June 13, 2007
Ware County - Recent rain is a blessing for the men and women battling Georgia wildfires.
Forester says the Swamp Farm Road fire received over a half an inch of rain which helped them keep the fire 98% contained.
They are now battling hot spots and believe this portion of the fire will be out very soon.
Progress was also made on the 387,000 acre Big Turn Around fire. They estimate an inch of rain helped control the blaze, now 85% contained.
The fires are progressing so well that they have shut down the Joint Information Center and will drastically cut the nearly 800 personnel battling the blaze by the end the week.
The Bainbridge Public Safety Department brought two firetrucks to the Oscar Jackson Outdoor camp for kids.
The Dougherty County School System will host a three-day orientation for teachers new to the system starting on Thursday.
Health officials are reminding parents to get their children vaccinated before the new school year.
Dougherty County Officials said that on Wednesday they had dozens of homeowners signing up for root ball help as the deadline approaches.
A new addition to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Phoebe Putney Hospital will help give newborns a more healthy start to life.