Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:28:35 GMT
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer. Operation Takeback is a summer-long program to catchMore >>
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer.More >>
July 29, 2004
Albany -- Lumber, concrete, and steel costs continue to rise. But soaring prices aren't keeping South Georgians from building new homes. And that is good news for the economy.
An eight thousand square foot home being built at the Lakes at Quail Hollow. It is one of five new homes, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars each, under construction in the new subdivision. Steve Glover, of Glover Custom Homes said "We've been blessed, our industry is doing well."
As the price of building materials make this home rise, the final cost of the house could go up by as much as ten cents a square foot over one year ago. The price of steel is soaring. Glover said " China is buying about everything they put their hands on in the steel industry. So we are seeing a little bit of a shortage in that. Our rebarb costs have tripled."
Still Glover gets calls weekly from new customers wanting homes built. He says people want to take advantage of low interest rates.
Glover said "We hear a lot of stuff about the economy is not doing well, but in our industry it's not true. We are doing real well. And somebody's got to be paying the money to build the houses, so obviously there are other facets that are doing just as well as we are."
Concrete costs have risen twelve percent in two months. Lumber prices have actually come down slightly in recent weeks, but earlier this year the cost of lumber, especially plywood, skyrocketed to all time highs.