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 >>
June 12, 2008
We're all sick and tired of soaring gas prices, but the problem won't go away unless the United States reduces its dependency on foreign oil. Georgia can help make that happen.
Experts say Georgia is positioned to become the "Saudi Arabia of the South" when it comes to the production of alternative fuels. A corn ethanol plant under construction in Mitchell County will begin production this fall.
It will be one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country and will pump out 100 million gallons of ethanol a year. Another plant being built in Plains will produce 30 million gallons of bio-diesel a year.
We congratulate First United Ethanol and Alterra Bioenergy for their investments in our area. We encourage them and other companies to continue a commitment to alternative fuels, and we hope they'll look for ways to make cellulose ethanol profitable. It can be made from all sorts of products from switch grass to timber waste.
We hope more gas companies will begin selling gasoline mixed with ethanol, and drivers will look for those pumps when they need a fill-up. And we hope the state will continue to offer incentives for companies that support and invest in alternative fuels.
It's better for the environment. It's better for our national and state economies. And it's better for your wallet.