Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A state of emergency is in effect in Georgia, because of the rising price of gasoline.
Governor Sonny Perdue enacted Georgia's price gouging law to make sure Georgians aren't gouged at the pumps.
Prices jumped as high as $5.43 in some parts of South Georgia, and as people rushed to fill their tanks, pumps ran dry.
Drivers are lining up at the pumps to fill up as the threat of hurricane Ike cause gas prices to jump more than 50 cents in some areas.
"We live in east Albany and we heard that the gas prices are almost at $5 so we were out here at Wal Mart and we saw the gas as $3.89 so we decided we'll just go ahead and fill up," Shamika Reed, Albany.
The Lee County Sheriff's office worked to keep traffic flowing, as drivers had their patients tested waiting in line.
"We're just trying to keep people from hitting each other, from getting in each other's way, maybe avoiding any altercations," Sgt. Ted WertzLee County Sheriff's Office.
A statute signed by the governor prevents retailers from selling goods or services at an unreasonable price.
It does not prevent price increases that accurately reflect an increase in the cost of the goods or services to the retailer.
Stations say say wholesale prices are up and some passing the cost onto consumers. Scott McDaniel is headed out of town and estimates spending $300 on gas.
"We work to hard to sit around and worry about it, yea I'm going to worry about it, but I'm still going to go out and have fun, we're riding to the lake right now to ride jet skis," said Scott McDaniel, Albany.
And he's thinking ahead filling three gas canisters, and his jet ski before leaving town.
"We're headed up to Lake Jackson which is up close to Atlanta, so if this is a gas shortage I'm going to be riding around with 30 gallons in the back of my truck," said McDaniel.
With the uncertainty of which way prices are headed some drivers are willing to wait in line to pump for less.
"I mean it hurts we're going to have to make some sacrifices down the road with something else but this is going to be one of our last few weekends at the lake," said
But for now trips to the lake for many south Georgians are out of the question.