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Panicked motorists have led to shortages and long lines at gas pumps.
He encourages everyone to maintain regular consumption to reduce further interruption to the fuel supply.
AAA officials say they could continue to increase until the leak is fixed.
One person was killed in a single vehicle accident on Booger Hollow Road on Saturday.
The Colonial pipeline, supplying much of the East Coast running from Texas to New Jersey, has been partially closed since September 9 when a leak was discovered in Alabama.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in July.
Motorists are saving an average of $18 for a full tank of gas as compared to two years ago.
Last week, ITT Technical Institute shut down all of its schools, and two local colleges are reaching out to students affected by the closing.
A Cedartown man was killed and another was injured in the two-vehicle wreck on Highway 27 Friday morning.
The recruitment will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15 at the GDOL's Cedartown Career Center located at 262 North Park Boulevard.
Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last weekend of summer and many will be headed to area lakes.
Gas prices increased by nine cents in Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Labor's Cedartown Career Center will help Metro Industrial Services recruit 22 forklift operators/warehousemen to work in Rockmart.
The Rome area gained 700 jobs from July of 2015 to July of this year and that pretty much mirrors a statewide trend.
Oil prices rose $3 last week, pushing retail gas prices 3 to 4 cents higher in Georgia.