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Spaces Still Available For Bleckley 4-H Kids In The Kitchen

Spaces Still Available For Bleckley 4-H Kids In The Kitchen

A few spaces remain for the Bleckley 4-H Kids In The Kitchen cooking classes July 9-10. 

Classes will be held at Bleckley County High School from 9:30 a.m.-noon. 

Cost is $25 and is for students who've completed Kindegarten through fifth grade. 

Call Anne Pettis at 478-934-3220 or 478-697-4245.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Simplify your social media! How do you decide who to follow on Facebook or Twitter?

Before you follow or accept that friend request, check out the posts that the business/person/group has made. Are they informative, helpful, or entertaining? If not, don't follow them or go back and unfollow them. Their posts will just be visual clutter on your newsfeed or Twitter feed.

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Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Some mixed news for allergy sufferers:

While the tree pollen count is still high at 1420, that's down from last Wednesday's 3,600 count, according to Dr. Plaxico's Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Macon.

Weeds and grass pollen count is now in the moderate range. That count is up from last week when the weed pollen was absent and the grass count was observed as low.

BCHS Ag Classes Plant Sale Starts Today

BCHS Ag Classes Plant Sale Starts Today

The Bleckley County High School Agriculture Classes Plant Sale starts today inside the greenhouse behind the gym near the tennis courts.  After today, their announced dates open are: April 3-5, 9-10, 12, 22-24, and 29-30.  .  Hours open are approximately 8 am-4:30 pm.  Those needing to come on a different date should call BCHS at 478-934-6258 to make an appointment.  To download a list of plants available and prices, click here.

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.

Eastman Honored for 22 Years of Continued Support of Tree City USA

Eastman Honored for 22 Years of Continued Support of Tree City USA

Eastman received a prestigious award Friday during the annual Arbor Day Celebration.  Scott Evans, Ranger with the Forestry Commission, presented a new flag to Mrs. Bea Edge, Eastman City Manager in honor of the 22 years Eastman has been a Tree City USA with the National Arbor Day Foundation. 

“It is a great honor to present this flag to the City of Eastman”, stated Evans. “Eastman has the longest record of this award for the counties I serve ranging from the coast, to the South Carolina border.”

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, an Arbor Day observance.