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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
December 18, 2007
Albany - - You hear a lot about ethanol these days. Several big ethanol production plants are even being built in South Georgia. But try to find a gas station selling it in our area and you may have a hard time. That could change. The Governor's Office is encouraging gas stations to look at this alternative fuel and one fuel supplier is pushing for it in Albany.
It's considered to be more environmentally friendly and an alternative to depending on oil. But in South Georgia, will it really fly?
At Enmark gas stations in Albany, customers pump it into their vehicles automatically. The convenience store is taking the lead in providing a 10 percent mix of ethanol in its gasoline.
Even car makers are getting hip to the idea. This year, Ford introduced a F150 that takes both regular gasoline and even an 85 percent mix of ethanol. It's a standard feature in the 5.4 engine truck.
"This is the first start, then we'll see it in other lines and it will grow and grow and grow," says Clet Denney with Fordtown of Albany.
Jerry Wood with Fuel South, based in Waycross wants to expand the concept in Albany. He went before the Albany city commission Tuesday evening.
"This is not the only location, other people are doing it in the state. We have this in the Atlanta area," he said.
Wood is proposing turning a former gas station on North Slappey into a loading spot for ethanol. The location would be used to store and blend ethanol with gasoline already loaded on tankers.
Albany Mayor's initially questioned if it would be safe.
"It would not be a safety hazard, we'd be working with your local fire department," Wood said.
And automakers say the bigger demand there is for this alternative fuel, the more vehicles we may see that are ready to take it on.
"The more that we end up seeing it at the gas station, when somebody goes to put gas in, then it will become more popular," Denney said.
The commission didn't take any action on this matter yet. It was simply a public hearing, but ethanol proponents say, just this dialogue is a step in the right direction.
Fuel South provides gasoline for Flash Food stores across the state.