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Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Simplify your social media! How do you decide who to follow on Facebook or Twitter?

Before you follow or accept that friend request, check out the posts that the business/person/group has made. Are they informative, helpful, or entertaining? If not, don't follow them or go back and unfollow them. Their posts will just be visual clutter on your newsfeed or Twitter feed.


Robins Chamber Honors May's Outstanding Employee

Robins Chamber Honors May's Outstanding Employee

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber’s Business of the Month Committee presented Marie Gates, server at The Hilton Garden Inn’s Great American Grill with the Outstanding Employee Award for May 2013.  The award presentation is sponsored by Spherion Staffing Services of Middle Georgia.

“Marie is an excellent example of great customer service,” said customer, Marie Munson.  “We have a group of ladies that meet once a month to go out and eat; normally a different restaurant each month.  After eating at the Great American Grill our group has chosen to return to the Hilton for 5 months in a row.”

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Body Blyng

Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Body Blyng

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Body Blyng.

Started as a project by sisters Kin Hathcock and Pam Smith, Body Blyng offers professional face painting, and temporary body art for events and special occasions.

“We make an ordinary event into an extraordinary affair,” said Smith.  “From small birthday celebrations to church and school events, grand openings and customer appreciation days, Body Blyng can provide fun for all ages.”

Additionally, Body Blyng offers temporary glitter tatoos, temporary air brush tattoos, balloon twisting, and henna for events and parties.  They are licensed and insured. 

For more information call Body Blyng at 478.508.2620 or visit them online at http://www.bodyblyng.com/home.

Louise Warren Performs in Bonaire Friday

Singer and songwriter Louise Warren plays a show at The Cavern in Bonaire Friday at 6 p.m.

You may recognize her as the voice behind 13WMAZ's commercial, "This is Home."

READ | Three Minutes with Louise Warren

Join Us For the Annual Family Business After Hours Event!

Join Us For the Annual Family Business After Hours Event!

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber would like to invite established members, new members and the general public to the April Family Business After Hours.  This event, sponsored by Flint Energies and Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, is for the entire family!  Family Business After Hours will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Flint Energies Member Center, located at 98 Carl Vinson Parkway.

Bring the entire family to take part in this annual tradition which began 8 years ago.  Enjoy great bar-b-q from Sonny’s as well as popcorn, snow cones and lots of fun!  There will be a rock-climbing wall, obstacle course, inflatables, spin art station and much more for the children.

Houston County Jobless Rates Below Georgia Average

Houston County Jobless Rates Below Georgia Average

Houston County's jobless rate was 7.2 percent in February compared to Georgia's 8.6 percent and metro Macon's nine percent.

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.

Georgia's February unemployment rate is 8.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted.

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.