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Summit Set to Address Veteran Homelessness

Summit Set to Address Veteran Homelessness

A summit to address veterans' homelessness is set to for March 26th.

This comes after the Secretary of Veterans Affairs set a goal for VA to end veteran homelessness by 2015, according to a release.

The summit will address six areas:

  • Outreach and education
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Income/employment/benefits
  • Housing/Supportive Services
  • Community partnerships

The summit takes place at 195 Holt Street in Macon. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and events last from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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.

Intelligence Specialist Creates Temporary Afghanistan Monument from Memory

Intelligence Specialist Creates Temporary Afghanistan Monument from Memory

 

By Kevin Lilley
Air Force Times

Ron White once memorized a deck of cards in 87 seconds.

That’s every card, every suit, in every position in the deck — No. 1 through No. 52 — in less than a minute and a half. It was, at the time, an American record.

Drive-Through Girl Scout Cookie Booth Saturday

Drive-Through Girl Scout Cookie Booth Saturday

Talk about convenience. 

This Saturday, you can head over to Lake Joy Elementary School for a Drive-Through Girl Scout Cookie Booth.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 60008, Brownies troop 60016, Juniors troop 60047 and 60054 Cadettes and Seniors will (wo)man the booth from 10-2 Saturday, March 2. They'll sell Girl Scout cookies and collect donations for service projects such as sending cookies to deployed airmen from Robins AFB.

 

Sequester Would End Flyovers at Sports Events

Sequester Would End Flyovers at Sports Events

 

Gary Mihoces
USA Today

We’ve oohed and aahed at the vroom of military jets flying over sporting events. That will be silenced if the federal budget cuts of sequestration are fully implemented.

Military to Spend More on Care Under Sequester

Military to Spend More on Care Under Sequester

 

By Gregg Zoroya
USA Today

Sweeping budget cuts going into effect Friday create a paradox for military medicine: spending money to save money, Army, Navy and Air Force medical officials say.

As thousands of civilian medical workers are furloughed because of the “sequester,” patients will be sent to private doctors at public expense to receive timely medical care, according to the military medical officials.

Obama Addresses Afghanistan, DoD Budget in SOTU

Obama Addresses Afghanistan, DoD Budget in SOTU

Air Force Times
By Rick Maze

 

President Obama’s State of the Union pledge to reduce by half the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan within a year drew quick complaints from a top House Republican.

“By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over,” Obama said before Congress in a televised address. “After a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming home.”