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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.

Tricare Launches Quit-Smoking Program

Tricare Launches Quit-Smoking Program

 

Air Force Times
by Patricia Kimes

Tricare beneficiaries who want to stop smoking but need help may soon have access to drugs that curb cravings as well as free counseling sessions to help them quit.

Four years after Congress passed a law requiring Tricare to create a smoking cessation program, Tricare Management Activity announced the launch of such a program in a final notice published Wednesday in the Federal Register.

New Tricare Tool Shows if Prime Cuts Affect You

New Tricare Tool Shows if Prime Cuts Affect You

 

Air Force Times
Patricia Kime

Are you one of the Tricare Prime beneficiaries who will be affected by the shrinking of Prime service areas scheduled to take effect Oct. 1?

Tricare Management Activity has created a ZIP Code tool to help you.

Houston County Restaurant Ratings

Houston County Restaurant Ratings

See how restaurants in your area rate with the Georgia Department of Health since January 25.

Addresses are listed to specify when a restaurant has more than one location.

Base Partners with Georgia Tech to Offer Safety and Health Courses

Base Partners with Georgia Tech to Offer Safety and Health Courses

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Through a partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, 18 Robins employees will receive an Industrial Safety and Health Certificate during a graduation ceremony Monday at the Heritage Club ballroom. 

Courses, taught by Georgia Tech instructors on base, began October 2011, with instruction concluding January 2013.

Ailing Vets Turn to Charities in Larger Numbers

Ailing Vets Turn to Charities in Larger Numbers

USATODAY
by Gregg Zoroya


Susan Rocco starts authorizing help on a litany of pleas from wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at 7 a.m. in her home north of Quantico, Va.

One is a young Marine veteran living in a shelter who needs clothing and electricity turned on so he can go back home; another is a Marine missing a leg who visits his parents but needs a ramp built to get into their house; and a third is hospitalized for attempted suicide, and his wife needs travel money to visit him.

New Medal for Drone Pilots Outranks Bronze Star

New Medal for Drone Pilots Outranks Bronze Star

 

Air Force Times
by Andrew Tilghman

The Pentagon is creating a new high-level military medal that will recognize drone pilots and, in a controversial twist, giving it added clout by placing it above some traditional combat valor medals in the military’s “order of precedence.”