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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.

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.

Smoke Detector Credited With Saving Putnam Woman's Life

Smoke Detector Credited With Saving Putnam Woman's Life

 

By Billy Hobbs
Lake Oconee News

EATONTON – A smoke alarm is credited with saving the life of a woman after fire destroyed her rental home in Putnam County early Wednesday, a fire official says.

Fire Destroys City Maintenance Shop in Union Point

Fire Destroys City Maintenance Shop in Union Point

by Billy W. Hobbs
Lake Oconee News

 

UNION POINT – An air compressor is believed responsible for a fire that destroyed the maintenance shop for the city of Union Point last Friday afternoon, fire and law enforcement officials say. The fire caused several thousands of dollars worth of damages.

The fire also caused an explosion, authorities said, but there were no injuries.

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.

Former Eatonton Police Involved in Collision with Log Truck

Former Eatonton Police Involved in Collision with Log Truck

 

Lake Oconee News
By Marla Pretty Brock

EATONTON – Georgia State Patrol troopers are awaiting toxicology reports before charging former Eatonton Police Officer Frank Day with driving under the influence after a head-on collision with a log truck on U.S. Highway 441, Monday morning, in Putnam County.

Hancock Co. Road Maintenance Planned Throughout Week

Hancock Co. Road Maintenance Planned Throughout Week

Road work is planned in Hancock County starting Monday at 7 a.m. and ending Thursday, February 14.

According to a release, road work occurs on State Route 22 and 16 in Hancock County from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily (weather permitting)

Here is where to expect maintenance:

  • State Route 22 for roadway drain structure inspections
  • State Route 16 for roadway shoulder work to reclaim the right of way