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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
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By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Albany - You'll feel the pinch when you fill up your gasoline tank this holiday weekend, as gas prices peak to a near record high. The average cost of a gallon of gas has increased $0.15 in two weeks, hovering at about $1.75 nationwide.
In Albany, unleaded gas averaged about $1.53 a gallon on Monday. And you won't see prices go down very much for the next few weeks.
Gas stations are gearing up for the busy holiday weekend. Thousands of travelers will hit the road for Labor Day getaways. Alfred Roberts and his wife are always on the go. "My wife and I travel every week. We go to Bainbridge, Thomasville, or where ever. We love to get out," said Roberts.
Roberts is driving to Atlanta to visit family over the holiday weekend. And, he knows filling his tank will drain his wallet. "These prices are ridiculous. But, we have to buy gas."
AAA Auto Club predicts more people will travel this Labor Day Weekend than they have in the last 9 years. A high demand for gas causes price to skyrocket. Add to that problems at refineries in the Northeast thanks to the blackout and in Arizona where a major pipe ruptured last week, and the result is the highest price hike in the last 50 years.
"This is outrageous. I don't like it, nobody likes it," said Gerald White. White drives more than 200 miles a day delivering flowers. His employer, Tri-State Florist, charges extra for out of town deliveries to compensate for the high cost of gas. "These prices are certainly hurting the business."
AAA predicts gas prices will drop by the end of September, but that won't ease the pain of traveling this Labor Day weekend for work or for play.
Here are some tips on saving money on gas. Shop around for the best gas prices in town. Service your car and check your tires before leaving on your holiday trip. A car that runs well saves gas. And, travel during the coolest parts of the day so you don't have to turn up the gas-burning air conditioner.