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Earth Day Tips and Events This Week

Earth Day Tips and Events This Week

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC celebrates Earth Day with free lightbulbs and cookies!

People can pick up the goodies and information on energy conservation until 2 p.m. Monday.

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Some mixed news for allergy sufferers:

While the tree pollen count is still high at 1420, that's down from last Wednesday's 3,600 count, according to Dr. Plaxico's Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Macon.

Weeds and grass pollen count is now in the moderate range. That count is up from last week when the weed pollen was absent and the grass count was observed as low.

First Friday: "Sounds of Spring" in Milledgeville

First Friday: "Sounds of Spring" in Milledgeville

 

It’s all about the music this First Friday! Grab a bite to eat, shop, listen to live entertainment and enjoy the ‘Sounds of Spring’ this Friday April 5th from 6-9pm. 

Starting off the night will be Hott with Hairy Leggs playing from 6-7pm outside of Capital City and beginning at 7:30 Rapanui will finish up the evening. Be sure to stop by and hear a taste of what you can expect to see later in the night during ‘Sounds of the South’.

SPOTTED | SouthCreek Mud Boggin' Featured in Georgia Travel Guide

SPOTTED | SouthCreek Mud Boggin' Featured in Georgia Travel Guide

Milledgeville's SouthCreek Mud Boggin' has been featured as one of  Georgia Travel Guide's "100 Heart-Pounding Adrenaline-Pumping Georgia Adventures."

"Prepare for a day of dirty big-wheel fun," the magazine notes.

They're located at 2949 Hwy 441 in Milledgeville.

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.

3rd Annual CGTC Challenge 5K & 10.2K Road Race

3rd Annual CGTC Challenge 5K & 10.2K Road Race

The extremely popular CGTC CHALLENGE 5K & 10.2K ROAD RACE is coming back for a third year!  The race will be held on April 13, 2013 at 8 a.m. at the Milledgeville Campus.

The event, held in honor of Tim Jenkins, will be open to the public and all proceeds will benefit student scholarships at CGTC. Prizes will be awarded in all age groups plus a special award will be given to the overall CGTC winner.

This year CGTC is excited to partner with Live Healthy Baldwin. For sponsorship opportunites and registration information, please email tharper@centralgatech.edu. You can also register online at active.com.