Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
October 26, 2005
Rochelle-- The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in Albany is about $2.45 a gallon. But we found a gas station in south Georgia with gas forty-five cents cheaper.
Business is booming here at the Aden's gas station in Rochelle.
"Today has been wild, crazy. I mean it's just been out of control," say station manager, Rita Calhoun.
And with good reason, gas here is selling for just $2.00 a gallon.
"All day long people have been lined up in the streets for gas," she says.
Right now, the national average price for regular gasoline is $2.59. the average here in Georgia is $2.58. But here at Aden's the price for unleaded doesn't even compare.
"I think God it's going down," says Wilma Thompkins. Thompkins drove an hour away just to take advantage of the cheap gas. "It ain't nobody but God, and i thank God that it's really going down."
Johnny Dinnard couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the price of gas at Aden's.
"I'm real surprised everybody should do that," says Dinnard.
So why is gas so cheap here? Store manager Rita Calhoun says it all has to do with beating the competition.
"Anything that anybody in town drops to, we try to compete with them just to keep all out customers and stuff and make them happy," says Calhoun.
Just down the street in Rochelle, gas at the Petro station is selling regular unleaded for $2.14 a gallon, and they're still bringing in plenty of business.
And while it's not as cheap as Aden's, it's still cheaper than most stations.
"It's good. I don't have any idea why," say Charles Sutton.
Charles Sutton doesn't question why gas prices are cheaper in this small town, he's just happy they're here.
"It gives the town a good name, and it saves us money," he says.
Drivers say they're happy gas prices in Rochelle has dipped below $2.20, or at least most people are anyway.
"Some people still complain and say it's too high, but other than that, they're very happy about it," says Calhoun.
A fall blend of gasoline is now being used and this blend costs stations less than the summer blend, resulting in lower prices for you.