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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 PAGE 5 Gasoline prices in Alabama have risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.57/g yesterday, ac- cording to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 stations in Alabama. This compares with the national average that is unchanged versus last week to $2.86/g, accord- ing to GasBuddy. Average gasoline prices on August 6 in Alabama have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.09/g in 2017, $1.85/g in 2016, $2.24/g in 2015, $3.21/g in 2014 and $3.34/g in 2013. Including the change locally during the past week, prices yester- day were 48.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 4.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has dropped 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 52.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. Areas near Alabama and their current gas price climate: Birmingham- $2.56/g, up 3.9 cents per gallon from last week's $2.52/g. Montgomery- $2.56/g, up 1.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.54/g. Huntsville- $2.58/g, up 3.5 cents per gal- lon from last week's "The national aver- age price of gasoline jumped to start last week before slowly ta- pering off during the latter half, but remains very close to their week ago levels. Oil prices have held under $70 per barrel, giving promise to gas prices that will continue to hold south of $3 per gallon and near where they have spent much of the sum- mer so far," said Pat- rick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "With sev- eral bullish and bearish factors weighing on oil prices, you may see gas prices stuck in some sort of late summer blues be- fore motorists see more sizable relief coming af- ter Labor Day. Refiners continue to hum along meeting high demand with few kinks, lead- ing to gas prices that have remained between $2.80-$2.89 per gallon the entire summer thus far." For live fuel price av- erages, visit http://Fu- elInsights.GasBuddy. com. The Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting last Fri- day morning for The Crafty Bean, located on 5th Avenue (beside Cox Hardware). Sandi and Michael Scroggins opened the espresso bar and a pa- per crafting business with emphasis on scrap- booking & card making supplies, classes and handmade gifts. Robert and Richard (at right)provided en- tertainment during the ribbon cutting event. A HAIRY STORY A six-month old baby girl in Japan has become something of an international celebrity after her mother posted photos of her sporting a full head of "lush" black hair. "Baby Chanco," as the infant is known, has some 150,000 followers on Instagram. Her hair has been growing so fast and thick since her birth that her Morn has been taking her to a beauty parlor for frequent haircuts. Better conditions for our county employees including reinstating the step plan for loyal service Sustainable development Transparent and responsive government c: > Quality economic growth Better jobs for you and your children Improved infrastructure To grow tourism in the North work for YOU!!! A commissioner who will ELECT A ISERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR DISTRICT 2 ,:oR NTY COMMISSIONER DIST. 2 Paid Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Danny Glidewell, Republican for County Commission District 2