Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
August 11, 2003
Albany-- The price of gasoline in Albany shot up 6 cents per gallon overnight at many stations, and industry experts say more increases are on the way.
At the Woodall Store on North Slappey, Derek Pace fills up with unleaded. It costs one $1.33.9 per gallon. Pace noticed the cost increase. "Prices are ridiculous as it is. By it continuously going up, it's going to be a burden on a lot of people."
Many Oil refineries switch to produce heating oil in July, cutting the supply. Demand went up as Americans took vacations before the start of school.
Rising gas prices will not help an already struggling economy. Dr. Amit Singh, professor of economics at Darton College, said " The cost of transportation goes up, that means we pay more at the store, for everything. That's simple business. The cost of producing goes up as the energy price goes up."
The Lundberg survey said gasoline prices rose an average of four cents per gallon nationwide over the past two weeks. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is one $1.59.
Store owners say competition is keeping Albany's gas prices the lowest in the state. Wright Woodall said "The customer is getting a bargain on gasoline in Albany, Georgia. When you are in Atlanta or Macon, you'll see gas ten or twelve cents per gallon higher."
Derek Pace is hurt by the increase. "I don't have a choice. I've got to drive. I got to deal with it. It's tough, but I've got to deal with it."
Crude oil prices rose about two dollars per barrel, pushing up retail gasoline prices. And those pump prices are expected to increase more this fall. Nationwide, Gasoline is still 17 cents cheaper per gallon than this year's high of $1.76 in late March.
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