Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
December 18, 2003
ALBANY - Early winter storms up north could end up affecting your wallet. After the bad weather, natural gas suppliers pulled more than 11 billion gallons of gas out of reserves. That forced the price of natural gas up and it could trickle down to your energy bill.
Lee Rambo doesn't think she'll be too shocked when her WG&L bill comes in January. "It's high enough anyway," she says. Lee lives in a duplex with roommate Bridget Reeves. Since their heat is the only thing powered by gas, they don't expect a big increase.
Others may not be so lucky. The price Albany's Water Gas and Light Commission pays for natural gas has gone up almost 25-percent in one month. Some of that increase will be passed along to customers.
"The December increase will mean, on average, the price we charge our customers will go up 10 to 11 percent for December," John Vansant, Director of Fiscal Affairs for WG&L said.
Still, Bridget isn't worried. "Gas is a lot cheaper than when I lived with electric heat," Reeves said. "But, pretty much, when we're not at home, we don't run the heat."
There are other things you can do to prevent your bill from soaring:
Weather-proof your windows and doors.
Close vents in spare rooms.
Set thermostat at lowest comfortable temperature.
Also, WG&L will send a conservation team to your home to point out repairs that can lesson your bill.
It is important to note the price of natural gas often fluctuates. It's possible WG&L customers could see substantially higher bills this winter or even no increase at all.