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AAA says Gas Prices Drop to Close Out Labor Day Weekend

 

AAATampa, FL – The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has dropped six consecutive days after rising for 16 straight days to close out August. Today’s national average is $2.20 per gallon. Gas prices started turning lower heading into the Labor Day weekend, which marks the unofficial end to the summer driving season.

Today’s national average is two cents less than a week ago and 18 cents less than a year ago but 8 cents more than one month ago. The year-on-year discount persists but has closed more than 30 cents in just 20 days.

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City of Clarksville names Richard Stevens Communications Director

 

Former media executive joins team at City Hall

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Richard V. Stevens, an award-winning media professional and community leader, has been named communications director for the City of Clarksville, Mayor Kim McMillan announced Thursday.

“Richard brings a wealth of communications experience and deep knowledge of our community, and I’m sure he will be a strong contributor to our work at City Hall,” McMillan said.

Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens

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Bill Herndon, APSU’s longtime ‘Voice of the Govs’, awarded OVC Lifetime Achievement honor

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Longtime ‘Voice of the Govs’ Bill Herndon has been awarded the Ohio Valley Conference’s Media Lifetime Achievement honor, accorded to a media member who formerly covered the league.

The awards were established in 2010 as a way to recognize these media members who provide publicity for the conference, its member institutions and intercollegiate athletics; perform their jobs in a fair, consistent and accurate manner; provide all-around coverage for a variety of sports; and demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond their normal beat or job description.

Longtime 'Voice of the Govs' Bill Herndon interviewing Bubba Wells. (APSU Sports Information)

Longtime ‘Voice of the Govs’ Bill Herndon interviewing Bubba Wells. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports Average Gas Prices Holding Steady to Begin August

 

AAATampa Bay, FL – The national average price of gas has held relatively steady over the past week and has declined on just one of the past four days.

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.12 per gallon, which is the lowest price for this date since 2004 and 26 cents below 2016’s peak price to date of $2.40 on June 11th.

Today’s price is one cent less than one week ago, 12 cents less than one month ago and 48 cents less than the same date last year.

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Clarksville Travel Ball hosted Hilltop Super Market Moving-Up travel ball tournament

 

Clarksville Travel BallClarksville, TN – On July 30th and 31st, 2016, seventeen teams descended on RichEllen Park to compete in the Hilltop Super Market Moving-Up travel ball tournament presented by Clarksville Travel Ball and USSSA.  Players from as far away as Illinois and Mississippi participated.

Full Throttle headquartered out of Dyersburg, TN won the 14U Fast Pitch division. Paducah Storm won the baseball 10U division. Clarksville’s own Clarksville Orioles-11U team won the 12U division.

“Clarksville Travel Ball’s vision is to provide an opportunity for local players to participate in tournament atmospheres,” according to USSSA area director Brian Walker.  “The primary focus of USSSA is the development of programs that allow for teams of all skill levels to compete against one another.”

The Clarksville Orioles-11U team won the 12U division at the Hilltop Super Market Moving-Up travel ball tournament.

The Clarksville Orioles-11U team won the 12U division at the Hilltop Super Market Moving-Up travel ball tournament.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Fall to Lowest Price Since April

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – National pump prices have fallen for 43 of the past 44 days, dropping 22 cents during this span. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline sits at $2.21 per gallon, which is the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004.

Today’s price is five cents less than one week ago, 15 cents less than one month ago, and 56 cents less than the same date last year.

With abundant fuel supplies across the nation and declining crude oil costs, gas prices dropped in 47 states over the past week, led by double digit drops in several Midwestern states.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

Price at the pump continues to fall.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center presents Whimsical World of Amy Chase July 31st

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Amy Chase: Rediscovered Relationships is a magical world currently on view in the Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Creatures and landscapes that appear to have jumped from the pages of a storybook float on the walls and hide within glass cases.

Amy Chase - Uncomfortable Situation

Amy Chase – Uncomfortable Situation

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Bi-Partisan Representatives Applaud Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Proposed 90-Day Reporting Period

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. Congress

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) issued statements after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule to reinstate a 90-day electronic health record (EHR) reporting period for physicians and hospitals under the Meaningful Use (MU) Program.

Under stringent mandates in place under the Meaningful Use (MU) program providers were penalized for not meeting burdensome electronic health record (EHR) reporting requirements.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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State Farm® says July is a Big Month for Thefts

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN Independence Day is upon us. As you celebrate the nation’s birthday, be aware that July is the third busiest month for theft claims.

According to State Farm®, Tennessee had 2,786 claims in July 2015. Kentucky had 1,400 claims.

Tennessee had 2,786 theft claims in July 2015

Tennessee had 2,786 theft claims in July 2015

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Kari’s Law to Improve 911 Access from Tennessee Hotels & Office Buildings

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – A bill designed to improve 911 services for multiline phone systems, most commonly found in hotels and office buildings, was signed into state law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam earlier this month.

Public Chapter No. 808, also known as Kari’s Law, helps ensure people in Tennessee will no longer have to dial a 9 then 9-1-1 to connect to responders in the midst of an emergency.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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