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Girl Scout Alumnae Reunion in Central Georgia

Girl Scout Alumnae Reunion in Central Georgia

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will hold a reunion on May 4 from 1-6 pm at Camp Martha Johnson in Lizella.  Alumnae will enjoy revisiting camp, renewing friendships, and helping to create a digital archive, according to a news release. 

The event is free. Donations for camp upkeep will be accepted. 

For more information, call Kathy Cranford at 478-747-3170.

Mike Wallis Named As Vice President of Technology and Communications at Flint Energies

Mike Wallis Named As Vice President of Technology and Communications at Flint Energies

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/PERRY/UPATOI – Effective May 1, Mike Wallis will take on new duties as the Vice-President of Technology & Communications at Flint Energies. Wallis has 35 years of experience in electronics and communications technology, 24 of them at Flint Energies.

Wallis will become the 5th member of the Executive Team, reporting directly to CEO Bob Ray. Flint evaluated applications from eight candidates and conducted interviews with four finalists.

“Wallis has experience in technology-focused leadership in cooperative-altering projects, forums for strategic thinking, and raising day-to-day service standards for members and employees,” said Ray. “Mike is well prepared with professional talent and a Flint perspective to lead this critical endeavor for Flint’s current and future service to members.”

Houston County Jobless Rates Below Georgia Average

Houston County Jobless Rates Below Georgia Average

Houston County's jobless rate was 7.2 percent in February compared to Georgia's 8.6 percent and metro Macon's nine percent.

The Georgia Department of Labor says  February unemployment declined to nine percent in metro Macon.

According to a release, that's down from February 2012, when unemployment for metro Macon was 10 percent.

Georgia's February unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

From January to February, metro Macon gained 500 jobs and fewer people were laid off.

RELATED | Macon's Unemployment Up in January 2013

Most jobs were added in the professional, business, education, health care, trade, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality industries as well as in in local government.

Metro Macon includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties.

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
obins AFB

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.

Senator Tolleson's Capitol Update

Senator Tolleson's Capitol Update

 

As we write this, the halls of the State Capitol are filled with the smell of peanut butter as today is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, one of the most anticipated days under the Gold Dome!  PB+J Day brings a smile to the faces of legislators, staff and lobbyists throughout the building.  Our thanks to the Georgia Agribusiness Council and Georgia Peanut Commission for their sponsorship of this great event.  If you have never had a “fried PB+J”, you must treat yourself- you will be glad you did! 

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.
 

Get Organized: Make a List

Get Organized: Make a List

Every since I was a little girl I have been in love with writing lists. My mother and grandmother were great list makers with columns of words sprinkled around the piece of paper. Today I still love a handwritten list as my ever present notebook of list proves.

However, my list writing days may be soon be over. Now there is a great online resource for printable lists of every kind imaginable - ListPlanIt.com. The categories of lists available on ListPlanIt.com range from family matters to financial planning to time management to fun.