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 24, 2006
Valdosta - Next time you fill up your propane tank, it shouldn't cost you quite as much. "I think that's great, its a great idea," said Rudolph Robinson.
With the price of natural gas and propane soaring, it's costing many South Georgians twice as much to heat their home this winter. "It went up probably $75.00 from last month," said Robinson.
But finally, we're getting a break. Georgia legislators have approved a bill cutting the state's sales tax rate on natural gas and propane from four percent to two. The break applies to all natural gas purchased between January 1 and April 30, and propane bought through March 31. "Anything that will get the price cheaper is a good idea," said Chris Carter, Manager at Akins Petroleum.
Only residential customers will get the tax break, but local suppliers are also glad to hear the news. Workers at Akins Petroleum say steep gas prices have caused many customers to change their buying habits. "People are naturally going to be more conservative," said Carter.
The business has been forced to cut their profit margins to help accommodate those customers. "We're probably making a good dime a gallon less than we did at this time last year just because of the price," said Carter.
The tax break may not make a huge dent on your next bill. "They'll save about $2.00 on a hundred gallon purchase," said Carter.
But both customers and suppliers say even the smallest break is better than no break at all.