Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
May 23, 2008 by Jay Polk
Albany -- How are you planning to enjoy the holiday weekend? Many of you will fire up the grill for the first cookout of the season. But that bar-b-que will cost you.
It's that time of the year again... the unofficial start of Summer. And that means that it's time to celebrate the lazy, hazy, crazy days of the season.
And the way that many people in South Georgia do that is to hold a big cookout with all of the usual foods. But with the rising prices at the grocery store this year, we were curious to see whether you'll spend more for your big feast.
"Oh yeah... maybe $40 or $50 higher," says Melvin Self.
In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average cost for that cart full of groceries is up 5% compared to last year. That's higher than any other commodity that the government tracks, except for transportation costs. And that's keeping some families closer to home this time.
"they have changes because normally it's a bigger family," said Denise Foster of Sylvester.
On our shopping trip, we managed to keep our costs down a bit by buying either items that were on sale or store brands, but with only food items we still managed to spend nearly $70.
But no matter whether you're staying close to home or hitting the roads this weekend, whether you're doing the hosting or just visiting, hopefully it will be a safe one.
Last Memorial Day the average cost for a gallon of gas was only $3.23 nationwide.