Houston County Going Hybrid

Houston County officials say something's got to be done about the high gas prices that are tearing into gas tax revenue.

County Commissioner Mark Culver says investing in hybrid cars could possibly fix the problem.

The county has also looked into using other alternative fuels. Culver says what's keeping the gas tax revenue afloat, is the sales tax.

“Fortunately, our sales taxes have continued to climb, so it offsets the decrease in gas, we're not moving ahead as fast as sales taxes would indicate because we got to make up for that decline in gas taxes,” said Culver.

The biggest gas guzzlers for the county are vehicles with the road and bridge department and Houston County sheriff's department.