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AAA announces Tow to Go is Available for Thanksgiving Weekend

 

Tow to Go service available November 26th – 29th

AAATampa, FL – One in five consumers (20%) said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey.

AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball play Brown at Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

 

Austin Peay (1-4) vs. Brown (1-4)

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 | 1:00pm CST
Las Vegas, NV | Orleans Arena

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSULas Vegas, NV – A streak will end for either Austin Peay State University or Brown when the two meet, 1:00pm, CT, Thanksgiving Day, in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Arena.

The Governors enter the Vegas part of the invitational 0-2 in tourney prelim games as part of a three-game losing streak.

Austin Peay Governors Basketball travels to Las Vegas to take on Brown Thanksgiving Day. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Basketball travels to Las Vegas to take on Brown Thanksgiving Day. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball continues road trip at Indiana State

 

Austin Peay (1-3) vs. Indiana State (2-1)

Monday, November 24th, 2014 | 4:30pm CST
Terre Haute, IN | Hulman Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUTerre Haute, IN – Indiana State already has cemented its place in NCAA basketball history.

It was the first coaching stop for John Wooden (1946-48), the most successful basketball coach in NCAA history. It was where “The Legend” of Larry Bird was created during the Sycamores’ magical 1979 NCAA run, ended in the national championship game by Magic Johnson and Michigan State.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball at Indiana State Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Basketball at Indiana State Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Governors Basketball outgunned by Illinois 107-66

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUChampaign, IL – Illinois connected of 14-of-25 three-point attempts, including 7-of-11 in the second half, as the Fighting Illini rolled past Austin Peay State University, 107-66, Friday night in preliminary round action of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, played at the State Farm Center.

It was the second straight contest the Illini converted double-digit three pointers. They connected on 15-of-28 three pointers against Coppin State Sunday.

Austin Peay freshman guard Josh Robinson had his second double-digit scoring effort against Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay freshman guard Josh Robinson had his second double-digit scoring effort against Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Men’s Basketball continues road trip at Illinois

 

Austin Peay (1-2) vs. Illinois (2-0)

Friday, November 20th, 2014 | 7:00pm CST
Champaign, IL | State Farm Center

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUChampaign, IL – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will have little time to heal the wounds from a heartbreaking loss to Samford.

After two long bus rides, the Governors, who lost to Samford, 68-67, Wednesday night on a last-second shot, find themselves ready to face Illinois. The Illini, a perennial Big 10 power, are off to a 2-0 start after posting a 20-15 2013-14 record and advancing to the second round of the NIT.

Austin Peay Governors Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Basketball. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA forecasts more than 46 Million Americans will travel on Thanksgiving, most since 2007

 

Improving Economy Brings 1.9 Million More Travelers, Consumers Pay Lowest Gas Prices in Nearly Four Years

AAATampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.

Almost 90 percent of travelers (41.3 million) will celebrate the holiday with a road trip and will enjoy the lowest gas prices in nearly four years. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, November 26th through Sunday, November 30th.

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APSU Lady Govs Golf signs Goodley twins

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Twin sisters Taylor and Ashton Goodley, a pair of three-time Class 1A Illinois All-State golfers who led their Eldorado High School team to a state runner-up finish this fall, have signed letters of intent to play for Austin Peay State University.

The pair shared the Southern Illinoisan Co-Golfer of the Year honor this fall after leading Eldorado to the conference, sectional and regional championships.

Austin Peay Women's Golf signs twin sisters Taylor and Ashton Goodley. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf signs twin sisters Taylor and Ashton Goodley. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA says take the Fright out of Halloween Night by choosing a Designated Driver

 

AAATampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on Halloween night in 2012, almost half (48%) of all crash fatalities involved an impaired driver.

AAA and Bud Light want motorists to plan ahead this year if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

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AAA says Halloween One of the Most Dangerous Days for Pedestrians

 

AAA wants you to Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Seen this Halloween

Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists

AAATampa, FL – Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

Halloween

Halloween

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Half-a-Million Tennesseans Sign Up for October 16th ShakeOut

 

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – Tennessee is leading 10 states in participant registrations for the 2014 Central U.S. ShakeOut, an annual event to educate people on how they can protect themselves in a major earthquake.

More than 512,000 Tennesseans have signed up for this year’s ShakeOut, representing 274,000 individuals from daycares and K-12 schools, 141,000 from colleges and universities, and 33,000 from businesses.  In 2013, Tennessee registered 332,509 ShakeOut participants. «Read the rest of this article»

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