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 >>
January 19, 2006
Thomasville, Georgia-- Governor Sonny Perdue is helping offset the cost of rising fuel prices for Georgia's school systems. He has allocated $10 million to help cover the cost.
Thomas County school bus maintenance supervisor, Isaac Holt, has a big responsibility each day. "Our main purpose is safety and to make sure the students have a safe ride and get home safely," says Holt.
That includes making sure each of Thomas County's 75 buses are fueled up each day. Governor Sonny Perdue has ensured that by earmarking $10 million to help offset rising gas prices for Georgia schools.
"He's going to allocate maybe five million this year and five million next year," says School Operations Director, Dennis Cain.
If Thomas County's buses stay on track, they'll be about $50,000 over this year's fuel budget. Whether the new money will cover all that... "We haven't gotten any particulars as far as how much money we'll receive, when we'll receive it," says Cain.
With a 100 gallon tank, it costs an average of $200.00 to fill up a school bus. Thomas County's school buses travel about 3,000 miles a day. And at an average cost of $2.00 a gallon for diesel fuel, that means Thomas County's school system spends about $600.00 a day on gas.
"We just hope the Governor considers the rural counties because we have so many miles," says Cain. But if you're mad over the state spending more money, keep in mind, the children transported today, may make tomorrow's decisions. "As long as we keep that going, I think everybody's happy," says Holt. At least through fiscal year '07.
Cain says the biggest hit Thomas County's school gas budget took was because of Hurricane Katrina. The highest the system paid for diesel was $2.78 a gallon.