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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.

Central Georgians Jump on "Harlem Shake" Train

Georgia College students jumped on the Youtube viral sensation with their own "Harlem Shake."

First Presbyterian in Macon does the "Harlem Shake" on Valentine's Day.

 

by Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY STORY

Dance craze has roots in the '80s More than 4,000 'Harlem Shake' videos a day are posted on YouTube.

The song that spurred the craze is No. 10 on iTunes Gangnam Style is so last year: 2013's new dance craze is the Harlem Shake.

Author Visits Gray Bookstore Friday

Author Visits Gray Bookstore Friday

Author of "Total Home Makeover," Renee Metzler, makes her way to Gray Friday for a book signing at Kema's Hobby.

Metzler is a freelance author living in Pennsylvania where she now "blogs at Renee-joyjourney.com where she coaches women to know God intimately, manage life and home and drink more coffee," according to her bio line.

Nominate A Music Teacher for a GRAMMY Music Educators Award

Nominate A Music Teacher for a GRAMMY Music Educators Award

The Recording Academy announced a new award Sunday on The 55th GRAMMYs Award Show.

Students can nominate teachers for the "GRAMMY's Music Educators Award."

Fill out this form, telling the Recording Academy who it is and where to reach them.

Click here If you're a music teacher reading this and want to nominate yourself.

If you're a school administrator nominating a music educator, use this form.

The deadline is April 15, 2013. The form says that the teacher will then have to fill out an application after your nomination. Be sure to give teachers plenty of time before the April 15 deadline.

Pageant Applications Due March First

Pageant Applications Due March First

The Miss Pride of Jones County Pageant, originally scheduled for February 23, has been rescheduled until April 20 and takes place in the Jones County High gymnasium.

The deadline to register for the pageant is March 1, 2013 and costs $50 to enter.

To register, click and print this registration packet.

Film Festival Deadline About a Month Away

Film Festival Deadline About a Month Away

Anyone working on a film submission has about a month left before the JOCO Film Festival submission deadline.

The JOCO Film Festival deadline is March 8.

Click for registration forms and copyright information.

Activities Canceled at New Damascus Baptist Church

Activities Canceled at New Damascus Baptist Church

 

Thursday activities at New Damascus Baptist Church in Gray have been canceled.

That's according to a release.