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 >>
October 4, 2007
Albany--Do you want to save some extra cash on your energy bill? Well, if so, you're in luck. Starting today, Georgia consumers take take advantage of the state's Energy Star tax free holiday.
By purchasing products containing the Energy Star logo, you won't have to pay any state or local sales tax. But most importantly, you're conserving energy and saving money in the process.
With another tax free holiday in full swing, stores like Lowe's, spent time getting ready for it days in advance.
"We make sure we have plenty of the stock, and we're ready for the customers," says appliance sales specialist Rod Smith who expects business to be nonstop from now until Sunday.
"Oh, yes, extremely busy," says Smith. Customers purchasing Energy Star products can save $80 or more a year in energy costs.
"Energy Star appliances, for example, use a lot less water and energy as far as your conventional washer, dryer, refrigerator," says Smith.
And appliances containing the Energy Star logo also use thirty percent less energy than your typical models. And there are a variety of Energy Star products to choose from.
"Washers and dryers, refrigerators, window units, light bulbs, a variety of appliances and products that are Energy Star qualified that a lot of customers don't even meet that standard," says Smith.
And don't forget about Energy Star light bulbs. These light bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than standard light bulbs and last up to ten times longer. While energy saving products may cost you more money, you're actually saving more money in the long haul."
"You take a little bite in the beginning, but in benefits you in the long run," says Smith. That's why Smith encourages everyone to take advantage of this tax free holiday while it's here.
The tax free holiday wraps up on Sunday. Consumers who purchase and install certain Energy Star windows and doors now through December 31st may also be eligible for a tax credit of up to 500 dollars on their 2007 tax returns.
ENERGY STAR PRODUCTS THAT QUALIFY FOR A SAVINGS:
Refrigerator, chest freezer, clothes washer, dishwasher, room air conditioner, and dehumidifier.