At least 13 deaths on Georgia highways over Thankgiving; none locally. Gas prices closing in on the lowest levels of the year; county-by-county update.

At least 13 deaths on Georgia highways over Thankgiving; none locally. Gas prices closing in on the lowest levels of the year; county-by-county update.

At  least 13 people died on Georgia  highways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. None of the fatal accidents happened in Northwest Georgia, according to the state Department of Highway Safety. We’ll  have an expanded report later today.  During the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 665 crashes that resulted in 373 injuries and 11 fatalities. Also, troopers arrested 278 people for driving under the influence, while issuing 11,184 citations and 15,507 warnings.


Georgia gas prices are quickly approaching the lowest prices of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week, according to AAA. The price of crude also dropped by more than 10 percent – amid concerns that strong global oil production will overpower demand. Gas prices in Georgia are closing in on the lowest of 2018. Sunday’s daily average of $2.39 per gallon is 4 cents higher than this year’s lowest price, established on Jan. 1. The  state average has declined a total of 41 cents in the past 44 days. During the past week alone, it dropped 9 cents. Average prices are at or near the lowest of the year in metro areas like Albany, Atlanta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Rome, and Valdosta. Click here and scroll down to check daily metro average gas prices. Recent prices include:

  • Floyd: $2.26
  • Bartow: $2.30
  • Gordon: $2.27
  • Polk: $2.43
  • Chattooga: $2.25
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