Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Albany -- The City of Albany is doing what it can to get relief at the pump when fueling city vehicles, mainly by downsizing models.
"We are getting smaller units because the full-size unit wasn't needed. The most recent is we have spoken to Chief Younger and they have moved to the Impala instead of the Crown Vic's for the detective division," said Central Services Director, Stephen Collier.
The new Chevrolet Impalas give 18 miles to the gallon in the city and 29 miles to the gallon on the highway instead of the 14 miles to the gallon in the city provided by the Ford Crown Victoria's.
Officers patrolling a beat or responding to calls will still use Crown Victorias. "It was just a prudent thing to do to protect the taxpayers money," said Collier. Fleet Management is about to present the new contract for fuel for the next fiscal year that will cost the city a little more than 2 million tax dollars.
And though they know downsizing will help, the key lies in employees driving habits. "Curtail your idling. And officers, go inside instead of going through the drive-thru during peak hours because you burn a lot of fuel like that," said Collier.
They also encourage officers to go inside when filling out reports instead of letting the A. C. run in their vehicles. "We want all of our employees to be mindful of letting a vehicle sit there and be idle for minutes because that's where you lose your fuel economy," said Collier.
And that in turn saves tax dollars coming out of your pockets. Albany's Fleet Management Division is also looking at safely extending the time between oil changes to save tax dollars.