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Get Organized: Spring Fling 2013

Get Organized: Spring Fling 2013

Spring has sprung and it’s a wonderful time to get rid of clutter and start fresh. Join me for the entire month of April for a Spring Fling. Every day we will be sorting, discarding and flinging items and ideas from a wide variety of areas of our home and lives.  You can pick and choose which flings you would like do. You can do them every day or do them at your own pace. It’s all up to you!

Metro Macon Gained 500 Jobs in February

Metro Macon Gained 500 Jobs in February

The Georgia Department of Labor says  February unemployment declined to nine percent in metro Macon.

According to a release, that's down from February 2012, when unemployment for metro Macon was 10 percent.

From January to February, metro Macon gained 500 jobs and fewer people were laid off.

RELATED | Macon's Unemployment Up in January 2013

Most jobs were added in the professional, business, education, health care, trade, transportation, warehousing, leisure and hospitality industries as well as in in local government.

Metro Macon includes Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs counties.

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
Warner Robins
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: 
    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.

Today's Deal: 50% Off at Shakey's Pizza

Today's Deal: 50% Off at Shakey's Pizza

Today's DealChicken features 50 % off at Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Warner Robins.

The Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Warner Robins is part of a national brand of pizza parlors known for their daily special deals and discounts. The restaurant specializes in a wide variety of pizzas, including a make-your-own menu, as well as a lunchtime buffet.

You'll receive $30 worth of food for $15. 

The Deal:

Get Organized: Join the February Fling

Get Organized: Join the February Fling

Over on my Facebook page during the month of February we are having a February Fling! Each day we will purge, delete and FLING all sorts of things from our homes, offices and lives.


So get yourself a bag or box to put your items for donation in and gather some trash bags and let's start flinging!


Join us at www.facebook.com/goodlifeorganizing .





Share Your Big Game Recipes

Share Your Big Game Recipes

As you ready the couch cushions, the grocery store lists and the TV remotes, we'd like to hear what kind of food you're planning to make Sunday.

Share your favorite big game recipes with us and we might feature them on 13WMAZ.com

Email recipes and links to recipes to eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com

Twiggs County Jobless Rate Released

Twiggs County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Twiggs County in December 2012 was 12.4 percent.

Twiggs County was one of 67 Georgia counties that had a jobless rate of 10 percent or greater.

The jobless rate in December 2012 was also up for metro Macon.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.