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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.

Reception for Teachers of Exceptional Children, Prom

Reception for Teachers of Exceptional Children, Prom

 

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Houston County Board of Education is celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week this week.  This nationwide observation serves to educate the public about the needs and capabilities of exceptional children and the programs that support them. 

Two major activities are planned during Exceptional Children’s Week to communicate about special education and the accomplishments of children with exceptionalities.  A reception for teachers will be on March 7 and a prom will be held March 8.

Middle Georgia Demolay selects new officers

Middle Georgia Demolay selects new officers

The Middle Georgia chapter of DeMolay recently held their officer installation service at the Tyrian Lodge 111 in Warner Robins.

DeMolay, which derives its name from Jacques DeMolay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar,  is a Masonic-sponsored youth organization for boys ages 12-21.  Started over 80 years ago, it is the largest youth fraternity in the world. 

The newly installed officers for the Middle Georgia chapter are  Master Councilor -  Scotty Kent; Senior Councilor  - Austin Roberts; Junior Councilor  - Alex Burgos; Senior Deacon  - Matt Whittington;  Junior Deacon  - Gabe Burgos; Senior Steward  - Kalen Thomas;   Junior Steward – Chris Ellixson; Chaplain  - Hiroki Harris; Marshal  - Tristan Bryan; and Standard Bearer  -Aaron Podskoc.

Drive-Through Girl Scout Cookie Booth Saturday

Drive-Through Girl Scout Cookie Booth Saturday

Talk about convenience. 

This Saturday, you can head over to Lake Joy Elementary School for a Drive-Through Girl Scout Cookie Booth.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 60008, Brownies troop 60016, Juniors troop 60047 and 60054 Cadettes and Seniors will (wo)man the booth from 10-2 Saturday, March 2. They'll sell Girl Scout cookies and collect donations for service projects such as sending cookies to deployed airmen from Robins AFB.

 

Sequester Would End Flyovers at Sports Events

Sequester Would End Flyovers at Sports Events

 

Gary Mihoces
USA Today

We’ve oohed and aahed at the vroom of military jets flying over sporting events. That will be silenced if the federal budget cuts of sequestration are fully implemented.

Sequestration: Installation Commander's Letter

Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale Returns to Fairgrounds

Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale Returns to Fairgrounds

The Tykes, Tots and Teens Consignment Sale returns to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter next weekend. The sale takes place inside Heritage Hall.

The sale opens from February 22-24.

There will be items fro infants, kids, teens and expecting mothers. You'll find items like clothes, toys, books, strollers, high chairs, pack 'n' plays, bouncy seats, youth furniture and more.

The hours are:
Friday, Feb. 22: 9-8
Saturday, Feb. 23: 9-8
Sunday, Feb. 24: 9-6 (closed 1-2 p.m. for Dollar Dash preparations)

Sunday is 50 percent off day from 2-6 p.m.: any tag with a star or marked discount yes will be half price.

Dollar Dash: Sunday 2pm – 6pm, any tag with a large bold "D" or "Donate Yes" marked donate will be $1.