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How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
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These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Exercise 
    Photography 
    Scrapbooking 
    Hunting 
    Fishing 
    Couponing 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion

 

  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.

Senator Jones: Report from the State Capitol

Senator Jones: Report from the State Capitol

 

February is coming to a close and the General Assembly has officially reached the halfway mark of the 2013 Legislative Session.  The Senate remains busy passing legislation, meeting with constituents and working on a fiscally responsible balanced budget.

Two Local Zaxby's Locations Had Data Security Breach

A Warner Robins and Milledgeville Zaxby's have been affected by a data security breach.

Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. announced Monday that the company pinpointed certain restaurant locations that have suspicious files on their systems, according to a news release.

Possibly affected locations include the Zaxby's on Warren Street in Warner Robins and the one on Columbia Street in Milledgeville.

They say this may have led to unauthorized access to credit and debit card information, and that they have notified law enforcement authorities. Zaxby's has not specified dates during which the breach may have happened.

The company has not yet been able to tell whether information left the system, however. Zaxby's has since started adding additional security measures to prevent future breaches.

Racial Slur Written on Baldwin Co. Street Sign

A "children at play" sign off of Meriweather Road in Baldwin County had the word "children" blacked out and it was replaced with the n-word. 

Emily Davis, a Baldwin County Commissioner, said that she received a phone call from someone in the neighborhood about the sign. 

She said she saw the sign hanging on the post herself early Saturday afternoon and was taken aback. 

"I'm like you must be kidding not, we've had racial problems, we've had a history of racial problems here in Baldwin County, and racial issues are not dead anywhere, it's just that I hope they are not trying to raise their head again," said Davis. 

She called Baldwin County Sheriff's office who removed the sign within a hour or two. 

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said they are investigating the incident, and have not found the person or persons responsible yet. 

Baldwin Sheriff's Office Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

Officials in Baldwin County are looking for a man who they say robbed a store at gunpoint Monday night.

According to a release on the Baldwin Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a man robbed Jet Food Store at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Monday. 

Deputies are looking for Curtis Mack Anderson, who is described as standing 5'9" and weighing 158 pounds. Authorities say he may be armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

They say the 47-year-old was last seen wearing a tan hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes, and heading north on Irwinton Rd.

Anderson has tattoos on both shoulders, right forearm and left bicep.

To make an anonymous tip about the case, call 478-445-5102.

Two Dead Identified in Baldwin Co. Murder-Suicide

Baldwin County officials have identified the two people who died in a murder-suicide.

Coronor John Gonzales says they are 22-year-old Jalisa Scott and 21-year-old Travis Anderson, the reported shooter.

Sheriff William Massee said it happened at the Georgetown Village Apartments, off Highway 49 and near Baldwin County High School. That's Scott's home.

The bodies were found Monday morning.

Massee called it a case of domestic violence.

A family member told 13WMAZ's Katelyn Heck that the couple had been dating for about a year and had a 5-month-old boy, but declined further comment.

Gonzales says Scott died at the Oconee Regional Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and Anderson died at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Sparta Police Officer Faces Dogfighting Charges

A Sparta police officer and another man face charges of dogfighting and cruelty to animals.

That's according to Special Agent-in-Charge Tom Davis with the GBI's Milledgeville office.

He says 33-year-old Travis T. Edwards was arrested Monday after investigators searched his Hancock County home.

Davis says the GBI started its investigation last Thursday at the request of District Attorney Fred Bright.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation, according to Davis.

A second man, 42-year-old Reginald Shivers of Baldwin County, was also arrested and faces the same charges.

Davis says investigators seized four adult pitbulls and five puppies from Edwards' home.

He says they don't plan to make any other arrests in the case.