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 >>
April 20, 2008
Albany--Gas prices hit another record high. Over the last week prices have climbed an average of six cents to an all time average high of three dollars and 50 cents nationwide.
In south Georgia it's not much better, just six cents below the national average.
65-cents more than this time last year. Which leaves drivers doing what they can to keep more gas in the tank and more money in the bank.
"I try to make circular trips wherever I go and do as many functions as I can on a trip, drive a little slower, and be a little more careful about catching lights, so I don't stop and start as much" Said Herbert Gladdin.
Jarrod Gray who pulls his boat to and from Lake Chehaw and Lake Worth says he knows gas prices are higher but rather cut back in other areas.
"Mainly out to eat, going out to eat, other than that that's about it, you got to go on with life you only live once so you got to make do."
For those who aren't willing to cut back there are some simple things you can do to increase fuel efficiency.
Stay within post speed limits; stop aggressive driving; avoid unnecessary idling; use cruise controls when appropriate; and remove excess weight from the trunk.
An extra 100 pounds can reduce a typical car's fuel economy by up to two percent.
Another great and simple way to improve fuel economy is to check your tire pressure.
In most vehicles correct tire poundage can be found inside the driver side door or in the owners manual.
For vehicles with a Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Triple-A warns those systems should not replace monthly tire pressure checks.
Also remember to slow down, gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 miles per hour.