Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
August 31, 2005
Albany- The lines at many gas stations were five cars deep at each pump. Many who found gas for $2.88 at the Petro on Dawson Road considered themselves lucky, but the price quickly climbed to above three dollars.
"It's outrageous, really," said Monique Brown of Albany.
"I hate $3.01, let's go back to $2.88 and lower," said Robert Mansfield, of Dawson.
Rumors of a gas shortage or rationing sent many rushing to the pumps. "In my job, my car is my office, and I travel a lot and I have to go see my clients, it's scary," said Shelia Mims, of Albany.
But those rumors are just that, rumors. "I think the frenzy right now going on with all the panic and people thinking there's going to be a shortage is causing more problems than the actual shortage itself," said Wright Woodall, Woodall's owner.
Station owners say the frenzy is actually driving the price up. "The barrel price came down today, well the problem is you've got crude, we just can't refine it, we've lost a lot of refining capacity in the gulf and Louisiana," said Woodall.
While there is some concern about supply lines from Louisiana, gas is still available, and many stations can refill their tanks after midnight Wednesday.
"There's one thing certain and gas is going to continue to go up, so to keep your tank full is a smart move, to panic today is probably not justified," said Woodall.
"No matter what the gas price is people are going to have to buy gas regardless, because I have to go to school everyday and I have a daughter that has to go to school everyday," said Brown.
There were reports elsewhere in the state of gas up to five or six dollars a gallon. Wednesday, Governor Sonny Perdue signed an executive order enacting Georgia's price gouging statute.
If you suspect price gouging, you can call the hotline at 1-800-869-1123.