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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
April 28, 2006
Albany -- With gas prices near $3 a gallon, there's a lot of talk about alternatives to standard gasoline-powered vehicles. One such alternative is a hybrid car.
You'll spend more to drive one off the car lot, but you certainly won't spend as much money on gas.
Hybrids are selling out at Albany dealerships.
It may be the hottest car in town. In fact, they seemed to have escaped Albany's Ford Town.
"We sold the last one we had on the lot today," said general manager Bob Beard.
General Manager Bob Beard says the hybrids popularity is partly due to rising costs of gasoline. At Albany Honda, there's only one hybrid left.
"Customer was in here today looking at it, so we don't know how that's going. Maybe they'll buy it and that will be the last one," said Honda sales manager Kelvin Walker.
"Honda hybrids, anything that's gonna save gas, we can't keep them on the lot," said Honda salesman Don Bradshaw.
Prices at the pump have left drivers seeking cheaper alternatives when filling up, and for many people nationwide, a hybrid is the answer.
"Would you ever consider buying one in the future? Sure I would, get rid of the old suburban and jump in the hybrid. I guess I could do that," said Jeff Lawson.
"If it could save money on gas, I'd try that. Anything to save money," said Cleveland Luke.
As prices at the pump continue to climb, so do sales of the hyrbrids.
Hybrids are more fuel efficient and have cleaner emissions that standard cars, and you get a tax credit of up to $3,000 if you buy one. But hybrids will cost you more. You'll may have to drive one up to seven years before you even out the money through better mileage.