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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
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.
  • 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.

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Barney Hester officially took over as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Howard High School earlier this month.

Coach Hester comes from Tattnall Square Academy, where he has led players to 11 state football championship titles since 1982. While at Tattnall, he served in such positions as Headmaster, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Head Track Coach. As Head Track Coach, he also led the track team to at least five state championship victories.

Prior to his work at Tattnall, Coach Hester worked at Josey Academy and Gordon Ivey High School before joining the coaching staff at Georgia Southern University when the university first began its college program.

He is originally from Dublin, where he grew up playing football for East Laurens High School.

QUESTION: What made you decide to join the Bibb County School District?

Prep Hoops Scores For February 21

Prep Hoops Scores For February 21

Here are prep playoff scores reported to 13WMAZ for Thursday, February 21.

GISA AAA Boys State:

Westminster 49  Stratford 45

John Milledge 44  Westfield 41

Tattnall 50  Bethesday 42

Bulloch 55  Mt. de Sales 47

Calvary Christian 56 Heritage 53

GISA AA Boys State:

Covenant 59  Valwood 54

Terrell 59  CFCA 52 (OT)

Frederica 67  Furtah 39

First Pres. Christian 66  Flint River 35

Memorial Day 54  Arlington 32

Gatewood 58  Sherwood 49

Monsignor Donovan 48  Southwest Georgia 44

Griffin Christian 63  Brentwood 57 (2OT)

 

Rutland Senior Signs with FVSU

Rutland Senior Signs with FVSU

On Friday, February 8, Rutland High School senior Darren Tucker signed with Fort Valley State University to play football. Darren is pictured with his parents by his side and Rutland High Principal Dr. Jerri Hall and Rutland High Athletic Director George Collins.

FPD Student Signs with Air Force Academy

Grace Tinkey Signing from First Presbyterian Day School on Vimeo.

First Presbyterian Day School's Grace Tinkey signed with the U.S. Air Force Academy last week.

Tinkey is known for her accomplishments in both track and cross country.

Northeast High School Receives Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Northeast High School Receives Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award

Northeast High School has been named a winner of the 2012 Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes schools for their superior efforts at displaying good sportsmanship. This award was for the 2011-2012 school term.

The Georgia Electric Membership Corp. (GEMC) presents the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award to honor Georgia High School Association (GHSA) schools that exhibit exemplary sportsmanship during competitive events. Northeast High School joins 37 other GHSA schools throughout the state this year as winners of this exceptional award.

Selected by GHSA region secretaries, the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award honors sportsmanship demonstrated by athletes as well as that of fellow students, parents, coaches and spectators alike, making the award a tribute to the entire school community.

BCHS Sweeps Northeast to End Regular Season

BCHS Sweeps Northeast to End Regular Season

The Lady Royals trailed Northeast by nine after one quarter of Friday's home regular season finale.  Dewanda Blackshear scored seven points, and Tia Troup scored her eighth points of the half as they would rally to tie things at 26.

Bleckley led by eight in the third but the Raiderettes were within four going to the fourth.  A 9-0 start helped put the game away as BC won 55-48.  Troup finished with 18.  Blackshear scored 16.  N'yasia Anderson had nine second half points.

Savon Walters had four first half three's, two coming on back to back possessions in the second, as the Royals pushed what was a three-point first quarter lead to 36-26 at halftime.  The Raiders would rally, cutting what was 13-point lead to four with under five minutes left.  Rydealous Taylor had consecutive baskets as part of a 13-point output in the final four plus minutes.