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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Albany- $1.95, $1.96, and as high as $1.98, on Monday gas prices took a soaring leap, up 17 cents in Southwest Georgia in one day.
"That's the biggest I've seen since I've been here, that's the biggest I've ever seen," said Lisa Lunsford, assistant manager at the Chevron Station. Even though Lunsford dropped prices two cents, the trend of higher prices is affecting sales.
"We hate to do it because in some cases, we see more two dollar and three dollars orders coming through here today. It's understandable because gas is just extremely too high," said Lunsford. Prices are expected to increase by the weeks end.
"We're fixing to be two dollars a gallon, possibly over and that's pretty high for this part of the country," said Joel Cawthon, manager at Fast Break.
Motorists say the higher prices are causing them to shop around, especially when they travel to four schools to pick up grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
"A penny saved here and a penny saved there, that means a lot especially with gas like it is," said Essie Scott Singleton.
"I guess it's like phone bills, utility bills, anything else, you have to have it and you're pretty much stuck with whatever price they give us. You have to live with it," said motorist Billy Shipley.
Store managers say, they hope motorists can understand.
"I hope motorists know we're not the bad guy. We're just like they are, but we do hear our share of complaints," said Cawthon.
A year ago today, Georgians were paying about $1.58 per gallon. Now, it's almost $1.97, and no one seems to know where prices may stop.
Albany remains about 10 cents below the national average and many convenience store owners say they hope it will remain that way.