Monday, December 24, 2012
Another traffic fatality has been reported by the Georgia State Patrol, whose troopers investigated 685 crashes with 300 injuries.
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Monday, December 24, 2012
UPDATED 2:15 P.M., DEC. 26: Links to articles about Duluth and Smyrna fatal accidents are included. Seventeen traffic deaths were reported in the 102-hour Christmas holiday travel period,which began Friday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight, Christmas Day, according to the Georgia State Patrol. There were 685 crashes with 300 injuries and 11 deaths investigated by the Georgia State Patrol (GSP). Other agencies have reported six traffic fatalities, including a fatal two-car collision in Smyrna just before midnight on Monday that claimed the life of a Marietta woman and a one-car accident in Duluth that claimed that driver's life on Christmas Day. The fatalities count is much higher than in 2011 already, when three traffic deaths were reported…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
With damage to airports and flooding rampant, Holiday travel could be difficult this year.
It's safe to say that the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will be felt for a long time up and down the Eastern Seaboard. One of the most immediate effects of the storm may be difficulties in holiday travel arising from flood and storm damage. Marci Zied of Canton's A Love of Travel travel agency doesn't see too many problems for holiday travelers as a result of Hurricane Sandy; in fact, she is leaving for Spain on Friday through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. "We were worried because JFK was closed earlier, but it will be open to international flights by the time we leave," she said. "By Thanksgiving it shouldn't be an issue." Zied did say that New York's LaGuardia Airport, which handles more domestic flights, is closed due…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Gas prices might be 30 cents cheaper than last year, but they are still above $3 a gallon.
Gas prices are far below record high rates, but at $3.41 or more around the Alpharetta-Milton area, that could be too much for some motorists to make traditional holiday plans. Pay in our community is high enough that high gas prices might be easier to bear, but nobody likes to pay a fortune to drive to Jekyll Island or Destin or Panama Beach. Everybody might seem like they are at DisneyWorld at the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day weekend, but does it seem as if gas costs are higher than hotel costs for the family? Are your plans different this year than in previous years? Is it better, or worse? Don't forget to take the poll, too.