Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
August 15, 2005
Valdosta - If prices at the pump continue to climb, you could see an increase in the cost of everyday items, too. Businesses that rely on transportation have to fill up their tanks every day and may be forced to pass on the cost to the customer.
The Flower Gallery's delivery van has been burning up the roads lately. "There's one driver who we rarely see except for at morning, lunch, and when he goes home," said Lark Russell.
And with gas prices in Valdosta averaging about $2.45, they've got one lofty bill. "The larger van takes about $50 and the smaller one about $35 or $40," said Russell.
Owners are struggling to balance the high cost of gas while keeping prices low for customers. "We've tried our best not to go up on delivery charge," said Russell.
But as gas prices climb each day, they've had to tack some additional expenses onto their products. "We've offered free delivery to the hospital and funeral homes and now we're having to charge, because we go so many different times a day," said Russell. "We're going to have to do something to survive and keep the doors open."
Not only does it cost The Flower Gallery more to deliver these plants, they also have to pay more to their suppliers. "Anything that comes from California, the shipping charge is doubled, which makes our flowers from California go up real high," said Russell.
And since the products they deliver are so delicate, they can't exactly cut corners to make fuel go further. "You have to run the air conditioner to keep the flowers cool and fresh, and make sure they get there in pristine condition," said Russell.
So they'll do what they can to get by without passing anymore expense to the customer until we all get a much needed break from these high gas prices.