Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
November 16, 2005
Valdosta - Workers at the Pleats and Creases Dry Cleaning Plant use steam for just about everything. "In dry cleaning as well as finishing and pressing the garments," said Evan Miller.
The steam comes from huge boilers, which are fueled by natural gas. As the price of that gas continues to soar, the business is seeing a huge increase in their operating costs. "Where we were paying about $1,000 a month, now its almost $5,000," said Miller.
Owner Evan Miller says their natural gas bills have quadrupled since last year. And it goes beyond their daily operational duties, even the plastic bags they cover your garments with are made from a natural gas process. "A bag of the plastic that we purchased a year ago for $15 is now nearly $40 a role," said Miller.
They're dealing with the price hike by making a few operational changes. "We actually increased our cycle times so that we're able to shut off the boilers earlier in the day and shut off the equipment faster," said Miller.
And unfortunately, they've had to tack some of the cost onto the customer's bill. "We've probably gone up 15 to 40 cent depending on the item," said Miller.
Miller has posted signs on the windows to make customers aware of the price increase. As for when he may some relief, he says he's not counting on it anytime soon. "If we have a cold winter, we could all be in for even worse pricing," said Miller.
But hopefully the prices will stop climbing before anymore cost is passed onto the customer.