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Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Simplify your social media! How do you decide who to follow on Facebook or Twitter?

Before you follow or accept that friend request, check out the posts that the business/person/group has made. Are they informative, helpful, or entertaining? If not, don't follow them or go back and unfollow them. Their posts will just be visual clutter on your newsfeed or Twitter feed.

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Farmers Market to Feature Live Entertainment

Farmers Market to Feature Live Entertainment

 

Live entertainment and market incentives were just a couple of things the Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market Committee wanted to provide during the 2013 Farmers’ Market season. During each month the committee had planned to have at least one activity for market goers and vendors to enjoy while at the market.

The market opened April 2nd with 10 vendors and more than 400 people visiting the market. Live entertainment was provided by the Blue Grass Strangers to kick things off for the grand opening. Since opening day, the market had the band Analog Reunion preform as the April entertainment.  It is the middle of May so it is now time to bring back more entertainment for the vendors and customers to enjoy.

Good Life Organizing: Visual Clutter and Shopping

Good Life Organizing: Visual Clutter and Shopping

Recently I took my daughter to one of our favorite department stores for a little summer clothes shopping. While she browsed in the juniors department, I made my way to the ladies section. What I saw stopped me in my tracks - shelf after shelf of clothes strewn about and in a big jumbled mess. Not a pretty sight. It was worse than I have seen after a Black Friday sale.

Farmers Market Opens Saturday

Farmers Market Opens Saturday

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

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.

Share Your Big Game Recipes

Share Your Big Game Recipes

As you ready the couch cushions, the grocery store lists and the TV remotes, we'd like to hear what kind of food you're planning to make Sunday.

Share your favorite big game recipes with us and we might feature them on 13WMAZ.com

Email recipes and links to recipes to eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com

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.