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The Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers swept a doubleheader from DeKalb County Tuesday night in basketball action at Charlie Dalton gym.
The Lady Pioneers defeated the Lady Tigers 61-56. The Warren County girls were led by Marlee Smith with 20 points.
The Pioneer men won the nightcap 60-46. Isaiah Grayson led the way with 29 points.
Warren County will open the district schedule Friday night when they host Cumberland County.
Last week, motorists enjoyed the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in seven years (2008). Gas prices declined throughout the holiday weekend, as was forecasted by AAA.
The national average on Thanksgiving Day was $2.05 – 75 cents lower than the year before.
“Gas prices have been falling at a rate of about a half cent a day, and if that pace continues, the national average will drop below $2 in the next two weeks,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “But there is potential for the pump price plunge to slow after oil prices climbed a few bucks last week.”
Today, 36 percent of gas stations nationwide are selling fuel below $2 a gallon. Current average prices are $2.04 nationwide and $1.87 in Tennessee. Looking forward, pump prices on Christmas Day are forecast to be well below last year’s holiday averages of $2.33 nationwide and $2.18 in Tennessee.
Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing to give more autonomy to six public universities and have the Tennessee Board of Regents system focus on the state's 40 community and technical colleges.
Haslam said Tuesday he will introduce legislation to create local boards for Austin Peay in Clarksville; East Tennessee in Johnson City; Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro; Tennessee Tech in Cookeville; Tennessee State in Nashville; and the University of Memphis. Those boards would control budgets, tuition and the selection of college presidents.
Haslam said the change would allow the regents to focus their attention on two-year schools. The proposal is part of Haslam's "Drive to 55" campaign to boost the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary degrees.
The University of Tennessee system would be unaffected by the proposal.
The Warren County Commission's Financial Management Committee will meet Wednesday to award bids for the Warren County Schools and Highway Department.
The meeting will begin at 3:30pm at the Administrative Building.
Gov. Bill Haslam says a program that will help people with intellectual disabilities find jobs makes sense, but he wants to learn more about it before investing $19 million.
The governor heard from state health officials on Tuesday during a week of budget hearings at the state Capitol.
State officials told the governor that the job service would be part of a unique program where "employment and independent living is the first and preferred option" in assisting Tennesseans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Haslam told reporters following the hearing that he favors the program but wants to dig down further and understand how it will work.
The governor is scheduled to hear from 26 state agencies as he crafts his annual spending proposal that will likely top $34 billion.