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 >>
March 20, 2008
(NBC)-Gas prices aren't the only thing rising. The price of flour is doing the same. In fact, the cost of flour is so high, some bakeries are forced to close their doors. Others are raising prices.
The prime ingredient in flour is wheat, which is acting more like oil these days. Many bakers blame high fuel and energy costs for the increase in flour prices. However, they also say farmers are growing less wheat in order to grow more corn for ethanol.
A year ago, bakeries could pay about $8,000 dollars for about 45,000 pounds of flour.Today, many of them are paying about $16,000 dollars more for that same amount.
"It's very difficult to operate. It's very difficult. They are putting the squeeze on me," says baker, Dominic Serpe.
"When I get a load of flour, I shiver, and I say, 'How am I gonna pay this?'" says baker, Ralph Jacobs.
Because of the price increase in flour costs, some bakery employees across the country have taken pay cuts. They've also had to pass some of their costs off to consumers by raising their own prices.
Within the past month, the price of some types of wheat has risen over ninety percent. And as a result of all this, agricultural experts say, it's getting hard to find the type of wheat used to make pasta, noodles, pizza, and bagels.