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Here in Tennessee, we are consistently staying below the national average rounding out at $3.20 as the average cost per gallon of gas. That's about six cents cheaper from last week and almost 26-cents cheaper from what the rest of the country is seeing on average.
This seems to be a bit unusual because the cost for a barrel of oil has actually increased slightly.
According to Triple A and GasBuddy.com, the dip in gas prices is happening particularly across the southeast region. As far as the national average goes, prices look to be staying almost exactly the same as they were this time a year ago.
While gas prices are on the way down it appears airfare prices are up this holiday season. Economists believe higher jet fuel prices, airline mergers, and flight cutbacks could be to blame.
Monday, November 12 2012, 10:24 AM CST
Courthouse in line for repairs, updates
May 25, 2013 15:50 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.
After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.
Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/19ivpQ6 ) that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.
Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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