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 >>
July 7, 2005
Albany-- An already busy hurricane season has oil prices hitting record highs and some are concerned that the storms could put a strain on the nation's already stressed oil production.
Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are integral in supplying oil and natural gas to the country.
If Hurricane Dennis were to rip through the gulf, oil companies could be forced to evacuate those rigs and halt production. The shut down could interfere with the oil supply and cause prices at the pump to jump even higher for motorists.
Oil traders fear if hurricane Dennis is a repeat of Ivan, many oil platforms could damaged or shut down for months. The flow oil from the region has been reduced by 190,000 barrels per day, or less than one percent of the daily demand.
South Georgia drivers are again feeling the punch of high gas prices. Prices went up more than 7-cents overnight at some places in Albany. Unleaded gas cost anywhere between $2.10 and $2.15. Some drivers, we talked to, feared the prices would go even more because of today's terror attacks in London.
That, added to the crude oil price hike has driver Oscar Flores worried gas prices won't go under $2.00 ever again. "It's never stable. Once you think it's stable, it's up overnight. It might drop a couple of pennies from city to city," said Flores.
Flores travels for work and says south Georgia still has lower gas prices than surrounding cities like Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Atlanta.