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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
May 27, 2005
Albany-- It seems that most South Georgians have already begun their Memorial Day getaways, and the rest are counting down the minutes.
The price of gasoline isn't much deterrent, either. While it's not a record levels, it's high enough. A spot check in East Albany this morning showed that regular gas was about $1.95 a gallon at most outlets. That price is substantially better than what motorists are paying in Alabama and Florida.
The national average price for regular gas is $2.10 a gallon.
Still, it doesn't seem like high gas prices will get in the way of Floridians and their vacation. Almost two million residents are expected to hit the road this weekend. In the Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice market, a gallon of unleaded gas can cost about $2.19. That's down about 12 cents from the record price of $2.31 set in Southwest Florida on April eleventh, but still up about 14 cents from last year's Memorial Day weekend.
A Triple-A spokesman says many Floridians are staying in-state for the long weekend, visiting Orlando's theme parks or the state's beaches.
Triple-A Alabama's daily survey of 60,000 self-serve stations shows gasoline prices down almost penny from yesterday. The average price for regular unleaded is $2.02 a gallon.
Meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Public Safety estimates that 17 people may die in traffic accidents across the state. The 78-hour holiday travel period begins at 6:00PM and ends at midnight Monday. Alabama troopers will concentrate their patrols on all interstates and two popular vacation routes -- Highways 231 and 331, south of Montgomery.
Last year, 18 people were killed on state roads during the holiday period. This year the GSP and Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety are predicting 2,550 wrecks, 650 injuries, and 17 traffic deaths.
AAA expects about 31 million Americans to travel by car during, up over two percent over Memorial Day weekend, 2004.