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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.

Farmers Market Opens Saturday

Farmers Market Opens Saturday

The market is now open weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.

Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market

Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market

 

Milledgeville Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority and the Farmers’ Market Committee will be having entertainment at least once a month this season. Join us Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00 to 7:00pm to buy from local vendors with local grown and handmade items also enjoy tunes from the band Analog Reunion. The committee is dedicated to improving the market and making it more enjoyable for customers and vendors alike.

Analog Reunion is a Middle GA based band with influences ranging from Rock to R&B. The band performs cover songs such as classic songs from The Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles. The band also writes originals showing off their artistic side. Analog Reunion offers the area something unique and different as the music appeals to all ages.

Urgent Care Opening in Milledgeville

Urgent Care Opening in Milledgeville

A new urgent care opens in Milledgeville in April.

Hillcrest Urgent Care has a ribbon cutting on April 3 at 11:30 a.m. according to a release.

They're located at 1909 North Columbia Street in Milledgeville.

The urgent care facility has on site: full service x-ray, eight exam rooms, an observation room to administer IV fluids and medication, and will be equipped with the ability to conduct an EKG and Holter monitor.

They manage common conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, head aches, coughs and colds, flu, lacerations, simple fractures, minor burns, pregnancy test and drug screens. 

They have their grand opening and begin accepting patients on April 8.

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.

Red Cross Struggling in Rural Counties

They're often the first people to respond when disaster strikes, providing food, shelter, and aid to victims and first responders.

But in Middle Georgia, American Red Cross leaders say they're desperate for help.

In fact, Peggy Bentz, who works at the Dublin branch says thirteen of their counties - Baldwin, Bleckley, Hancock, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Taylor, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, and Wilkinson have zero volunteers.

Even Bibb County only has two, as does Crawford. Wilcox, Pulaski, Dodge, Wilcox, Jasper, and Johnson each only have one.

That means when fires or other disasters happen in those counties, instead having someone that can quickly get to the scene, they have to rely on the volunteers from Laurens County, which depending on the location, could take hours.

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.