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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
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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: 
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    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.
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Man who died in Greene County wreck not triple-murder suspect

Man who died in Greene County wreck not triple-murder suspect

Lake Oconee News
Billy Hobbs

GREENSBORO – A man who died from injuries received in a one-car crash in Greene County on Wednesday night was not the same person wanted for a triple homicide in DeKalb County, authorities said Friday afternoon.

The wreck followed a traffic stop by a local deputy sheriff on Interstate 20 for a window tint violation. Instead of waiting on the deputy to issue him a citation, the driver opted to flee.

Senator Jones: Report from the State Capitol

Senator Jones: Report from the State Capitol

 

February is coming to a close and the General Assembly has officially reached the halfway mark of the 2013 Legislative Session.  The Senate remains busy passing legislation, meeting with constituents and working on a fiscally responsible balanced budget.

Two Eatonton Men Plead Guilty to Selling Crack Cocaine

Two men from Eatonton pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing crack cocaine.

According to a release from Michael J. Moore, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 37-year-old Frank Eugene Mathis and 29-year-old Shellany Omar Denham entered pleas of guilty to distribution of cocaine base also known as crack cocaine.

The pair appeared before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal in U.S. District Court.

Mathis also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sentencing for both men is set for April 24, 2013.

The case was investigated by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Eatonton Carnival Worker Charged With Molestation

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old traveling carnival worker from Georgia has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12.

AL.com reports George Michael Smith, of Eatonton, was indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from alleged sexual abuse that occurred on July 17 in Gadsden, Ala. It is unclear when Smith was arrested.

Officials say the carnival Smith worked for moved frequently and the U.S. Marshals helped find him.

Authorities say Smith knew his victim, but additional details on the nature of their relationship have not been disclosed.

Smith is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $10,000 cash bond. It was unclear Wednesday if Smith had a lawyer.

Man Murdered in Hancock County

The GBI is investigating who shot a man in the head at a Hancock County business last night.

According to the Hancock sheriff's office, it happened around 11 p.m. at a deer processing shop on Highway 16 East.

Someone entered the shop -- named Garner's Grinder -- and shot co-owner Nelson Gardner in the head.

Garner's body has been taken to a GBI crime lab for an autopsy.

The GBI's Milledgeville office did not return our phone calls.