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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
TAMPA, Fla. -- Retail gas prices recently surpassed year-ago levels and motorists are now paying more for a gallon of gas than they did in 2012.
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year.
Multiple factors have converged to cause both oil and gas prices to increase. Typically, pump prices increase this time of year as a result of the summer blend switch and refinery maintenance.
However, a severe snowstorm in the Northeast, continued concerns over Iran's nuclear efforts, and economic news have caused prices to move higher than initially forecast for this time of year.
"Motorists can expect gas prices to rise throughout March and into April," said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. "Although there are a few factors that could cause oil prices to stabilize this week, it's likely gas prices will increase. So far market trends and price fluctuations at the pump have been similar to 2011 and 2012, leading analysts to believe prices will peak in April before they retreat."
A barrel of oil closed Friday at $95.86 on the New York Mercantile Exchange — 14 cents more than the week prior.
The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.71, 13 cents more than last week. Florida's average of $3.78 increased 14 cents from last week, and Georgia's average of $3.64 rose 17 cents. Tennessee's average of $3.53 increased 18 cent from last week, respectively. Visit AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report to find national, state, and local metro market retail gasoline prices.
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline
Current Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
National: $3.714 $3.582 $3.293 $3.538
Florida: $3.778 $3.641 $3.427 $3.670
Georgia: $3.643 $3.472 $3.303 $3.545
Tennessee: $3.530 $3.352 $3.176 $3.487
Click HERE to see and report Georgia gas prices. Monday, gas prices in Thomasville were almost 20¢ per gallon higher than Albany.