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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
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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.

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Barney Hester officially took over as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Howard High School earlier this month.

Coach Hester comes from Tattnall Square Academy, where he has led players to 11 state football championship titles since 1982. While at Tattnall, he served in such positions as Headmaster, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Head Track Coach. As Head Track Coach, he also led the track team to at least five state championship victories.

Prior to his work at Tattnall, Coach Hester worked at Josey Academy and Gordon Ivey High School before joining the coaching staff at Georgia Southern University when the university first began its college program.

He is originally from Dublin, where he grew up playing football for East Laurens High School.

QUESTION: What made you decide to join the Bibb County School District?

OFTC Electronics Students Tour MAGE Solar

OFTC Electronics Students Tour MAGE Solar

Dublin, GA - Students from Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s Electronics and Electricians Assistant programs toured the campus of MAGE Solar’s North American Headquarters and the MAGE Solar Academy in Dublin on Wednesday, March 13th.  Students saw first-hand, the marriage of electronic devices with electrical power.
 
Students began with a tour of two exterior solar arrays – a car charging station and a ground mount array, both located at the Dublin facility.
 
“Solar is just one of the many fields open to our students once they complete a program in electronics and/or electricity,” said Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Instructor Lee Radney. “It’s important for them to be familiar with this technology and its possibilities.”
 
OFTC teaches its students with a two-part approach: classroom instruction to understand the concepts and hands-on labs to apply their knowledge and establish a greater depth of understanding.
 

Dublin's Solar Project Highlighted in Online Magazine

Dublin's Solar Project Highlighted in Online Magazine

The Alternative Energy eMagazine highlights the Dublin school solar project calling it the "largest system in Middle Georgia area and the very first" in the state.

Read the full article: 

MAGE SOLAR, a turn-key provider of optimally coordinated PV-system solutions announced today that the company will provide a 1.1 MW solar PV system to Dublin City High School.

RELATED | Solar Plant to be Located at Dublin High

Pre-K Registration Begins Tuesday

Pre-K Registration Begins Tuesday

Dublin City Schools Pre-K registration begins today.

According to a Dublin City Schools tweet, registration is from 9-5:30 p.m. at Moore Street School.

Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept 1, 2013 to be registered.

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for K.I.D.S. Kingdom Academy

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for K.I.D.S. Kingdom Academy

The Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting for K.I.D.S. Kingdom Academy's additional location this month.

That's on Monday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at 1000 Telfair Street in Dublin.

Solar Plant To Be Located at Dublin High

Dublin High School of Dublin City Schools will soon implement 1 megawatt of solar energy.

The 4,000 panel solar power plant will be the largest in Central Georgia and is expected to save the school 40 percent in energy costs.

Dublin City Schools Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter told 13WMAZ, "The facility will be built and owned by private business and the school system will lease the solar power plant, saving us money in energy costs."

The original plan was developed more than 15-months ago by German based MAGE SOLAR, which has a plant located in Laurens County.

Members of the Public Service Commission will attend a groundbreaking Monday at the Dublin High School auditorium.

You can hear more from Supt. Chuck Ledbetter on Eyewitness News Mornin' Friday at 6:30 a.m.