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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
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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.

Forsyth Native Joins Local Law Firm

Forsyth Native Joins Local Law Firm

Forsyth native Benjamin Vaughn joins Michael Dillon in a law firm now known as Dillon and Vaughn, P.C. Attorneys at Law.

They'll have an open house Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for Central Georgians for a meet and greet.

According to a news release, their office is located in downtown Forsyth.

Read the full release:

 

Michael A. Dillon is proud to welcome Forsyth-native Benjamin A. Vaughn into his law practice.  Together, they go into this new year as Dillon and Vaughn, P.C. Attorneys at Law. 

 

Monroe County Jobless Rate Released

Monroe County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Monroe County was 8.8 percent in December 2012.

That's compared to Georgia's unemployment rate of 8.8 percent.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

RELATED | Unemployment in Georgia Rises in December 2012

Town Hall Meeting with Staton, Dickey, Peake Set for Tuesday

Town Hall Meeting with Staton, Dickey, Peake Set for Tuesday

 

A town hall meeting takes place at the Bolingbroke Fire Department on Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. according to a Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce news release.

It's hosted by Senator Cecil Staton, Robert Dickey and Allen Peake.

"It is a "non" party meeting and is to give the residents of Bolingbroke an "update and forecast of things to come."

Job Opening in Forsyth

Job Opening in Forsyth

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Job Title:    Correction Officer

Location:    Forsyth GA A
Pay:          Depends On Experience
Education:  12 Years/GED
Job Number: GA8065577
Job requires a high school diploma/GED. Candidate must be at least 18 years of age and be a citizen of the United States.

Fried Green Tomato Festival Returns in October

Fried Green Tomato Festival Returns in October

The 13th Annual Fried Green Tomatoes Festival returns to Juliette October 27-28.

RELATED | 2011 Fried Green Tomato Festival

The whole Festival takes place on McCrackin St. from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

When you head out to the festival, you'll find the well-known fried green tomatoes, about 25 vendors, two restaurants, nine shops, a winery, arts & crafts and more.