Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
July 4, 2006
Albany- The national average for a gallon of gas is $2.93 cents. That's up more than 70 cents from last year. It's sent many driver on a mad search for the cheapest gallon they can find. Now there's a new tool to help and it could already be in their pocket or purse.
In Georgia, the average price for a gallon of gas is cheaper than the national average at $2.86. A new feature from Verizon Wireless could help drivers find a gallon of gas even cheaper than that. It's called the fuel finder, allowing you to find the cheapest price while you're on the road.
Gas prices just shy of three dollars have forced many drivers to comb the highways for the best deal.
"We always look for cheaper prices for everything so gas wouldn't be different," said Rodney Parker.
"Having a truck like this, it's a hog on gas. I don't get too much to a gallon so I just take what I can get when I get it," said Bill Williger.
That driver, won't have to take it any more. Verizon Wireless has a new Fuel Finder service. Once you subscribe, it shows you the best deal while you're in the drivers seat.
"The Fuel Finder service, will actually, you can key in an address or the zip code of where you're located and it will pull up the gas stations in your area and give you the pricing in your area and actually draw you a map," said Rogers, Verizon Wireless Manager.
It's pretty simple, under the mobile web, select, traffic and fuel finder.
"You can just scroll down and then it will actually tell you the names of the gas stations, there's Woodall's and it gives you the price of their gas," said Rogers.
We decided to put the service to the test at Woodall's on North Westover Boulevard. We found Woodall's on the Fuel Finder service and sure enough, $2.78. Petro South on Westover was also the same price on the fuel finder at $2.85.
The service overall listed prices for at least 29 different stations and that was just in Albany.
"It's got over 110 thousand gas stations in our database nationwide," said Rogers.
This feature cost $1.99 a month and is only offered to Verizon customers. You need to determine if it's worth it for you, but we found a station today that was seven cents cheaper a gallon, if you put 15 gallons in your tank, twice a month the service would pay for itself.
Verizon Wireless updates the gas prices on Fuel Finder daily.