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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.

Elks Lodge Presents "Rowdy Ron"

Elks Lodge Presents "Rowdy Ron"

Eatonton Elks Lodge presents Rowdy Ron this weekend!

Dancing and singing starts at 8 p.m., according to the Chamber release. Cost is $5 per person. Non Members are welcome. The Lodge is smoke free. For more information, call (706) 485-8606.

--Eatonton Chamber

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.

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.

Putnam County Born Alice Walker Celebrates Birthday

Putnam County Born Alice Walker Celebrates Birthday

EATONTON, GA-- Putnam County-born and Pulitzer Prize winner and author, Alice Walker celebrates her 69th birthday today.

She was born in Ward Chapel, a community near Eatonton, her website says.

Arguably her most notable published work is The Color Purple, that made its way onto Broadway and into many classrooms.

But she has also published, poetry, novels and most recently a memoir: 

The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories:

Walker also released a memoir in May 2011. 

PHOTOS: From Around Eatonton

Georgia College Homecoming Concert Lineup Announced

Country artist Jerrod Nieman and country band Gloriana are set to perform at Georgia College's homecoming concert.

Georgia College announced the homecoming concert lineup at 3 p.m. Monday.