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Census: Minority Population Growing

Census: Minority Population Growing

Jones County's minority population has reached 27.5 percent, according to Census Bureau statistics and USATODAY research.

By Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USATODAY (Click for the full, interactive map)

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Jones County Line

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled at the Bibb-Jones County Line

Mosquito spraying happens tonight in the Shirley Hills and Wood Valley areas as well as in south Bibb County.

That's from 7-11 p.m. in these areas:

 

SHIRLEY HILLS/WOOD VALLEY

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS:                

  • NORTH--the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.
  • WEST--a line from the Ocmulgee River past the Masonic Home north to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line past Upper River Rd.
  • SOUTH--I-75 north of the I-16 interchange south to I-16 to Spring St.
  • EAST--North Ave. to Gray Hwy. to the Bibb Co./Jones Co. line.

and in South Bibb County:

 

Bound by the following streets, roads, landmarks or bodies of water.

BORDERS:    

Community Shreds and Recycles Over 11 Tons of Sensitive Documents

Community Shreds and Recycles Over 11 Tons of Sensitive Documents

Warner Robins, GA — Central Georgia residents recently shred 22,500 pounds, or 11.25 tons, of documents containing sensitive material at Robins Federal Credit Union’s popular Shred Day events.

Three Shred Day events were held last week at Robins Federal Credit Union’s Watson Boulevard branch in Warner Robins, West Clinton Street branch in Gray, and Zebulon Road branch in Macon.

Shred Day is a semiannual event with a dual purpose - to protect the Middle Georgia community from identity theft and to protect the environment. Members of the community are invited to shred personal information, including financial records, receipts and prescriptions. All shredded documents are then recycled.

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC Celebrates Earth Day

Tri-County EMC celebrates Earth Day with free lightbulbs and cookies!

People can pick up the goodies and information on energy conservation until 2 p.m. Monday.

Reenacting Clinton's War Days

Reenacting Clinton's War Days

 

Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time on May 4 & 5, 2013, when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church and Griswoldville in 1864 during Sherman's March to the Sea.

Beneath a windblown battle flag, tents will spring up on grassy fields in the town. Soldiers from grizzled veterans to beardless recruits, both blue and gray, will gather. As in July and November of 1864, the rattle of musketry and the rolling thunder of cannons will shake windows in old homes.

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.

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.
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