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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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TDOT announces No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 26th through 6:00am Monday, December 1st.

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee State Parks’ Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

 

Written by Shannon Ashford

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving. All eight Tennessee State Parks’ restaurants will be open Thursday, November 27th, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

Thanksgiving turkey and all the traditional trimmings, along with an assortment of desserts, will be available beginning at 11:00am until closing at state park restaurants across Tennessee. Selections will vary depending on location. The price is $15.95 at each location (excluding drink and gratuity). Group reservations are recommended.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to observe Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving, personnel at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes will observe the federal holiday Thursday.

All Patient-Centered Medical Homes will consolidate to the Gold Army Family Medical Home for primary care Friday during the associated Day of No Scheduled Activities (DONSA). The hospital remains open 24 hours every day, seven days a week, for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Manna Café Hosts Thanksgiving Day Dinner

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries will host its fifth annual Thanksgiving dinner at Burt-Cobb Community Center (1011 Franklin Street) on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm.

For those who need a ride to the event, Manna Cafe will run shuttles from their regular meal sites (the Policing Precinct on New Providence Boulevard. and the CMCSS parking lot on Crossland Avenue between Gracey and Central Street). «Read the rest of this article»

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How To Deep Fry Turkey; A Deep Fried Delicacy

 

Washington, D.C. – Deep-fried turkey, a concept that started in the south, has risen in popularity nationwide. It’s a perfect twist for barbecues, block parties and holiday feasts. To get you started, we have turkey frying tips for both outdoor and indoor turkey fryers plus several deep-fried turkey recipes. For a deep frying turkey experience that is fun and produces delicious results follow these guidelines.

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AAA expects Cheapest Thanksgiving Holiday Gas Prices in Five Years

 

AAATampa, FL – When 41.3 million Americans load-up the family vehicle for a Thanksgiving road trip, they are likely to find the cheapest gasoline in five years.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.82 Sunday, 46 cents cheaper than the price on Thanksgiving Day 2013.

“Travelers are thankful to have more money in their pockets due to falling gas prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The good news is gas should continue falling through the rest of the year. Cheaper gasoline has helped boost disposable income and consumer spending, which encourages more people to travel.”

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Interstate 40 Challenge for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Eight state police or highway patrol agencies will increase patrols on I-40 for Thanksgiving

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the second annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

The Interstate 40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police or highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee. The challenge will take place on the busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving period, specifically from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30.

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State Farm Insurance says Thanksgiving Day sees twice the Grease and Cooking Fires

 

State Farm® urges consumers to be cautious when frying a turkey

State Farm®Bloomington, IL – More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. According to State Farm claims data from 2005-2009, grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November.

With the popularity of turkey frying increasing, U.S. fire departments are responding to more than 1,000 fires each year in which a deep fryer is involved. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says deep fryer fires cause an average of 5 deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

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Kenwood Knights come back in final quarter to hand Cheatham County season’s first loss

 

Kenwood High SchoolServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Kenwood High School rallied from three-points down in the final 5:29, Friday, November 21st, versus Cheatham County High School to hand the Cubs their first loss of the season, 54-47.

Down 42-39 following one-of-two free throws from Cheatham County’s Dallas Mantlo — with 5:29 left in the game — Kenwood (3-2) would hold the Cubs scoreless over the next 4:57, while scoring 10 straight points to take a 49-42 lead with 41.2 seconds left.

Kenwood Boy's Basketball gets 54-47 win over Cheatham County.

Kenwood Boy’s Basketball gets 54-47 win over Cheatham County.

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