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DeKalb County's District Attorney Headlines Davison Lecture Series

DeKalb County's District Attorney Headlines Davison Lecture Series

The next John W. Davison Lecture Series will feature a legal eagle featured on Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 Under 40 list” of the state’s rising stars. The Middle Georgia community is invited to spend an evening with Robert D. James Jr., the DeKalb County district attorney, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in the C.W. Pettigrew Center.

James is a well-respected legal professional. In 2011, Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal appointed the seasoned attorney to the state’s Judicial Nominating Committee. This 20-member board provides recommendations for vacant state trial and appellate courts. The district attorney was also the recipient of an “On The Rise” award by The Daily Report. He was named to The National Law Journal’s “40 Under 40” minority lawyer list, and to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who’s Who in Law and Accounting.”

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.
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Daisy Duke Calls Peach County "Pretty As a Peach"

Catherine Bach, who played Daisy Duke in "Dukes of Hazzard," says she loves that Peach County is called Peach County and says its "pretty as a peach." She also recommends folks visit Peach County.

Farm to Table Benefit Dinner to Feature Mulberry Street Market Items

Farm to Table Benefit Dinner to Feature Mulberry Street Market Items

 

Health Care Central Georgia Inc. d/b/a Community Health Works (CHW) and The Moonhanger Group will host a Farm to Table Benefit Dinner on Monday, April 8th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at The Armory Ballroom. The dinner will feature an elegant four-course menu prepared with fresh, locally-grown and raised seasonal items harvested from the Mulberry Market.

Community Health Works has partnered with Bibb County 4-H to host a Silent Auction at the benefit dinner. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will directly benefit the Bibb County Cooperative Extensions' youth development program.

Peach County Kindergarten Registration Slated for March 28

Peach County Kindergarten Registration Slated for March 28

Peach County School parents can register their children in kindergarten on March 28 from 5-7 p.m.

Read the full letter from Peach County Schools:

 

Dear Parents,

We appreciate your interest in your child attending Peach County Schools. Our Kindergarten Registration will take place on March 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at  ALL Elementary Schools . All students entering kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year are required to complete the kindergarten registration process.  To complete the registration process the following information must be provided:

As with all school systems, there are certain state and local requirements and documentation required for enrollment and proper placement of your child. Providing the following documentation within the prescribed time limits is your responsibility:

1.     Parent/Guardian Photo ID

2.     Certified Birth Certificate

Easter Egg Hunt Slated for End of March

Easter Egg Hunt Slated for End of March
 It’s Back!! This year’s Easter Egg hunt will take place downtown in Jailhouse Alley Park on March 30th. The Hunt will start at 11 a.m. when the fire truck sounds the HORN. Hop over and join the fun! Be sure to bring your camera the Easter Bunny will be here to take pictures. We will have tons of candy filled eggs and prize eggs for you to pick up. After the hunt is over be sure to grab a sack lunch for your child! We are so EGGCITED about seeing you ! If you have any questions contact Tiffany Peavy at 478-956-2409.

Roberta Concert to Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Roberta Concert to Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

A concert featuring New Grace and The Whisnants  benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

That's set for March 2 at 6 p.m. in the Board of Education Auditorium in Roberta.

Call 478-935-8163 for information.