Gas prices decline to under $3 in midstate

People hoping to get away over the Fourth of July weekend may find it a little easier on their wallets this year.

Several gas stations in Middle Georgia are boasting prices lower than $3 per gallon.

Prices north and south run higher, but Macon, Perry, Warner Robins and Byron all have gas stations selling gas at $2.99 or lower, according to www.gasbuddy.com.

Jennifer Brady, spokeswoman for AAA Auto Club South, said as of Friday morning the average gas price in Macon was $3.11 per gallon.

This number is 4 cents lower than it was a week ago, she said, and 19 cents lower than it was a month ago.

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