Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
May 24, 2004
Grady County - Nan Crawford says people come to Midway Country Store for one thing. "'Cause we have the best meat in town," she says.
Your choice of the finest cuts of beef or pork, but prices on those meats are rising. Crawford says, "Beef prices are up, now pork's up, eggs prices are up and it does affect me."
Not only how much she sells, "Business is a little slow." But how much she buys. "I'm a small business and so I can't buy big quantities, and my prices are higher," she says.
Why is the price of beef climbing? Well, you can blame mad cow disease, cattle import bans and the drought. And, oh yeah, gas prices. It costs more for delivery. The price of beef seems to be fluctuating just as rapidly as the price of gas. From week to week, prices could go up ten cents or more per pound. Like on the price of rib eyes, since February, the price has increased 70 cents per pound.
You may want to consider an alternative to hamburgers and steaks this Memorial Day weekend. "If you wanted to go cheap," Crawford says, "chicken would probably be your better thing."
But since Nan doesn't sell chicken she thinks you should stick with beef, maybe just eat a little less this year. A cattle shortage has also created a price spike in other products like milk and ice cream.