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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

 

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Benjamin Freeman Garrett

Mr. Benjamin Freeman Garrett, 77 of Blackshear, GA, formerly of Chester, NY, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013, in Middletown, NY after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Sandersville, GA on May 5, 1935, he had lived in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and had moved to Blackshear three years ago from Nahunta where he had lived for ten years. He was a 1954 graduate of Nahunta High School and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

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Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler

Carrie Irene Johnson Wheeler, age 91, passed away on February 24, 2013 at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon. A Memorial service will be held at Hart’s Mortuary, Cherry Street on February 27, 2013 at 12:00PM, with The Reverends Jody and Julie Long officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Ms. Wheeler was born on April 12, 1921 in Sparta, Georgia and graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. She moved to Macon in 1947 where she was employed at Robins AFB in what was then the Directorate of Procurement. Ms. Wheeler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Christ and the Believer’s Sunday School Class. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, crafts, gardening, and shopping. She was an avid bridge player and a regular follower of Atlanta Braves baseball. Ms.

Patricia Sue Jones Mullis

 

MRS. PATRICIA SUE JONES MULLIS, age 65, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, February 18, at Solid Rock Church of God, with Rev. Tim Hicks and Rev. Myron Parkerson officiating, with interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Mullis was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a member of Solid Rock Church of God, a retired civil service employee for Robins Air Force Base and a loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother.  She was daughter of the late Orrie Teresa Wooten Jones & Jackson Ivory Jones.

Leila Pope Smith

 

Mrs. Smith passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Christine Dalton

 

Christine passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

Christine was a resident of Sandersville, Georgia at the time of her passing.

Marjorie Lovett Roughton

Marjorie passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012.

Marjorie was a resident of Sandersville, Georgia at the time of her passing.

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