Topic: Labor day
Washington, D.C. – Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is observed the first Monday in September.
It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.
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Tampa, FL – With the end of summer in sight, many Americans will be celebrating Labor Day weekend in one way or another. Whether that involves attending a family barbeque, hosting a party, or visiting the local sports bar, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to plan ahead to celebrate safely.
That means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where they are celebrating, or arranging for another form of safe transportation.
Tennessee Department of Transportation Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 2nd through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 6th.
This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.
Some of the events in September at the Museum are: Nina Covington: Explorations, Plane Clarksville, Women Painting Women, Tammy O’Connor: Hand Shadows, Olen Bryant: Tennessee Treasure, and Second Saturday Free Admission Day: Pokemon Party.
Clarksville, TN – Since 2013, the Austin Peay State University Homeschool Music Program has offered general music courses for home-schooled students in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, Austin Peay has announced the launch of several additional opportunities targeted at early childhood, upper elementary and middle school students.
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are on the rise as Americans prepare for a Labor Day road trip. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is 14 cents more expensive than last week in Florida, and 9 cents more expensive in Georgia and Tennessee.
Motorists going to the pump will find the highest prices in more than 50 days.
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Labor Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, September 5th, therefore all primary and specialty care services and pharmacies will be closed.
The Emergency Center, overnight inpatient services as well as supportive supplementary services will remain open to provide inpatient, acute and emergency medical care.
“Booze It & Lose It” Sweeps Tennessee to Prevent Alcohol-Related Crashes
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase DUI enforcement across Tennessee from August 19th to Labor Day as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nationwide mobilization against drunk driving.
In 2015, Tennessee lost 239 lives to alcohol-related traffic crashes, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s TITAN Division. Thus far in 2016, Tennessee has experienced 118 alcohol-related fatalities.
Tampa 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.
Gas prices should reach $2.00 a gallon by Christmas
Tampa, FL – Low gas prices influenced what AAA forecasts to be the most Labor Day motorists to take a road trip in seven years. The average price for gasoline was the lowest on the holiday in 11 years.
“These low gas prices likely influenced many Americans to take a last minute road trip,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists are saving between $15.00-$25.00 every time they go to the pump, and those savings could get even bigger. Labor Day marks the end of the busy summer travel season, which means gas demand will decline as fewer people take road trips. As a result, gas prices in the autumn and winter seasons could be the cheapest of the year.”
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