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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
obins AFB

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.

Robins Federal Credit Union Continues to Fight Child Abuse

Robins Federal Credit Union Continues to Fight Child Abuse

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently renewed its support of Rainbow House Children’s Resource Center by sponsoring Child Abuse Prevention Month events.

Rainbow House hosts a variety of events during the month of April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Events are held to increase community awareness of child abuse and provide prevention education.

Robins Federal Credit Union has supported Rainbow House and its fight against child abuse for more than a decade.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 145,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.8 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Healthy Choices Coming to Cracker Barrel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. hopes that lightening up its menu will help fatten its bottom line.

The Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain is testing several new menu items that contain fewer calories that comparable items. The goal: To attract health-conscious diners who otherwise bypass the chain famous for its traditional fare of fried chicken, sugar-cured ham, cornbread and other Southern staples.

Cracker Barrel said the new menu category, called Wholesome Fixin's, will feature breakfast meals with fewer than 500 calories and lunch/dinner meals with fewer than 600 calories. Pamela Smith, a registered dietitian, nutritional author and consultant based in Orlando, Fla., developed the menu. 

Credit Union Staff Makes and Donates Blankets to the Children’s Hospital

Credit Union Staff Makes and Donates Blankets to the Children’s Hospital

Warner Robins, GA — Each year Robins Federal staff come together to complete a community project in conjunction with their Annual Employee Recognition Night event. This year, Robins Federal partnered with The Children’s Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia to make blankets for children being treated at the hospital.  

Robins Federal staff prepared over 150 fleece-tie blankets for the patients. Staff who delivered the blankets were allowed to take blankets into patient rooms where the kids picked out their blanket.

John Rhea, President/CEO for Robins Federal said “I’m very proud of the effort our staff put into this project. The work that The Children’s Hospital does for our community is outstanding. We are proud to partner with them and be able to do something special for the children that are being treated there.”

Houston County Restaurant Ratings

Houston County Restaurant Ratings

See how restaurants in your area rate with the Georgia Department of Health since January 25.

Addresses are listed to specify when a restaurant has more than one location.

Houston Hospital Expanding Heart Unit

Matters of the heart take center stage on Valentine's Day.

For this story, we're not talking about the one's you give your sweetheart; rather the ones that give life.

Caring for your heart could become more convenient in Warner Robins with an addition to the Houston Heart Institute.

Doctors working on a patient in Houston Healthcare's Cardiac Catheter lab may have only minutes to save a life.

People come to the lab in the midst of a heart attack, says Nurse Manager Ray Jones.

Jones said, "We can open that artery, and the goal is to do it as quickly as possible."

He calls time critical saying, "After 90 minutes, irreversable damage to the heart muscle can occur."

In the past, patients traveled to Macon for the procedure. Now, it's offered in Warner Robins, but space is limited with one lab and six recovery rooms.

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