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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
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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