Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, April 11

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, April 11

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.74/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Jacksonville during the past week, prices yesterday were 89.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 21.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 87.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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Suns O’Gara Earns First Double-A Victory

Suns O’Gara Earns First Double-A Victory

Early offense and solid relief pitching fueled the Jacksonville Suns (2-2) to a 7-4 victory over the Huntsville Stars (2-2) in front of 5,093 fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon.

The win sets up a rubber match in the series on Monday afternoon, as the Suns will attempt to win their first series in 2011.

Jacksonville starter Joey O’Gara (1-0) earned the victory in his Double-A debut. O’Gara, selected by the Marlins in the 31st round of the 2009 draft, pitched five innings while giving up four runs on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Say 'No' to Saggy Pants in Jacksonville Event April 16

Say 'No' to Saggy Pants in Jacksonville Event April 16

This Community event is designed to get young and old men to refuse to wear their pants down within the entire Jacksonville area.

Bishop Jan D. Goodman is striving to make this happen for Jacksonville on April 16, 2011 at GATE WAY MALL, 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M.

For additional information, please email awomangodcanuse@hotmail.com

Sun Gutierrez's RBI Single in Ninth Delivers First Victory

Sun Gutierrez's RBI Single in Ninth Delivers First Victory

Chris Gutierrez hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure the first victory of the season for the Jacksonville Suns (1-1) over the Huntsville Stars (1-1) with a 5-4 win in front of 7,142 fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Friday night.

With no one out and two runners on in the bottom of the ninth, Gutierrez sneaked a ground-ball single past a drawn-in infield into left center field to score Erik Lis from second for the winning run.

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Giants Lose Game 2 in China

With a capacity crowd of nearly 5,000 at the Xiangtan University Arena, the Beijing Aoshen Olympians defeated the Jacksonville Giants by a final score of 95-92 in game two of a three-game series. They had lost to the Olympians on Monday night, too.  These games are part of the Hunan Invitational and Exhibition Tournament developed to bring the best talent from the U.S.A. to compete against this Chinese powerhouse of professionals.

Suns Skipworth Hits First Double-A Home Run

Suns Skipworth Hits First Double-A Home Run

The Jacksonville Suns (1-2) fell for the second time in the young 2011 season  9-2 to the Huntsville Stars (2-1) on Saturday night in front of 6,494 fans at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Suns catcher Kyle Skipworth launched his first home run of the season in the ballgame, as he sent a Jesus Sanchez pitch into the right field bleachers for his first home run in Double-A. Skipworth, drafted by the Marlins with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft and Baseball America’s eighth ranked top Marlins prospect,  hit 17 homers in 2010 for Class-A Greensboro.

"Show Your Library Some Love!" And Celebrate National Library Week April 10 - 16

Jacksonville Public Library customers saved more than $100 million last year by checking out library materials rather than buying them. Three times as many people visited the Jacksonville Public Library last year than attended all major Jacksonville live sporting events combined.  Nearly three EverBank Fields could be filled with the number of people who attended library programs last year. Librarians answered more than 1 million reference questions lending their expertise to help customers find the most credible answers quickly. For these reasons and many more, the Jacksonville Public Library invites the community to celebrate and take advantage of all the library has to offer during National Library Week.