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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
July 19, 2007
Albany-- The new school year is just around the corner and parents know what that means.
"Big binders, that's the most important thing. Book bags, notebooks pencils; got to have pencils," said sixth grader, Keaundretria Broner.
The cost of new school supplies can set you back. "This year I will be spending seventy to eighty dollars," said parent Tomeka Broner.
But the state is doing its part to help. On August 2nd state and local taxes will be removed from school supplies with each item costing twenty dollars or less, and computers that cost no more than then 15 hundred dollars.
Clothes and shoes with each item costing less than one-hundred dollars and PDA's that don't have voice communication will also be tax-exempt.
Not everything will be exempt. Furniture, cell phones, digital cameras and several devices and software will have taxes that week.
Though tax-free week helps many parents out financially; several start school shopping early. A lot of parents don't wait for tax-free week to start to get school uniforms because by the time it gets here many of the plus sizes are already gone.
So whether it's uniforms or pencils and papers everyone agrees with one thing.
"Start early because when that time gets here, there will be nothing left, nothing left," said Broner.
"Get here early and be ready to stand in line," said Staples sales manager, Josh Broner. The earlier you start the better off you'll be.
Georgia's tax free weekend begins August 2nd at 12:01 AM and continues until midnight August 5th.