Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
August 27, 2004
Albany- As concrete slides down a truck shoot today, the cost of this product is soaring. "We've experienced about a 35 percent price increase," explains AAA Concrete Products manager Don Barfield.
An essential ingredient used to make concrete is cement, and the availability of cement is scarce. "Of course when things get more scarce, price typically goes up," said Barfield.
United States cement suppliers have not been able to keep pace with the production of cement and have had to rely on imports from foreign countries. "This served us well until last year when China consumed 45 million metric tons of cement compared to the nine million in the United States. That's over five times as much as we've used," explained Barfield.
Barfield says his business has had a few scares. "We've been very close to being out of cement a time or two. We have not run out of cement," but others haven't been so lucky. Barfield says "There are people that have been out cement or have had to severely curtail their service and cut down to one, to two, three days of operation a week."
Concrete companies are hoping they soon see cement prices level out and an increase in availability. Barfield says "Probably September, October, November, We'll see this thing probably pass," which will pass on better prices to customers and more business for places like AAA Concrete.
Barfield says many shipment contracts are about to end in China, so more ships will be free to import to the U.S.