December 19, 2006
Albany -- Once again, we're paying more for gas during a holiday travel period.
The national average is up about a dime over last Christmas. According to AAA, Tuesday's national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.30.
The average retail gasoline price peaked at $3.05 a gallon in September 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. They remained high all year and surpassed three dollars again this summer.
"It's pretty good here, $2.18," said Bill Oliver of Tampa, Florida. "We got as high as $3.22 a gallon in Florida last year."
Prices fell in late summer and early fall, but started rising again a month or so ago.
The average gas price in Georgia right now is $2.20 per gallon.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.