Topic: Independence Day
Tampa, FL – AAA forecast the most auto travelers for the Independence Day holiday on record, and motorists in Florida and Tennessee found the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2009, while gasoline in Georgia was the lowest since 2010.
“Low gas prices were a major driver in the rise in auto travelers this year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “However, Americans have grown cautious about rising gas prices during recent months and worry they would be again be paying $3.00 a gallon soon. Fortunately, gas prices peaked last month and have been on a slow and relatively steady downturn during the past 20 days, which is even more incentive for Americans to take a road trip this summer.”
Jason Pridie, Dayan Viciedo, Max Muncy Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville offense provided the fireworks on Independence Day, launching four solo home runs in their 7-4 (10) victory over Round Rock at Dell Diamond.
For the second straight night, Jake Smolinski gave the Sounds a 1-0 lead. The solo blast came in his first at bat against his former team. The outfielder joined the Sounds after the Oakland A’s claimed him off waivers from the Texas Rangers on June 21st.
Washington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.
The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.
Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.
First Tennessee Park Draws 10,891, Selling Out For The 11th Time This Season
Nashville, TN – Barry Zito spun another terrific outing and Dayan Viciedo singled home the winning run in the eighth, as Nashville swiped the series finale against Colorado Springs, 2-1.
Viciedo stepped into the batter’s box with two away and runners at first and second in the eighth inning during a 1-1 tie. The designated hitter went with a 2-1 pitch, slapping it into the gap on the right side of the infield to score Craig Gentry. Viciedo’s second RBI of the season helped Nashville win their 12th one-run game this season.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds everyone to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Weekend
On average, more than 20 children drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4th
Washington, D.C. – In anticipation of family gatherings around public and residential pools during the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign is urging parents and children to follow 10 steps to stay safer when spending time in or near the water.
According to media reports and data compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, at least 152 children younger than 15 fatally drowned in a swimming pool or spa this year, with at least 86 of those fatal drownings happening since Memorial Day weekend.
Joey Wendle Homers in Loss
Nashville, TN – Nashville and Colorado Springs combined for 24 hits on Thursday night at First Tennessee Park. Unfortunately for the Sounds, the Sky Sox got the better share, winning 4-3.
Sounds southpaw Sean Nolin was scheduled to start for Nashville, but was placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury yesterday. In need of a starter, the Oakland A’s acquired Parker Frazier from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade and optioned him to Nashville.
The right-hander struggled in his first two innings of work, giving up a run in each of the frames on six hits, but picked up two strikeouts while working a scoreless third.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is reminding everyone that the City of Clarksville offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 in observance of Independence Day.
City offices will re-open on Monday, July 6th, 2015 for regularly scheduled hours.
AAA and Bud Light ask Motorists to Celebrate Independence Day Safely by selecting a Designated Driver
Tow to Go service available July 3rd – 5th
Tampa, FL – Impaired drivers traditionally make Independence Day weekend one of the most dangerous times to be on the road.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 512 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the 2013 holiday weekend. 39 percent of those fatalities involved at least one impaired driver.
Clarksville, TN – The long Fourth of July holiday weekend is just ahead and the American Red Cross has steps you can follow to stay safe when enjoying the fireworks or heading to the pool.
Fireworks Safety – The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, July 3rd, 2015, the City of Clarksville will celebrate our nation’s independence this year with the eighth annual Independence Day Celebration at Liberty Park. The event is free and open to the public.
Activities and music will begin at 6:30pm. Seating is available throughout the park and the concerts will take place on the Great Lawn of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. Concessions are for sale throughout the park.
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