Clarksville, TN – As far back as I can remember, the Braves were fine. Nearly always good, occasionally great. Sure, there was that 2008 team that was underachieving and unfortunate and doesn’t bear any measure of discussion. But from the time I started paying attention to baseball, I could nearly always count on Atlanta being involved in meaningful games in August and September.
So 2015 will be slightly different.
Tampa, FL – More Americans will be traveling this weekend than they have any Labor Day weekend since 2008. Since most of those travelers will be doing so by car, a significant danger is created when you add impaired drivers celebrating the last holiday weekend of the summer.
AAA and Bud Light ask anyone celebrating with alcohol to plan ahead. That means using a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for a sober ride home such as a taxi or a ride-share program.
Tampa, FL – Motorists in the southeastern United States should find the lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade. The current state average prices of $2.31 in Florida and Georgia, and $2.17 in Tennessee are $1.06, $1.02, and $1.04 cheaper than the price during last year’s holiday respectively.
“Low gas prices are added incentive for Americans to take a road trip this Labor Day weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Low gasoline prices are an added boost in disposable income, giving travelers more money to spend on lodging, shopping, and dining out.”
The final summer holiday to have a 1% increase from 2014
Tampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 35.5 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 percent increase from the 35 million over 2014.
This will mark the fourth consecutive year of overall travel growth for the Labor Day holiday period, and the seventh out of the past nine years to see year-over-year increase in volume.
Oil prices dip below $40.00 a barrel for the first time since 2009
Tampa, FL – Plunging oil prices continue to place downward pressure on prices at the pump. Nationally, gas prices have fallen 7 cents from a week ago, and 14 cents from a month ago. Should oil prices remain at or below their current rate, the national average could dip below $2.00 per gallon by the end of the year.
In the southeastern U.S. the price at the pump has fallen 4 cents in the past week, and more than 20 cents in the past month.
4th quarter Gas prices could average $2.11
Tampa, FL – The price of oil is on its longest weekly slump of the year, after reaching the lowest closing price since the ‘Great Recession’. This continues to put downward pressure on the price of gasoline, which dropped another 2 cents last week in the southeastern U.S.
“There continues to be a surplus amount of oil in the global market which is expected to keep prices of both oil and gasoline on the low end through the rest of this year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices did not fall as fast last week as they have in recent weeks, but that is to be expected because we are still in the middle of the peak driving season. Gas prices should fall even faster in the fall when school is back in session.”
Nashville, TN – On Friday night, August 14th, the Tennessee Titans traveled to Georgia to take on the Atlanta Falcons for their first preseason game at the Georgia Dome. The Titans fell behind early 17-0 but came back to tie it 24-24 in the third. The Falcons scored a touchdown in the fourth to ice the game.
Atlanta started the game with the ball after the Titans deferred the ball. The Falcons took their opening possession 91 yards for a touchdown. The drive was capped off by a 13 yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan to Julio Jones.
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – If your dinner plate often includes fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls and sweet tea — your heart may not find it so tasty.
Eating a Southern-style diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, according to research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.
Oil prices fall below $44.00 for the first time since mid-March; pump price decline to continue
Tampa, FL – The oil price plunge continues to place downward pressure on prices at the pump. Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. have fallen 5-6 cents in the past week, and more than 20 cents in the past month.
The average price of gasoline has declined 21 cents during a period of 33 consecutive days in Florida, and 32 days in both Georgia and Tennessee.
Average U.S. Gas Prices to Possibly Drop Another 15 Cents in August
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are falling at the fastest rate since January due to cheaper crude oil costs and the resolution of some refinery issues in the western United States. The national average price of gas has dropped for 18 days in row for a total of 12 cents per gallon. Today’s national average price of gas is $2.65 per gallon, which is the lowest average for this time of year since 2009.
“It feels good to see gas prices drop during the middle of the busy summer driving season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Millions of people are hitting the roads right now and these gas savings should make their trips more affordable.”
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