July 28, 2014
Tampa, FL – Gasoline is selling at the lowest price since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices. The national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines.
Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days respectively.
“Oil prices briefly rose following the crash of Malaysian Airliner Flight MH17, but gas prices didn’t skip a beat last week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists continue to enjoy discounts at the pump and that’s likely to continue this week.” [Read more]
July 7, 2014
Tampa, FL – The United States surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer this year.
According to a report from the Bank of America Corp., the U.S. is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is forecast to increase and production growth outside the U.S. has been lower than anticipated. [Read more]
June 29, 2014
Tennessee’s Andy Morgan Wins Angler Of The Year Title, $100,000
Paris, TN – Rookie pro Skip Johnson of Goodells, MI, brought the fourth-largest stringer of the entire tournament to the scale Sunday – a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds even – to win the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Evinrude.
Johnson’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 88 pounds, 10 ounces gave him the win by a narrow 1-pound, 2-ounce margin over second-place pro Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, and earned him the $100,000 prize in an exciting finale to the four-day event that wrapped up the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour regular season.
June 27, 2014
Arkansas’ Cody Kelley Leads Co-Anglers
Paris, TN – Pro angler Tom Redington of Royse City, Texas, brought five bass to the scale Friday weighing 24 pounds, 9 ounces to grab the lead on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Evinrude.
Redington now has a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 46-15 and holds a 1-pound, 8-ounce lead over second-place pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, FL, in the four-day event, hosted by the Henry County Alliance, that features 162 of the best bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
June 26, 2014
Missouri’s Corcoran Leads Co-Anglers
Paris, TN – Pro angler Brett Hite of Phoenix, AR, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Thursday weighing 24 pounds, 14 ounces to grab the lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Evinrude.
Hite now holds a 2-pound, 3-ounce lead heading into day two of the four-day event, hosted by the Henry County Alliance, that features 162 of the best bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.
June 25, 2014
Buchanan, TN – The 129th Army Band will be performing at Paris Landing State Park next Wednesday evening, July 2nd, at 6:30pm. Please join this most excellent group of musicians for an evening of beautiful music at Paris Landing’s amphitheater.
We thank these men and women for their service, for sharing their time and talents, and we thank Paris Landing for being such a kind host.
June 25, 2014
People Urged to Eliminate Standing Water, Take Precautions during Outdoor Activities
The WNV case involves a resident of Shelby County who is now recovering.
June 24, 2014
Nashville, TN – While swimming is a fun way to beat the heat and be physically active, thousands of Americans get sick every year due to germs found in the places where we swim.
“We can all help keep our swimming areas safe this summer by following a few easy steps,” said TDH Chief Medical Officer David Reagan, MD, PhD. “Taking precautions like showering before swimming and never letting children swim without supervision helps prevent illness and injuries.”
June 23, 2014
Nashville, TN – Makers of foods or food related products from across the state met in Nashville last week to debut their products, do business and vie for awards at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products Tradeshow. The event was held in conjunction with the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association’s annual convention.
Among the day’s best were Gold Award winning Chubby Bunny Baby Foods, owned by Madison resident Jem Boyd, who took the top prize for her products made with local produce. The Silver Award went to Bradley’s Chocolate Factory, owned and operated by Knoxville’s Hamlett family. The Bronze Award went to Veronica Hawbaker for her Soberdough Brew Bread, a packaged bread mix. [Read more]
Tennessee Department of Health Offices statewide to display Public Health Advisory on Electronic Cigarettes
June 13, 2014
Nashville, TN – Visitors to Tennessee Department of Health facilities across the state will see a prominently-displayed public health advisory on electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.
The advisory, originally posted to the TDH website earlier this year, cautions about using the devices or being exposed to secondhand emissions.