Florence, Alabama city archeologist and DeSoto researcher, Charles Moore, will be presenting Hernando DeSoto’s Expedition Through Alabama commemorating the arrival of the first Europeans into this part Alabama 475 years ago.
DeSoto State Park near Fort Payne, Alabama, may be on the chopping block if the Alabama legislature and Gov. Robert Bentley can’t agree on a formula for resolving a $700 million statewide budget shortfall.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court's ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge's earlier order to issue licenses.
GAYLESVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old has died after a handgun went off while the child's father was cleaning it.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says police were called to the home around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shaver says County Coroner Jeremy Deaton pronounced the child dead at the home on County Road 865.
Authorities say the man was apparently cleaning the gun when it fired. They say the bullet hit him in the hand before striking the 11-year-old who was sitting on the couch. The child's mother also was hit in her elbow.
Both parents were taken for medical treatment. Police have not released names of anyone involved.
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State averages for the price of a regular gallon of gas dropped another cent, and prices were down in at least two more cities in Northwest Georgia in Cedartown, and gas dipping below the $2 mark in Calhoun today.
The price of gasoline dropped another couple of pennies overnight in some areas of Northwest Georgia and surrounding states, and Rome has finally seen one station drop below the $2.20 mark according to Gasbuddy.com reports.
Update: A Piedmont, Alabama man, was sent to the hospital following a wreck on Ga. 100 Friday afternoon. Jeffrey Winkles, 50, was driving a white Dodge Dakota pickup that left the roadway, police said. There were no passengers.
Floyd County’s unemployment rate dipped below 7 percent in November, checking in at 6.7 percent for the month. The rate was down from 7.2 percent in October and down from 7.6 percent in November of last year.
Gas prices fell below $2 a gallon at various filling stations in Georgia and Tennessee last week, and prices in Florida are not far behind. The lowest prices in Florida are in the Jacksonville area at about $2.10 a gallon. If prices keep falling at a rate of 2 cents a day, Florida motorists could begin finding gasoline below $2 by the end of the week.
Gas prices continue their slow decline downward toward the under $2 range in most of Northwest Georgia and in surrounding states, or stayed the same overnight as the cost of a regular gallon of gas continues a downward trend ahead of holiday travel.
Students thought they were coming to see slimy snakes and lizards at Young’s Grove Elementary in a late week treat. However before the activities started, administrators at the school had a special award to give out.
Gas prices in Northwest Georgia and in surrounding areas continue their decline below $2.50 in many communities, and the slow drop looks to continue heading into the holiday season if trends hold steady.
The price for a gallon of unleaded gas remained about the same in most places this morning in Northwest Georgia, but it has continued to steadily fall across the southeast this week and looks to continue.
If you're a bargain-hunter you may not be able to resist a trip to Oklahoma City, OK. There you'll find the OnCue Express selling gas at $1.99 per gal. That's the first gas station in the U.S. to sell gas below $2 per gallon since July 30, 2010.
“We knew when we saw crude oil prices drop last week that we'd break the $2 threshold pretty soon, but we didn't know if it would happen in South Carolina, Texas, Missouri or Oklahoma,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. “Those are all low-tax states and all have statewide averages at $2.52 or less.
“Today's national average, $2.74, now makes the current price we pay a whopping 51 cents per gallon less than what we paid a year ago, and 24 states are seeing even greater differences between today's and year-ago prices,” he added.
Florida leads that group with a 69.5 cent difference between today's average and that of one year ago.
Missouri has the lowest state average in the country at $2.43 today.
The broad decline in crude oil and wholesale gasoline prices means more gas stations can be expected to head south, figuratively speaking,” added Gregg Laskoski, another senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. “Over 15% of the nation's gas stations are now below $2.50 per gallon and it may not be long before others join OnCue Express in that exclusive club that’s below $2!”
Gas prices are staying on a steady decline as the busiest travel season of the year approaches. Tennessee prices are among the lowest in the nation on average. Georgia and Alabama remain near the bottom of the list as well. A few states on average remain lower and prices near Hattiesburg, Mississippi even got down around $2.28.