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Monroe Co. Schools Purchase Seven New Buses

Monroe Co. Schools Purchase Seven New Buses

Monroe County schools bought $586,363 worth of buses at the school board's June 11 meeting.

The board approved the purchase of five 72-passenger buses and two 54-passenger special education lift buses, two large and one small Bluebird bus from Yancey and three large and one small Freightliner bus from ThomasBuilt.

Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Monroe County's minority population has reached 27.6 percent, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled Tonight

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled Tonight

Mosquito spraying has been scheduled over Riverview, Hickory Ridge and Arkwright Road, Wimbish Woods, Lokchapee and Stratford Oaks.

That's scheduled for 7-11 Tuesday evening.

 

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Some mixed news for allergy sufferers:

While the tree pollen count is still high at 1420, that's down from last Wednesday's 3,600 count, according to Dr. Plaxico's Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Macon.

Weeds and grass pollen count is now in the moderate range. That count is up from last week when the weed pollen was absent and the grass count was observed as low.

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.

Monroe, Jones Counties Partner to Purchase Two Rescue Boats, Truck

Monroe, Jones Counties Partner to Purchase Two Rescue Boats, Truck

Monroe County and Jones County Emergency Management Agencies teamed up to write a grant that landed them two rescue boats and a truck.

RELATED | Jones County Puts Together Swift Water Rescue Team

The purchases were announced on Monroe County EMA's Facebook page. 

The post also noted the two EMAs partner to create a team of firefighters who will be trained to handle water rescues. 

Read the full post:

Eggs & Issues to Give Glimpse into County's Plans

Eggs & Issues to Give Glimpse into County's Plans

 

The February 6th Eggs and Issues will focus the Monroe County and is sponsored by Oglethorpe Power. Starting at 7:30a.m., the breakfast will give you an opportunity to hear what is in store for Monroe County this upcoming year.