Some state may be pump prices below $2 per gallon later this year, experts say
Concerns over too much refined product in the marketplace, the effect of a stronger U.S. dollar and the potential of Iran adding to the world market following its nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other nations is placing downward pressure on gas pump prices.
This is how Georgia’s delegations to the House and Senate voted on roll-call items last week at the U.S. Capitol.
The 2015 tax-free holiday will take place July 31 and Aug. 1.
Georgia Retail Association says families expect to increase their spending on school supplies this year, meaning good things are in store for retailers during Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday, which runs July 31-Aug. 1.
Tips From Former Smokers is now running in the Southwest Public Health District
The Tips campaign features stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities and the toll smoking-related illnesses have taken on them.
Air conditioners and plenty of water recommended
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee warns to drink plenty of water during the summer heat wave. Heat indexes are expected to be in the 105-110 degree range through Monday.
U.S. Sen. David Perdue says he fears deal does not go far enough
Congress has 60 days to decide whether to seek a resolution of disapproval that would prevent President Obama from removing sanctions against Iran as part of the agreement that U.S. and five other nations’ negotiators reached with Iranian negotiators Tuesday.
Stewart is a former assistant director of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia
As Southwest District Extension director, Mike Stewart will be responsible for a 41-county region that includes metro Albany.
Mazda CX-5, Florida trip on the line
The Herald and its six sister SCNI newspapers are partnering with Visit Florida to give away a 2015 Mazda CX-5 and a three-night stay at One Ocean Resort and Spa at Jacksonville.
The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.
A roundup of news from the state of Georgia.
Ten deaths reported on Georgia roads over Independence Day holiday; gas prices at five-year low on the Fourth; preservation office seeks public’s input on updating statewide plan.
Harveys supermarkets to donate July 4th profits to Wounded Warriors
In an effort to show their support for those that have sacrificed for the country’s independence Harveys supermarket and its parent company Southeastern Grocers will be donating all of the company’s profits on July Fourth to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Senator from Georgia said Cuban government still has much for which to answer
The announcement Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would resume diplomatic ties Wednesday is another example of the Obama administration negotiating “what the other side wants first,” U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., says.
More than 1.17 million Georgians expected to travel over the long Independence Day weekend
With 41.5 million people expected to travel over the Fourth of July holiday period, about 85 percent will go by auto. Low gas prices, higher wages and a more optimistic view of the economy are seen as contributing factors for the increased travel, which will be watched closely by increased patrolling on the part of law enforcement.
July 1 law allows any legally made fireworks not banned by the federal government
Georgia HB 110, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, makes legal many types of commercial fireworks just in time for Independence Day festivities.
Events in and around the Albany area
Get ready for some bright lights overhead and loud bangs as Albany and Southwest Georgia celebrate the nation's birthday.