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Saturday Road Race to Close Peach County Roads

Saturday Road Race to Close Peach County Roads

Police will close roads during the Peach Regional Medical Center's road race Saturday.

Starting at 7:30 a.m. until around 11 a.m. when the road race finishes, the following roads will be closed, according to a release from Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese.

--Georgia Hwy 49 Northbound from Avery Drive to Ga. Hwy 247 connector
A detour will be routed onto Moseley Road to Newell Road to Hwy 49.

--Hwy 247 connector will be closed, both east and westbound from Powersville Road to Walker Road.

Westbound traffic will detour around the closure on to Walker Road to Kay Road to Powersville Road. 
Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Powersville Road to Kay Road to Walker Road.

Police will direct traffic at each intersection.

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.

Fort Valley Riders to Compete in Georgia National Rodeo

Fort Valley Riders to Compete in Georgia National Rodeo

The Georgia National Rodeo returns to the Perry National Fairgrounds and Agricenter Thursday through Saturday.

Watch Georgians compete in bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping.

Cowboys and cowgirls will hail from Aragon, Waycross, Greenville, Folkston, Norman Park, Tifton, Summerville, Claxton, Fort Valley, Lafayette, Dalton, Rome, Resaca, Ranger, Boston, and Lawrenceville.

You can purchase tickets online, at the box office or by calling 478-987-3247.

American Legion Holds Oratorical Contest

American Legion Holds Oratorical Contest

The American Legion holds an Oratorical Contest Thursday.

The contest beings at 6 p.m. at the home post on Highway 49. The public is invited.

 

Peach Co. Golf Team to Wash Cars as Fundraiser

Peach Co. Golf Team to Wash Cars as Fundraiser

The Peach County Golf Team will be at Byron Family Healthcare washing cars this Saturday, Feb. 16th, from 9 a.m. -1 pm.

Leaf Driver Ready for New Charging Stations

Leaf Driver Ready for New Charging Stations

Bob Babyok of Warner Robins is the proud owner of a Nissan Leaf.

"It's like driving an iPod," he says.  The Leaf is a 100% electric car.  Babyok leases it for about $140 per month, including electricity.  He says enjoys being able to commute gas free.

"Normally, I would anticipate here in Warner Robins maybe 80 miles to a charge. My commute's about 40 so I only technically need to charge up every other night."

But traveling outside his commute is a different story.  In order to go for Atlanta for example, he had to charge up at home in Warner Robins, top off in Macon at the Bibb County Courthouse, home of the region's only charging station, again in Griffin, before reaching Atlanta.

Now, a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will place 100 more charging station across the Middle Georgia Clear Air Coalition's seven county region, which includes Bibb, Houston, Peach, Monroe, Twiggs, Crawford, and Jones Counties.