Thursday, January 3, 2013
A new group wants state lawmakers to increase gas taxes to cover transportation needs.
A new lobbying effort hopes to get South Carolina to raise its gas prices to pay for transportation needs. The S.C. Alliance to Fix Our Roads says $50 billion in road improvements are needed over the next 20 years, according to an article in The State. Raising the state's 16-cent per-gallon gas tax — the third lowest in the country — is one way to pay for those improvements. Would you be willing to pay more at the pump to pay for better roads moving forward?
Friday, October 5, 2012
Prices are up slightly here, but not nearly as much as other states.
If you're traveling outside South Carolina this weekend, fill 'er up inside the Palmetto State borders. While many parts of the U.S. are experiencing gas shortages and skyrocketing prices, South Carolina has the cheapest gas in the nation. Across South Carolina, a gallon of regular unleaded is averaging about $3.48 today, according to AAA Fuel Guage Report. Though the price is up about 30 cents from this time last year, prices have fallen about 5 cents over the last week. A gallon of gas in the Columbia area is running about $3.46 a gallon. In Lexington, prices are as low as $3.33 per gallon. Nationally, however, the same gallon of gas costs $3.78. And some states, such as California, are seeing gas prices push beyond $4.50 a gallon today…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Check out where you can find the lowest prices in Lexington.
It's a good time to fill up your tank and head out of town for the weekend. South Carolina has the lowest gas prices in the country right now, according to gasbuddy.com. The Columbia area has the third lowest average prices in the state, just behind Greenville and Spartanburg. Lexington residents saw gas prices drop from just over $3 to just below $3 this week. Prices at some stations are down to $2.97. Nationally, the cost of gas is declining, but the average cost for a gallon still stands at $3.55. Here are some of the lowest prices in Lexington as of Thursday: $2.97 - Spinx at 4345 Augusta Rd. $2.98 - Hess at N. Lake Drive and Sunset Boulevard $2.98 - Shell at 4379 Augusta Rd. $2.98 - Exxon at 5019 Augusta Rd. near I-20 $2.98 - …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
South Carolinians said the state's economy is improving and the state is back on track, according to new Winthrop Poll.
The latest Winthrop University poll of South Carolinians shows that while the state is back on track, Gov. Nikki Haley's approval rating has only slightly improved. The poll, released Tuesday, found that South Carolinians were evenly divided on if they approved of the way in which Haley was doing her job. Of those polled, 37.3 percent of all respondents saying they approved of the governor’s performance, while 36.5 percent reacted negatively. That's up slightly from December, when Haley's rating was less than 35 percent. But of the respondents, Republicans and Independents who are registered voters and lean Republican, Haley received an approval rating of 60 percent. Haley's spokesperson Rob Godfrey said Haley is focused on her job. “Polls…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Officials expect to see more travelers on Thanksgiving than last year
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Jeff Brush
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
For the first time this year more holiday travelers are expected to be out and about for Thanksgiving than there were for any holidays in 2010, and law enforcement officials are urging motorists to use caution. An estimated 611,000 South Carolinians are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year, according to a recent report from AAA. Airplane travel is expected to increase from last year, despite high ticket prices and lower gas prices. "Thanksgiving is the most traditional family holiday with the 'turkey day' always coming on a Thursday, creating a guaranteed four-day holiday for many," said President and CEO of AAA Carolinas David E. Parsons. An estimated 550,000 travelers in the state will …