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Supreme Court rejects big landowners' appeal

Supreme Court rejects big landowners' appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request by some of Monroe County's biggest landowners that they not have to pay a $206 appeal fee for every parcel they're appealing from the 2008 assessments.

Area unemployment rates fall

Area unemployment rates fall

Central Georgia's unemployment rate continues to dip, falling from 7.8 to 7.7 percent from December to January.

The rate has declined mostly because the amount of new layoffs decreased by 41 percent, according to a release.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.

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.

Eggs & Issues Focuses on Housing

Eggs & Issues Focuses on Housing

November's Eggs & Issues, slated for Wednesday, November 9, focuses on housing and the real estate market in Forsyth.

Register by today, Monday at 4 p.m.

 

Forestry Association Plans Landowner Meeting

 

The Georgia Forestry Association would like to invite you to its Forsyth Regional Forest Landowner Meeting, which will be held at the newly constructed Monroe County Clubhouse on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 PM. 

That's according to a Georgia Forestry Assocation news release.

This meeting will provide a valuable educational opportunity, help you stay current with news in the Forestry community, and offer food and fellowship with your friends in forestry.

Monroe Co. Receives Work Ready Certification

Melvin Everson, Executive Director of the Governor‚Äôs Office of Workforce Development will be in Forsyth, Georgia (Monroe County) on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 3 p.m. to present the Leaders of Monroe County with their  Georgia Work Ready Certification. The presentation will take place at the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center located at 68 North Lee Street, Forsyth, Georgia  31029.

That's according to a Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce news release.

When Georgians think of Monroe County, they usually think of Fried Green Tomatoes and the infamous Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette. However, the county is home to several businesses and government agencies.

Spring Clean Yard Sale

TG Scott will hold a Spring Clean Yard Sale on March 5 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Anyone who would like to sell their stuff is invited to set up a booth. The booth fee is $20.00 and sellers keep all profits.

Contact Ginger Baldwin at 478-994-3495 or email ginger.baldwin@monroe.k12.ga.us for more information.