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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.

Baldwin County 5K Run to Benefit Relay for Life

Baldwin County 5K Run to Benefit Relay for Life

A 5K and fun run is set to raise funds for Relay for Life at Baldwin County High School Saturday.

The one-mile fun run will begin at 9 am, with the 5k following. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life Baldwin County.

Senator Jones Honors Baldwin County Fire Department

Senator Jones Honors Baldwin County Fire Department

 

Senator Burt Jones welcomed members of the Baldwin County Fire Department to celebrate Firefighters Day at the Capitol last week. 

“It was my privilege to meet with the Baldwin Firefighters to thank them for their service to District 25,” said Sen. Jones.  “The courage they display when rushing to the scene while everyone is fleeing is not only commendable but highly admirable.  I am thankful for these men and women who exemplify a great commitment to the public safety of all Georgians.”

Sen. Jones was joined by (from left to right) Battalion Chief Tony Waller, Chief Troy Reynolds, Sen. Jones, Deputy Chief of Administration Steve Somers, Battalion Chief Richard Gordon, Firefighter Billy Benzur, Captain Lewis  Osborne, Firefighter Hank Griffith, Battalion Chief Young and in the lower front, Deputy Chief Gilbert French.

Baldwin County Commissioners Set to Meet Tuesday

Baldwin County Commissioners Set to Meet Tuesday

The next Baldwin County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting is set for Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m.

That's in the Commission Chambers in Suite 319.

Agenda:

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes
    --Minutes of January 23, 2013 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting
    --Minutes of January 31, 2013 Work Session
  • Administrative/Fical Matters
    1. Bids for 2 million gallon ground storage tank/pump station on Hopewell Church Road--Engineer Tim Ingram
    2. Task order for airport runway project-- County Manager/Doug Hawkins
    3. Rural fire defense cooperative lease agreement and memorandum of understanding-- County Manager
    4. Survey request by Bobbie Herring Property on Crawford Rd.--County Manager
  • Adjournment
  • Public Comment Period for Non-Agenda items
    Adjournment

 

Andalusia Farm to Host February Lectures

Andalusia Farm to Host February Lectures

Andalusia farm, the Milledgeville farmhouse where Flannery O'Connor lived and wrote, hosts February lectures on Sundays from 3-5 p.m.

Bruce Gentry kicks off the lecture series with a lecture entitled "The Influence of Carson McCullers and Erskine Caldwell on Flannery O'Connor." Gentry is the editor of the Flannery O'Connor Review at Georgia College and Chair of the Foundation's Scholars Council, according to the Andalusia website.

That's on Sunday, February 3, from 3-5 p.m.

The February Lecture Series is listed on Trailfest 2013 as part of the Southern Literary Trail.

View the full lecture series schedule at Andalusia.

View the Southern Literary Trail website.

Baldwin County Jobless Rate Released

Baldwin County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Baldwin County in December 2012 was 12 percent.

Baldwin was one of 67 Georgia counties that had a jobless rate of 10 percent or greater.

The jobless rate in December 2012 was also up for metro Macon.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

Congressman Broun Opens Door to Hear Constituents

Congressman Broun Opens Door to Hear Constituents

Congressman Broun has planned Constituent Service Days in thirteen counties.

Field representatives will be at each meeting to answer questions.

See when the meeting will be held in your area:

  • Tuesday, January 22:

Hancock County Courthouse, Roosevelt Warren Room
12630 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Friday, January 25

​Powell Building @ Central State Hospital
620 Broad Street, Suite 401-C
Milledgeville, GA 31062
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm