Gas prices rise slightly, expected to stabilize

By Larry Hartstein
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The average price of regular gas in metro Atlanta rose 2 cents to $3.03 in the past week, mirroring the national trend.

And the price is up 10 cents over the past month.

But an expert predicts prices will stay “fairly stable” this week.

“While investors flirted with oil prices above $95 a barrel, they have been unable to sustain a price higher than $92 during the month of January,” AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady said. “This is not too surprising since demand typically slows this time of year as consumers travel less. Retail gas prices showed minor increases last week of no more than 2 cents a gallon and are expected to remain fairly stable again this week.”

The U.S. average of $3.11 is the highest since the financial meltdown of October 2008, according to the Lundberg Survey of American gas stations.

Survey publisher Trilby Lundberg told CNN that with plenty of refined fuel on hand now, “gasoline won’t be jumping up further on its own.

“Right now, it seems reasonable to expect only small changes in crude and gasoline prices,” she said.

In comparison, the average price in Atlanta is higher than Houston ($2.92) and Phoenix ($2.98) but lower than Boston ($3.18) and Cleveland ($3.12).


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Update and Thank You for the MS Challenge Walk "Funny Fundraiser"


As you know, this past Saturday we hosted a night of fun and laughter in honor of the 2011 MS Walk Challenge.  We are so proud to announce that $2,400 was raised for team No Hill For A Climber.  160 people came out to enjoy the show, drinks and Hors D’ouvres.  We would like to thank each and every person who attended this event for making it such a huge success.  Also thanks to Slap Sticks Productions and our comedians David Kaye, Al Ernest and Jeff Fearon.  Thanks for your support!

Its not too late to donate for the 2011 Carolinas Challenge Walk MS.  3 days. 50 miles.  Historic Charleston to the Isle of Palms.

Click HERE to donate to No Hill For A Climber


MS Challenge Walk "Funny Fundraiser"

Join us on Saturday, January 22, 2011 for a night of fun and laughter to raise money for the 2011 MS Challenge Walk.  We will be hosting a comedy show featuring David Kaye from Comedy Central, along with Al Ernest and Jeff Fearon.

Proceeds benefit “No Hill For A Climber” MS Challenge Walk Team

$20 donation includes Hors D’ouvres and soft drinks

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Doors open at 6:00om  ♦ Showtime 7:00pm

830 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta, GA 30060

Plus 50/50 raffles and Chinese auctions!

For Tickets call Tonya Gilbert: 678.920.9621 or

Christen Bennett 770.855.8828

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Martin Luther King Jr.

On the third Monday of January, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Check out this article that was featured today on highlighting MLK.