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
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
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 >>
June 3, 2004
Dougherty County- On another soggy Southwest Georgia day, Dougherty County employees removed a tree that fell on Dogwood Road.
But the work is costing the county more these days just to send the vehicles out here. Like everybody else, high gas prices are affecting budgets, so they're working to conserve.
"We'll leave our equipment on the job site for a longer period of time instead of driving it back to the compound," said Larry Cook, assistant director of Dougherty County Public Works. "We'll actually leave it there."
Any amount of conservation helps, because it's hard to predict how much money it will take to gas up police cars and school buses throughout the year.
"At budget time each year, it's just kind of a guessing game to what it's going to be this time next year," he said.
This time last year, Dougherty County was paying $1.03 a gallon to fill county cars and trucks. Right now, they're paying $1.61.
Diesel fuel is cheaper, but it's gone up too. They're paying $1.23 a gallon for what cost them 94 cents last year.
The Dougherty County School System is paying $1.14 a gallon, last year it only cost them 69 cents to fill the buses.
Governments pay less than we do at the pump, but of course, they buy a lot more gas. And regardless of the price, the county still has to do the work.
"It wouldn't affect any kind of services until it got to be just drastically high to where we just couldn't afford it."