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Austin Peay State University names Nate James as head coach of APSU Men’s Basketball Team

 

APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Twenty years ago today, Nate James played 20 minutes for Duke in the 2001 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game win against Arizona, earning the first of three national title rings he’d pick up as a Blue Devil—one as a player and two as an assistant coach under one of college basketball’s most legendary names.

Austin Peay State University men's basketball head coach Nate James. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University men’s basketball head coach Nate James. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average falls on the Week for First Time in Months

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – At $2.86, the national average has decreased week-over-week for the first time since November of last year. Today’s average is two cents cheaper on the week. Since last Monday, 45 states also saw their averages decrease or no change at the pump.

“Growing stock levels and cheaper crude oil prices are putting downward pressure on pump prices for the majority of motorists,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson.

Gas prices at the pump start to decline. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump start to decline. (AAA)

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Exposing President Joe Biden’s Border Crisis

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Sunday, I visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and met with Sheriff Mark Lamb, Sheriff Mark Dannels, and local ranchers to expose the chaos caused by President Joe Biden’s administration’s open-border policies.

It is abundantly clear that we are facing not only a humanitarian crisis, but also health and safety crisis. This week, I joined my colleagues in the Senate to close dangerous loopholes in the law by introducing the Stopping Border Surges Act. Until we secure our southern border, every town is a border town, and every state is a border state.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average remains Steady for Five Days

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – After weeks of seeing almost daily increases, the national gas price average is showing signs of stability, holding steady at $2.88 for the last 5 days.

Still, today’s average is the highest price since May 2019 and is more expensive on the week (+2 cents), month (+25 cents), and year (+74 cents).

Gas prices at the pump decline due to low demand. (AAA)

Gas prices at the pump decline due to low demand. (AAA)

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Marsha Blackburn on Trip to Southern Border, Cartels are Emboldened by President Joe Biden

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Sunday, March 21st, 2021 U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) visited the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona with local law enforcement officials.

“The law enforcement officials I spoke with in Arizona were in unanimous agreement – Joe Biden’s lax enforcement policies created a crisis at our southern border,” said Senator Blackburn.

“Joe Biden has emboldened drug cartels and human smugglers.”

Marsha Blackburn visits the Southern Wall.

Marsha Blackburn visits the Southern Wall.

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average increases another nine cents

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says Gas prices continue to increase, with the national average up nine cents on the week to $2.72. That is a 30 cent increase from the beginning of February, 28 cents more than a year ago, and the most expensive daily national average since August 2019.

The latest price jumps are a direct result of February’s winter storm that took 26 U.S. refineries offline and pushed refinery utilization from an average of about 83% down to an atypical low of 68%, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

March Gas Prices: In Like a Lion, but Out Like a Lamb? (AAA)

March Gas Prices: In Like a Lion, but Out Like a Lamb? (AAA)

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AAA reports Icy Winter Temperatures causes Gas Price rise at the Pump

 

AAAWashington, D.C. – AAA says motorists are filling-up to some of the most expensive gas prices seen in over a year.

With the forced shutdown of Gulf Coast and some Mid-West refineries due to last week’s winter weather, gasoline stocks have tightened and gas prices have skyrocketed.

On the week, 66% of state averages spiked by double digits (10–22 cents), driving the national average up by 13 cents to $2.63. That is the most expensive national average since October 2019.

Winter Storm shutsdown refineries causing gas prices to spike. (AAA)

Winter Storm shuts down refineries causing gas prices to spike. (AAA)

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General Motors recalls nearly 700,000 vehicles because Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports General Motors, LLC is recalling certain 2013 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500/3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.

2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the vehicles being recalled.

2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the vehicles being recalled.

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#21/#21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts #2/3 South Carolina

 

#21/#21 Tennessee (12-5 | 6-3 SEC) vs. #2/#3 South Carolina (17-2 | 12-0 SEC)

Thursday, February 18th, 2021 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 21/21 Tennessee (12-5, 6-3 SEC) is happily back at home on Thursday following an adventure-filled road trip to Texas. The UT Lady Vols will play host to No. 2/3 South Carolina (17-2/12-0) at 6:02pm CT in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Thursday’s contest is the annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange game, which brings attention to the fight against breast cancer and provides recognition to the fighters and survivors of the disease.

UT is in the midst of a rigorous stretch of facing four ranked opponents in a span of 11 days, including three on the road. The Lady Vols played at No. 20/18 Kentucky on Thursday, drove home on icy roads, and played at No. 6/5 Texas A&M on Sunday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces South Carolina Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball faces South Carolina Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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AAA says Crude Oil Prices Hit Highest Price Point in Nine Months

 

AAAWashington, D.C. –  AAA reports that pump prices increased on the week despite U.S. gasoline demand falling below 8 million b/d, the lowest weekly reading since June and the softest demand reading for the week of Thanksgiving since 1997.

At $2.16, the national gas price average is more expensive on the week (+4 cents) and the month (+5 cents), but cheaper (-42 cents) compared to last year at this time.

Crude oil prices hit nine month high. (AAA)

Crude oil prices hit nine month high. (AAA)

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