Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
September 30, 2005
Albany-- Governor Sonny Perdue's suspension of the state's gas tax runs out as many drivers fill up just in time.
"$3.15, $3.25. $2.94 is the cheapest I've seen today so far," says driver Regina Barnett. With the up and down prices of gas these days, drivers find them all to be, "Heavy," says driver Johnny Jackson. "I feel like the gas is too high," says driver Yolanda Davis.
With the heavy and high prices, $3.37 here and $3.15 there, everyone looks for the lowest. "This was the cheapest for $2.94 so I stopped here," says driver Tereka Singletary. The BP on South Madison and Oakridge is only $2.94 a gallon now for unleaded but will most likely be fifteen cents higher or more after Governor Perdue's relief on gas tax expires.
"That's why I'm filling up today so I don't have to worry about $3.95 by the end of the weekend. This is ridiculous," says Barnett. Before the gas tax suspension runs out, drivers are filling up. But how much are these current prices weighing on their pockets?
"Close to fifty bucks if I'm on empty," says Jackson. "Now it takes 65 to 68 dollars," says Davis. Most drivers say they've reached their limit with the high prices. "I'm stopping at $40. That's my limit," says Singletary. And they can only reminisce about the lower prices of gas in previous years.
"It's sad because I remember when I was in high school here, it was like a dollar and ten cents and I was complaining then," says Barnett. But with only a little valuable time left to save money at the pumps, drivers take what they can get before the prices go up once again.
Governor Perdue will keep his moratorium on gas gouging in effect for two more weeks. Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor encouraged Perdue to keep the suspension on gas tax in effect just as long. He says it makes no sense to end one and not the other.