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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
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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

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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!)

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Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler, age 91, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. A Memorial service will be held at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street on February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM, with The Reverends Jody and Julie Long officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Ms. Wheeler was born on April 12, 1921 in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. She moved to Macon in 1947 where she was employed at Robins AFB in what was then the Directorate of Procurement. Ms. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ and the Believer’s Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, crafts, gardening, and shopping. She was an avid bridge player and a regular follower of Atlanta Braves baseball. Ms.

Charles R. Cook

 

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Ronald Cook, 78, of Macon who died Friday, October 12, 2012 at his residence will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday in the Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Waldren officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Cochran

Mr. Cook was born in Columbus, the son of the late Charles W. Cook and Barbara Beatrice Martin Cook. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former teacher at Columbus Middle School where he was a coach and a principal and a teacher at South Georgia College. He was retired from the Department of Corrections as a counselor.

He was of the Baptist faith and an avid Bulldog fan. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Blue Cook.

Alvin Fordham 1927-2012

 

MR. EDGAR ALVIN FORDHAM, SR., age 85, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, April 30, 2012 in the Charlie Norwood V A Medical Center, Augusta, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, May 3, in Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jerry Peele officiating, with interment in Orphans Cemetery.

Mr. Fordham was a member, deacon and usher of First Baptist Church, where he attended the Max O’Neal Sunday School class and sang in the choir.  He was a WWII veteran of the U. S. Army, member of the American Legion, a 42 year retired civil service employee of Warner Robins AFB and son of the late Evie Coody Fordham & Edgar Fordham.  He was preceded in death by a Granddaughter – Heather Fordham, Sister – Wynelle Fordham Jarrell and Brother – Earl Fordham.

John W. Epps

 

John W. Epps, Jr. 62, of 2108 Graham Road, Macon, Ga. passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Dry Branch. Visitation will be held Monday, April 23, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Born in Macon, he was the son of the late John Winfred Epps Sr. and Mary Del Scott Epps. He was retired from Epps Brothers Construction and Houston Paving Company.

He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Haddock Epps of Macon, Ga. Children, John Benjamin Epps and Mary Elizabeth Epps; Sisters, Patsy Spence of Jones County, and Roslyn Jones of Dry Branch.

Donnis Landry Roland

Donnis Landry Roland

 

Warner Robins, GA- Donnis “Donnie” Landry Roland, 68, of 113 Wellston Circle, Warner Robins, Georgia died Monday, April 16, 2012. Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 1:00PM at Riverside Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street.

Mr. Roland, a veteran of the United States Air Force, worked with the United States Postal Service and at Lowe’s. He loved fishing and hunting. He was the son of the late George Barton Roland and the late Martha Irene Simmons Roland and was predeceased by his son, Phillip Roland.

Dorothy Clarice Grimes

Dorothy Clarice Grimes

 

Gray, GA- Dorothy Clarice Grimes, 93, of 148 Camelot Road, Gray, Georgia died Thursday, April 5, 2012. Services will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street, with the Reverend Rex Odom officiating. Burial will be private. The family will greet friends on Monday from 1:00PM until 2:00PM at the funeral home and may be contacted at the residence of Susan and Earl Kitchens, Jr., 148 Camelot Road, Gray, Georgia 31032, telephone number 478-986-4883. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Bass United Methodist Church, 4062 Vineville Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31204.