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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
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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.
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  • 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.
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Senator Staton's Take on Senate's Crossover Day

Senator Staton's Take on Senate's Crossover Day

 

The Georgia General Assembly reached a significant milestone in the 2013 Legislative Session—Crossover Day. Day 30, also known as Crossover Day, marks the point at which legislation must pass either the House or the Senate in order to be eligible to pass into law this session.

During Crossover Day, members of both chambers are in session from 10am until well into the evening hours as we consider every piece of legislation that’s been placed on the calendar. On Crossover Day, the Senate took action on 29 bills and passed them to the House for further consideration. In total, the Senate passed 54 bills this week.

This week, the Senate passed numerous bills. I’ve outlined some of the most important ones below, but a full list of passed legislation is available online. For more information regarding a specific piece of legislation, visit the Georgia General Assembly website at http://www.legis.ga.gov/.

High Profile Bills Pass on 'Crossover Day' in Ga Legislature

Georgia lawmakers closed "Crossover Day" with the passage of several high profile bills Thursday.

Senate voted to ban Georgia law enforcement agencies from setting minimum waiting periods before they act on a reported missing persons case. That's Senate Bill 13. It will now go to the house.

Lawmakers in the House approved a plan to lower grade requirements for those seeking HOPE grants to attend the state's technical colleges. They voted 169 to 1 to send it to the Senate. 

The bill would return the qualifying grade point average to 2.0.

Reps. Bishop and Scott React to State of the Union

Two Congressmen who represent Central Georgia responded Tuesday night to the President's State of the Union Address with fundamentally different views on how effective the Commander in Chief was.

Republican U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, District 8, said he was disappointed in what he called a lack of specifics.

"We didn't get to hear more about his specific plans to undo the sequester that he signed," Congressman Scott said. "That is going to have such a devastating effect on our military," he added, referring to the string of cuts that would hit the Pentagon's budget March 1, if Congress doesn't intervene.

He also felt President Obama missed an opportunity to heal wounds from the weeks-long fiscal cliff standoff.

Monroe Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Monroe Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Sixty-eight percent of Monroe County voted for Mitt Romney in the presidential race.

Thirty-one percent of the Monroe County vote went to Barack Obama.

That was 8,352 votes for Romney, and 3,779 votes for Obama. 

One percent, 128 votes, of Laurens Countian voters selected the third party candidate Gary Johnson on their ballots.

Nationwide, Mitt Romney had 2,054,373 votes, but 206 electoral votes. Obama won the reelection wtih 303 electoral votes.

See full election results on 13WMAZ.com

Monroe County Election Results

Monroe County Election Results

Monroe County Election Results: 

Chairman Board of Commissioners: Mike Bilderback has 52 percent of the vote with 99 percent of the vote.
Commission District 1: Incumbent Larry Evans has 57 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Sunday Package Sales Monroe County: 63 percent Yes, 99 percent of precincts reporting.

 

Rev. Lowery: White People Going to Hell Remark Was Joke

Jeff Hullinger, WXIA

ATLANTA -- In an effort to get out the vote in Georgia for President Obama, Ambassador Andrew Young and Reverend Joseph Lowery have been speaking inside local churches. One such event occurred last weekend in Forsyth.

Wednesday afternoon the Monroe County Reporter went to press with a front page, bottom fold headline that has gotten some attention.

"Civil Rights Icons Pump Obama at Forsyth Church."

"Rev Lowery: Don't think white people are going to heaven."

Is that true?

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