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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.
  • 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.

Cochran Woman Has a 'Teethy' Collection

Cochran Woman Has a 'Teethy' Collection

One of the first things you would notice about Margaret Giammetta's house would be one of the least expected things to see – but knowing Margaret, if you do, it wouldn't be a surprise at all.


In a glass container in her den are around 7,000 teeth – shark's teeth to be exact. According to Margaret, not a one of them is more than an inch and three-quarters long. “I really would like to hunt a large Megledon shark tooth.”

For more on the story, click here.

Bed bugs in Dodge County

Bed bugs in Dodge County

Bed bugs have become an epidemic in a number of areas of the nation, and even hit homes in Dodge, Bleckley and Pulaski counties. Though the number of bed bug cases are not as large as bigger cities, there are still some out there. Glenn and Kathy Tedders and Spence Jones, of Glenn's Pest Control in Eastman, can attest to that. In the last year, the company has had to fight at least five cases of bed bug infestation in Dodge County.

One as recently as last week.

For more on the story, click here.

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

Need to add an event? Just head over to the events section and click "Add an event." You'll then add all of the information.

Other community members will be able to see your event in the calendar. 

 

 

Priority Mail Package Carries Chickens to Cochran

Priority Mail Package Carries Chickens to Cochran

They came priority mail in an extra large box with holes in the top from Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio.

And they all were OK.

They being 325 day-old Rhode Island Reds and Golden Comets.

For those not in the know – that is farmer speak for chicks – red and yellow chicks that were born last Wednesday and arrived in Cochran on Thursday.

Their destination was Sandhill Feed, owned by Jack and Edna Miller of the Roddy Community.

Stories Wanted- From the Blogger

Stories Wanted- From the Blogger

Everyone has a story - though most don't realize it. In an effort to promote positive things about middle Georgia, it is this blogger's desire to write as many stories about everyday ordinary people, as well as positive stories about people and their dogs, not just for WMAZ-13, but also in hopes, at the end of the year to compile for a book assignment  called 'Conversations with Everyday Folks' - The Georgia Stories.

If you or someone you know has an hobby or a unique collection or experienced something different - like traveled, met a celebrity, fought in a war and received an honor, is a true volunteer in the community, or if you or someone you know has a dog who's not a typical dog, please e-mail rlhg4@bellsouth.net.

Interviews can be done in person or by phone or by Skype or even Facebook chat.

Let's share the stories of middle Georgia for our friends and neighbors all over to read.