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There is good news for Alabama motorists. Triple A reports gasoline prices have fallen to their lowest levels since the start of the year. The auto club reports that the statewide average price today for a gallon of regular $3.14, that's compared to the national average price of $3.21 cents. AAA Alabama spokesman Clay Ingram said drivers can expect the trend to continue. Ingram said the supply of gasoline is steady and demand is low, resulting in the lower prices at the pump.
Several counties in Alabama's Black Belt have been awarded a series of grants aimed at creating jobs to improve the region's economy. The grants were announced Thursday by Governor Robert Bentley and the Delta Regional Authority. Wilcox County Industrial Development Authority, the city of Fort Deposit, the town of Mosses and the University of West Alabama Foundation were among the recipients.
The four finalists vying to become the next president of Alabama State University likely will be interviewed in December. ASU Trustee Marvin Wiggins tells the Montgomery Advertiser he hopes to forward names to the full trustee board by the end of the year. The list was made public Wednesday night and includes State Senator Quinton Ross of Montgomery; Gwendolyn Boyd; Army General Samuel Nichols; and Educator Jorge Haddock.
Republican Martha Roby is urging Alabamians to tell their stories about how the new federal health care law is affecting their lives. The congresswoman is inviting constituents who have lost their insurance plans or will have to pay higher rates to share their experiences online through Facebook, Twitter or email or call her office in Washington. Roby is among 88 co-sponsors who are pushing legislation that would allow health insurance companies to continue to offer current individual health coverage.