Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
May 26, 2008
Albany - Memorial day marks the unofficial start to summer and for many, the first summer vacation. But with gas prices nearing $4 a gallon, not everyone can afford a relaxing trip out of town. We found some folks who are making alternate plans and turning their vacation into a staycation.
Debra Vinson recently returned from a vacation to Disney World, unfortunately, it didn't go exactly as planned. "We cut it short and some of my children didn't go because they were going to pay for some of the gas," she said, "but they couldn't afford to do it." Monday, instead of traveling out of town, she came to the All American Fun Park with her family. "I think a lot more people are choosing to stay home," she said.
Like Ryan Miller. He and a few friends planned to spend the day on Lake Blackshear. He said, "It costs $80 to fill that up and then $80 in the truck so I figured just stay here."
But not everyone is changing their plans because of high gas prices. Carl Lunsford is planning a trip to the Keys. He says as long as there is gas, there will be people to buy it. "I remember in the 70s there was no gas at all," said Lunsford. "I remember long lines at gas pumps, but now there's a supply of gas, so you just keep buying."
But maybe not as much. Mike Brooks and his family traveled to Chehaw for their vacation getaway, but only from Sylvester. "I think there's an overall trend of slow down. That's what I'm seeing." But that doesn't mean a slow down in fun. "Camping is one of the nicest things you can do, even if you have a whole lot of money or resources."