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Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

Treat Yourself and the Children's Miracle Network

When you treat yourself to a Dairy Queen blizzard this Thursday, you're also treating the Children's Miracle Network.

Thursday marks Miracle Treat Day, a day where at least a dollar from every blizzard will go to Children's Miracle Network, according to a release.

Last year nationwide and in Canada, the fundraiser brought almost $5 million to Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

The Children's Hospital of the Medical Center of Central Georgia is a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: School Supplies

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: School Supplies

Tuesday Tip: Take an inventory of your school supplies BEFORE you go shopping so you don't buy notebook paper when you already have 10 packs at home!

 

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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Tri-County Area Jobless Rates Above Georgia Average

Tri-County Area Jobless Rates Above Georgia Average

Bleckley County's jobless rate was 15.1 percent in February compared to Pulaski County's 9.6 percent and Dodge's 11.1 percent. Georgia's was 8.6 percent and metro Macon's was 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.

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.

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.

Share Your Big Game Recipes

Share Your Big Game Recipes

As you ready the couch cushions, the grocery store lists and the TV remotes, we'd like to hear what kind of food you're planning to make Sunday.

Share your favorite big game recipes with us and we might feature them on 13WMAZ.com

Email recipes and links to recipes to eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com