Super Tuesday is days away and presidental hopefuls are making their final pushes in Georgia. Mitt Romney's wife Ann made two appearances in Atlanta Thursday and Rick Santorum is scheduled to stop in Macon on Monday. Newt Gingrich visited Savannah and Brunswick Friday.
More than a quarter of Georgians are hitting the roads for the holidays in the next couple of weeks, prompted by low gas prices and high airfares. That’s 2.5 million Georgians who plan to travel 50 miles or more for the holidays, a slight increase over last year.
A Southeast Georgia gas station chain is taking Georgia's Agriculture Commissioner to court over signs for gas prices. Parker's Market chain owner, Greg Parker, says Commissioner Gary Black's office told the chain not to post a lower gas price for people using the chain's debit card. Parker says, Black is overstepping his authority.
Gas prices continue to fall across the state. The Georgia average for a gallon of regular unleaded is down to $3.33 according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. That represents a drop of 12 cents in the past week.
Gas prices in Georgia are down 11 cents since this time last month, and they have been falling consistently since May, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The state average is $3.39 a gallon. But while the price of gas is down, diesel fuel remains expensive, holding steady around $3.85 a gallon.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation ratifying a freeze in the state's gas tax that took effect July 1. Deal had issued an executive order in June halting an automatic increase linked to rising fuel prices, but he needed lawmakers to also sign off. The state gas tax had been set to rise 1.6 cents a gallon, as a result of a formula. It stayed instead at 12.9 cents a gallon, rather than rising to 14.5 cents a gallon.
Georgia’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is down 11 cents in the past week to the current $3.54 mark. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, that’s down from the previous $3.65 price.