previous school, Chattanooga.

Austin Peay football head coach addresses Governors Club members at the Roxy Regional Theatre Wednesday night. Healy discussed signing day and the Governors football program. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay football head coach addresses Governors Club members at the Roxy Regional Theatre Wednesday night. Healy discussed signing day and the Governors football program. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA says Don’t Play a Game with your Safety this Super Bowl Weekend

 

AAAKnoxville, TN  Whether you attend or host a Super Bowl party this weekend, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. That means having a Designated Driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating.

“Super Bowl weekend can be an exciting time for fans of the game, fans of commercials, or just fans of the show itself. But that doesn’t mean you can play a game with your safety or the safety of others,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the ACG Traffic Safety Foundation. “If you’re going to be out drinking, please plan ahead to make sure you and your loved ones get home safely.”

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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright to publish four books in 2016

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright is preparing for a busy 2016, as the poet, author and teacher will publish four collections of her writing, including her fifth chapbook, “Wherever The Land Is.”

A series of nonfiction essays comprised of the author’s research into work, loss, Emily Dickinson, and entomophagy, or the human consumption of insects, “Wherever The Land Is” explores a possible answer to humanity’s growing need for food sources.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

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AAA reports Gas Prices still falling as Oil Prices Rise

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices continue falling at a rate of a half cent a day, despite increases in the price of oil last week. Crude prices rose more than $3.00 last week, while the national average dropped 3 cents.

Pump prices have fallen 25 out of the past 30 days. The current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.80 nationwide, $1.83 in Florida, $1.73 in Georgia, and $1.61 in Tennessee.

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#19/13 UT Lady Vols roll past Alabama Crimson Tide 70-42

 

UT Athletics Department

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TNJaime Nared had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Te’a Cooper scored 17 points and No. 19/23 Tennessee stormed past Alabama, 70-42, on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Lady Vols (13-8, 4-4 SEC) have won their last 42 games against the Crimson Tide (13-9, 2-7 SEC), marking the third-longest active in-conference winning streak in NCAA Division I.

Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick now has 99 career victories. She will go for win No. 100 on Thursday when UT hosts Arkansas at 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT on SEC Network +.

Alabama’s 42 points were its fewest of the season and the fewest allowed by Tennessee since UT beat Georgia, 75-41, on March 6th, 2015.

Tennessee's Jaime Nared posts her first double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Alabama Sunday afternoon. (UT Athletics Department)

Tennessee’s Jaime Nared posts her first double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Alabama Sunday afternoon. (UT Athletics Department)

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UT Lady Vols host Alabama Crimson Tide Sunday

 

#19/23 Tennessee (12-8, 3-4 SEC) vs. Alabama (13-8, 2-6 SEC)

Sunday, January 31st, 2-16 | 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #19/23 Lady Vols (12-8, 3-4 SEC) will look to bounce back from two one-possession losses to top 15 teams as they return to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on Alabama (13-8, 2-6 SEC) on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT, and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network and available online via WatchESPN.

The UT women are suiting up for their third game of the week after playing at #12/9 Kentucky on Monday night and at #13/13 Mississippi State on Thursday night.

Alabama is doing the same, having played at Vanderbilt on Monday night and at home vs. #10/10 Texas A&M on Thursday night.

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