Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
May 10, 2004
Albany- Signing your name to any major purchase can be scary. That includes buying a new car. Especially when gas is getting closer to two dollars a gallon every week.
"When we were buying cars last year in Florida, in Orlando at our auction and driving them back, I was on the phone saying I can't believe it's $1.75 a gallon down there and now it is here," said Bill Chambers, owner of Bill Chambers Motors in Albany.
And it just keeps going up. So some car shoppers are rethinking the SUV they've always wanted. According to a recent study, one of every six new car shoppers is rethinking his purchase because of gas prices. That's 17 percent of shoppers. About 21 percent are considering vehicles they've never considered before.
But dealers in South Georgia say they're not seeing that here.
"I think America still loves SUV's, so the SUV's are still selling," said Billy Edwards, owner of Edwards Motors in Albany. "I think they're selling as well as they ever have."
And buyers may have something on their minds other than high gas prices. The federal government is looking at raising record low interest rates and that makes a big difference on your monthly payment. But whether it's interest rates or gas prices going up, dealers say people usually have their mind made up on the vehicle they want.
"People that are stuck on getting an SUV, they're still wanting to buy the SUV, so the cars, they haven't picked back up yet for us," Chambers said.
That means, for now, salesmen will keep shaking on successful deals.
Click here for a comparison of the most fuel efficient cars sold in America.