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 >>
September 23, 2005
Lowndes County - Bill Gandy has been in construction for 35 years, but he's never paid as much for building supplies as he is now. "I don't remember anytime we've seen back to back category 4 and 5 hurricanes hitting the states like we have this year," said Gandy.
Since Hurricane Katrina hit, the cost of building supplies has skyrocketed. Gandy and his partner John Bailey are now paying about 20 percent more for materials, and with Hurricane Rita headed for Texas, things will likely get worse. "I expect it to keep climbing for the next six months at least, if not longer," said John Bailey.
Two weeks ago, contractors paid about $11.00 for a sheet of plywood, but this week, that price has climbed to $18.00. "Roofing shingles are going up three to four dollars a square, 15 to 30 pound felt, it goes up about four to five dollars a roll," said Bailey.
These contractors are absorbing the extra costs for customers who've already locked in at a price, but they can't keep it up much longer. "We like to give a lock in price so the home owner can know exactly what there home's going to cost, but this year, we are going to have to make a change," said Bailey.
"We're going to start putting escalation clauses in our contracts to cover some things," said Gandy.
Not only are building supplies costing more, they're also taking longer to arrive. "I've talked to guys who I order from who say year, we can order a truckload of shingles but the manufacturer tells them, we'll get them there when we get them there," said Gandy.
So if you're in the market to build a new home, be prepared to pay more, and wait longer.