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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.

Photo of the Day: Beagle Puppy Taking It Easy

Photo of the Day: Beagle Puppy Taking It Easy

Cheyenne the Beagle takes it easy in the yard!

To share your photo, email information and photo to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

Pet of the Week: Sonny the Cat

Pet of the Week: Sonny the Cat

Meet Sonny, a domestic short hair kitten!

The 10-week-old orange and white tabby currently hangs out at Homeless Animal Rescue & Placement Services (HARPS)  but he needs a home! He is house-trained.

About Sonny: 

Sonny is a sweet boy born to a feral mama during a bad storm. Rescuer has been handling the kittens since they were very young so they are quite used to people. They are 10 weeks old and now ready for a home of their own. For more info, please email Michele at michele@harpsinc.org. All photos listed are courtesy postings for individuals in need of assistance with animal placement.

Email HARPS at michele@harpsinc.org for more information.

Pets of the Week | Puppies!

Pets of the Week | Puppies!

These two puppies are available at the Sandersville Animal Shelter.

To share your pet photos with us, email them to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

We'd love ot share them here in Tuesday's edition of Pet of the Week.

Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again

Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again

Central Georgia’s Good Samaritans were out in force again last weekend, saving the life of a dog that was hit by a car on Log Cabin Road in Macon. The driver of the car kept on going while the dog writhed in the street. Other vehicles swerved to avoid the injured animal and also kept going.

But not everyone who passed the scene Sunday was uncaring. Two women turned around and came back, risking their own safety to dash into the busy street and rescue the young dog. They took him to the nearest vet, which was Banfield on Presidential Parkway inside PetSmart. While enroute, the call for help went out on Facebook, just as was done for Jack and Jill recently.

And again, animal lovers responded.

Macon Animal Control Shelter Shutting Down June 6 - Lives in Danger

Macon Animal Control Shelter Shutting Down June 6 - Lives in Danger

Macon Animal Control shelter has been fighting a losing battle against rats and roaches for years. On June 7, pest control experts will descend on the shelter and eradicate these pests.

There's just one problem: no one can be in the shelter when this happens. Not the staff and not the animals.

The shelter must be emptied by the end of the day June 6. Unfortunately, this means that any dog, puppy, cat or kitten not rescued or adopted by that time will be killed.

AC Pup, the shelter mascot, has issued a plea on his Facebook page: "Please help us! All of my Pound Pals must be out by June 6."

Acting director Van VanDeWalker and the shelter staff are working closely with area rescuers and donors to get the animals out, but more animals come in daily, so it's an ongoing battle. The animals need the public's help now more than ever.