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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: 
    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.
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U. S. Justice Department Grant Awarded to Twiggs Sheriff

U. S. Justice Department Grant Awarded to Twiggs Sheriff

The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a grant through the U.S. Justice Department.  The Grant is a Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant that targets violent gang and gun crime reduction inside Twiggs County.   The amount of the grant awarded is $150.000 that will be shared with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office plans on using its portion of the grant on equipment and placing an educational program inside its local school systems.  Equipment that will be purchased will consist of a crime sharing data base, new computer systems, finger print readers, cameras, and surveillance equipment.

Governor Deal Signs Bill to Protect Peace Officers and Family from Intimidation and Retaliation.

Governor Deal Signs Bill to Protect Peace Officers and Family from Intimidation and Retaliation.

House Bill 541 was signed by Governor Nathan Deal making it an official law of the great state of Georgia this week.  The law amends the already existing law, 16-10-97, Intimidation or Injury of Grand or Petit Juror or Court Officer under the Georgia Criminal Code.  The amendment prohibits the intimidation of any law enforcement officers in retaliation for the officer's actions of carrying out his or her official duties.

The law reads as follows:  (C) A person who by threat or force or by any threatening action, letter, or communication endeavors to intimidate any law enforcement officer, outside the scope and course of his or her employment, or his or her immediate family member in retaliation or response to the discharge of such officer's official duties shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, a fine not to exceed $5,000.00, or both."

Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office Investigate Thefts, Make Arrests

Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office Investigate Thefts, Make Arrests

Recently the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have been busy attempting to solve theft cases and making arrests in several of them. 

On March 2, 2012 a resident of Bowers Drive reported that someone had stolen about $900 worth of car parts.  Several days later a concerned citizen called into the Sheriff’s Office and advised that Joseph Dupree had in his possession a bunch of car tires and wheels that had been stolen.  Investigator Robert Rogers and Lt. Donnie Bostian were able to locate Joseph Dupree and bring him to the Twiggs County LEC for questioning. 

Drug Arrests Inside Twiggs County

Drug Arrests Inside Twiggs County

TWIGGS, GA.--Sheriff Darren Mitchum wants citizens to know that his office has been aggressively pursuing drug dealers inside Twiggs County to make this a better community for all.  Recently the Sheriff’s Office has made several arrests on persons selling drugs in the Jeffersonville area.

 On March 23, 2012, Sheriff Deputies along with Georgia State Parole went and searched the residence of Thomas Holston Jr. on Roseland Street in Spring Valley.  At the time Mr. Holston was on active parole for armed robbery and had search conditions.  After the Sheriff’s Office received reports that drugs were being sold from the residence a search produced 12 bags of crack cocaine, 16 bags of marijuana, and 29 lortab pills. Holston was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.

Sheriff's Office Open House to Feature Tours, Demonstrations

Sheriff's Office Open House to Feature Tours, Demonstrations

 

JEFFERSONVILLE, GA -- The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting Open House this weekend.  Saturday Feb. 11th from 10am is until 2 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office in Jeffersonville. 

Please come out to meet and greet your local law enforcement.  Bring the children. 

There will be K-9 demonstrations, a tour of our offices, a tour of the equipment used such as the DUI trailer, the hazmat trailer, crime scene van, CSU quick response truck, CSU and patrol units, Sheriff’s hazmat tanker used by the fire departments, Twiggs County fire truck, GBI crime scene unit will be on hand as well as the Department of Natural Resources.

Free child safety seat inspections and demonstrations will be given.

The new Sheriff’s Office annex that houses the E911 center, records, crime lab, investigations, medical, and command staff will be open to the public with tours.