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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.
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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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Dogwood Festival Features New Attractions

Dogwood Festival Features New Attractions

The countdown is on: the Perry Dogwood Festival returns and celebrates 25 years in Perry this year.

This year, the festival features a hot air balloon ride and a DockDogs Competition.

Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale This Weekend

Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale This Weekend

The 9th Annual Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale is scheduled for March 8 and 9th along Hwy. 341.

Dodge County’s official site is located at the Municipal Center in Chauncey, GA.

According to the website, the Peaches to the Beaches Annual Yard Sale now covers over 200 miles from Barnesville and Culloden to Brunswick and the Golden Isles in Georgia.

Perry High Students Win Art Awards

Perry High Students Win Art Awards

 

Six Perry High School students won three Gold Keys and six Honorable Mentions for art entered into the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing competition (SAWC).  The students and their art teacher, Catherine Heller, will attend an awards banquet on Mar. 23, 2013, at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta.

Congratulations to the following students:

·         two Gold Keys - Steven Le, for his drawings titled “Bike” and “Skeleton”

·         Gold Key - Hayley Stepp-Gold for her mixed media titled “Circular Motion”

·         Honorable Mention – Steven Le (two awards), Sarah Whiddon, Autumn Wilson, Courtney Stepp and Lanisha Wilson. 

Pictured with their art are:  (from left) Sarah, Steven, Hayley, Autumn, Courtney and Lanisha.  Steven’s additional winning works are shown in the background.

Teacher Recruitment Fair Slated for Saturday

Teacher Recruitment Fair Slated for Saturday

 

The Houston County School System will host its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on March 2, 2013, at Veterans High School.  Teachers interested in employment with the system are invited to attend the job fair from 9:00 a.m. until noon

Candidates will register in the auditorium lobby by submitting a résumé.  Representatives from 38 schools will conduct screening interviews.

Veterans High is located at 340 Piney Grove Road in Kathleen, Ga.  For more information, contact Human Resources at 478-988-6244 or visit the HCBOE Web site, www.hcbe.net

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.
 

Georgia National Rodeo Starts in Perry Thursday

Georgia National Rodeo Starts in Perry Thursday

The Georgia National Rodeo returns to the Perry National Fairgrounds and Agricenter Thursday through Saturday.

Watch Georgians compete in bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping.

Cowboys and cowgirls will hail from Aragon, Waycross, Greenville, Folkston, Norman Park, Tifton, Summerville, Claxton, Fort Valley, Lafayette, Dalton, Rome, Resaca, Ranger, Boston, and Lawrenceville.

You can purchase tickets online, at the box office or by calling 478-987-3247.