October 30, 2007
Albany -- An early morning fire forces two people to evacuate their apartments in central Albany today.
The fire started just before 5:00 AM at 704 West Highland Avenue. The Albany Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly after.
Firefighters say the small fire started inside a room of an apartment that belonged to a disabled man.
A neighbor who lives in the second apartment, next door to where the fire started, said the elderly man had just moved into his new home on Friday.
The man was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but there were no other injuries.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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.