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Andalusia Blog: Flannery's Super Bowl Pick

Andalusia Blog: Flannery's Super Bowl Pick

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again.  Time for Flannery O’Connor’s Super Bowl pick. 

As in the past, the factors she considers in determining this year's winner have little to do with what actually happens on the field. 

In Sunday's contest the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos.  

Just looking at the teams’ mascots, Flannery is tempted to go with the Seahawks. 

A seahawk is, after all, a bird and we know how Flannery adores her feathered friends.  But she is also drawn to the Broncos.  The horse mascot no doubt recalls summers on Uncle Bernard’s farm (then known as Sorrel Farm) riding horseback with her cousins. ... Read More

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides Galore

The time is near for picking out pumpkins and decorating for autumn!

Where to Go for Pumpkin Patches:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October. Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Open October 12-November 23
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. 
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Crooked Pines in Eatonton: Pumpkin Festival October 5, 6

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.

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.

Oconee River Greenway Meeting Set for Tuesday

Oconee River Greenway Meeting Set for Tuesday

The Oconee River Greenway Authority will have a regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the president's conference room on Georgia Military College's campus.

The public is welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, concerns, call Dr. Heather Langston: 478.387.4961 or hlangston@gmc.cc.ga.us.

Milledgeville Named Runnerup for 'South's Most Creative Small Towns'

Milledgeville Named Runnerup for 'South's Most Creative Small Towns'

The magazine Garden & Gun highlighted 'The South's Most Creative Small Towns.'

Earning the Runnerup spot, Milledgeville received a nod for Flannery O'Connor's life there, "forever assur[ing] its place on the Southern literary map."

The magazine mentions Andalusia and how it's still open to the public and Georgia College's literary journal, Art & Letters.

Garden & Gun named Hillsborough, North Carolina as the Best Literary Town for having "more critically acclaimed authors per capita than any zip code in the region."