Drivers benefit from lower crude oil prices
Georgia, October 28- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.30/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 13.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
As part of its integrated roadside vegetation management program, Georgia DOT Maintenance crews will resume their work on trimming overgrown vegetation along State Route (SR) 108 and SR 372 in Cherokee County. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Integrated roadside vegetation management is a method to bring together social and
cultural elements, biological concerns, and mechanical treatments to economically manage roadsides for
motorist safety, environmental health and visual quality.
WHEN: Monday, October 28 through Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: SR 108 and SR 372 in Cherokee County
Jasper seen as hub of national bank’s presence in Georgia
Stearns Bank recently appointed Dick Carlton as the national bank’s Georgia president.
Carlton has worked in Georgia banks for 35 years, most recently serving as EVP and president of two community banks in this state.
He has been married for 32 years to Vicki, who is also a banker in Atlanta. They have a son, Matt, who attends Kennesaw State University. The couple live in north Cherokee County. Carlton is president of the Canton Rotary Club.
Ages 9-10 boys’ skills evaluation at the Roper Park Community Center last weekend.
By Haley Lacuesta
Boys and girls aged 4-14 met for the first time at the Pickens County Rec. Department on Saturday for the first step in 2013 youth basketball season.
After registration ended on Oct. 7, the Parks and Recreation Department received dozens of young applicants on the courts all day for a skills evaluation. The children lined the walls of the gym and demonstrated their abilities through a series of dribbling and shooting drills. The teams will be in-house only and are divided by age and sex. The season runs through January with the goal of allowing every child a chance to play.
Above, The W&A Railroad Depot was constructed by the State of Georgia between 1848-1850 as part of the Western & Atlantic Railroad.
ATLANTA, Oct. 22 -- The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2014 list of ten Places in Peril in the state.
Sites on the list include: Sowega Building in Adel (Cook County); Blackshear Prison Camp in Blackshear (Pierce County); Chauncey School in Chauncey (Dodge County); Griffin City Hall in Griffin (Spalding County); Hawkinsville Firehouse in Hawkinsville (Pulaski County); Kolb Street House in Madison (Morgan County); Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Sharon (Taliaferro County); Greek Revival houses of Troup County; W&A Railroad Depot in Tunnel Hill (Whitfield County); and the Connally Marchman House in Villa Rica (Carroll County).
"This is the Trust's ninth annual Places in Peril list," said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. "We hope the list will continue to bring preservation action to Georgia's imperiled historic resources by highlighting ten representative sites," McDonald said.