Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
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Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
May 19, 2004
Albany, GA - Senique Pollard gets blamed every time gas prices go up.
"This is my favorite one," Pollard said. "I guess every time we pump gas, ya'll go up a penny."
At close to $2 a gallon, we want to blame somebody.
As Georgians, we should feel lucky to have a low gasoline tax rate, 7.5 cents per gallon actually. Right next door, Alabama's tax is 18 cents and Tennessee's is 20 cents, but the average price of gas in those states is only a penny more than in Georgia.
Also, we're paying 43 percent more for gas than we were a year ago. The national average is up 33 percent.
The reason, according to retailers, is because local suppliers are running out of fuel, which means businesses have to buy it somewhere else.
"When we have to pay someone to haul it in, that adds cost to us at the pump," said Jimmy Kerfoot, owner of Bald Eagle Foods on Ledo Road.
Nationally, wholesale and retail prices are going up at about the same rate. But Bald Eagle Foods paid $1.82 and $1.83 a gallon for the gas they're selling for $1.84. So they're only making a penny per gallon.
"Combine that with credit card charges at the pump, I'm loosing money," he said. "We're struggling right now, just like the consumer on keeping gas prices at a fair, reasonable price that everybody could live with without everybody losing money."
So they're not getting rich off what you pay at the pump, but they are hoping you come in for a snack.
"So come in and buy a coke. We'll give you a friendly smile, we'll wash your windshield, we'll pump your gas for you, and we'll try to make you feel better."
And Senique will even take the blame.
"I tell them, I feel the same way. Guess I'll start carpooling next."