Patrick Swanson / May 24,2020

A Month Into Reopening And Georgia Jobs Have Yet To Return

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Two out of five people in Georgia — 40.3 percent of its workforce — have filed for unemployment since the state reopened its economy on April 30, the first to do so. But people are still staying close to home, making it harder for jobs to come back, according to a report in Politico on Thursday (May 21).

Georgia had more filings by percentage of its workforce than any other state, Politico’s review of data indicated. New jobless claims for loans in Georgia have varied since the state reopened, going up 243,000 two weeks ago and dropping to 177,000 last week. The state had commented that the increases in claims were due to jobs lost in retail, social services and health care.

“It’s nothing significant enough to say, ‘Oh, there’s a huge surge,’ — but certainly nothing to signal there’s any return to economic stability or recovery happening right now,” Alex Camardelle, a senior policy analyst with the nonprofit Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, told Politico.

Aside from being the first state to re-open, Georgia was also one of the last states to close its economy and impose stay-home mandates.

More layoffs are coming down the pike in Georgia as the state makes plans to eliminate over 1,000 jobs — educators, counselors, social services, administrators, clerks —  in a move to cut state budgets by 14 percent, according to an AJC report on Sunday (May 24). Revenue decline brought about by the pandemic was cited as the reason.

Further, some state employees not laid off will see their paychecks slashed.

Among the departments laying off or furloughing employees are the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Patrick Swanson / January 27,2020

How Georgia’s Population Relates To The 2020 Census

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Georgia’s population of 10.6 million people makes it one of the largest states in the country. The state’s population grew by more than 100,000 from 2018 to 2019, according to the latest Census estimates. The state’s growing population relates to politics and the 2020 Census. However, more than 3% of the Georgia residents get payday loans at least once a year.

The Census counts every person living in the United States. The decennial count determines political representation and how federal money is distributed.

After the 2010 Census, Georgia’s population growth led to an increase of one congressional seat.

“An additional congressional seat means an additional vote in the electoral college, which is really important in helping to pick the President of the United States,” said Andra Gillespie, associate professor of political science at Emory University.

Gillespie also said having more members of Congress means more voices advocating for Georgia. 

“You want as many Georgians on as many committees as possible so that they are advocating for Georgia interests,” she said.

House committees that Georgia representatives serve on include Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Judiciary as well as Ways and Means. 

Georgia has 14 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In comparison, Florida has 27 and Alabama and South Carolina each have 7. California has the most seats, with 53.

Patrick Swanson / July 29,2020

Jefferson City Schools will be the first in Georgia to reopen Friday. These parents won’t be sending their children

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Amber and Zack Davies know too well how easily children can get coronavirus.

Their 14-year-old son contracted Covid-19 at summer camp, even though both he and the camp took precautions, Zack Davies said.

“It’s scary, because the camp, they’ve done all the precautions that they can,” he said. “And now we’re just about to shuttle all of our kids back to school.”

On Friday, Jefferson City Schools — about an hour northeast of Atlanta — will be the first district in Georgia to “reopen schools for face-to-face instruction.”

“They’re going to open the floodgates wide open,” Amber Davies said.

“And there’s no way to (contact) trace. Once kids go from one class to the next class, to the next class, they cannot do the tracing.”

Across the US, countless parents are riddled with anxiety — for different reasons.

In school districts where classrooms are reopening, children, teachers and staff run the risk of infection.

In districts where students will learn remotely from home, parents worry about how they’ll be able go to work or afford child care.

For the Davies, both their 14-year-old and 8-year-old sons won’t be able to go to school Friday due to the older son’s infection.

“They’re going to have a late start, but they are going to go back once we’re cleared medically,” Amber Davies said.

But both parents are worried about what will happen when their sons return to school.

Amber Davies suffers from lupus disease and is at high risk for severe complications from Covid-19. She’s been trying to quarantine in a different room after her older son’s infection, but her husband is worried about the younger son getting infected at school.

Patrick Swanson / July 17,2020

What happens to John Lewis’ vacant US House seat in Georgia

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As the remembrances poured in Saturday for John Lewis, the 5th Congressional District in Georgia he served for decades is left without a representative in Congress.

In June, Lewis, who ran unopposed for his 17th term in 2018, won the Democratic nomination for his seat by a resounding 87% of the vote over challenger Barrington Martin II.

But his death leaves the Georgia Democratic Party with the task of naming a nominee to face off against Republican Angela Stanton-King, a criminal justice reform advocate and former reality star, in the general election for this overwhelmingly Democratic seat.

Under Georgia law, the state executive committee of the Democratic Party can appoint a replacement nominee, according to Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs.

The party will have to inform the Georgia secretary of state’s office whether they intend to appoint a replacement by Monday, and then inform the office who their replacement nominee is shortly thereafter, Fuchs told CNN in a statement.

The Democratic Party of Georgia confirmed Saturday that its executive committee will meet on Monday at noon to consider a nominee.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Congressman John Lewis, and wish very much that we were not in this position today. The Democratic Party of Georgia takes our legal responsibility of naming a nominee to this seat seriously, and we are making every effort to honor Congressman Lewis’ legacy and the people of the Fifth District throughout this process, while working within the applicable legal framework,” said Sachin Varghese, an attorney for the party, in a Saturday night news release.

Patrick Swanson / July 14,2020

Outrage after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp voids local orders requiring face masks

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp is explicitly banning Georgia’s cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public places. He voided orders on Wednesday that at least 15 local governments across the state had adopted even though Kemp had earlier said cities and counties had no power to order masks.

An increasing number of other states order residents to wear masks in public, including Alabama, which announced such a ban Wednesday.

The Republican governor has instead been trying to encourage voluntary mask wearing, including telling fans that reduced infections from mask-wearing would make college football season possible.

Kemp’s move is likely to infuriate local officials in communities that had acted, including Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Rome and the governor’s hometown of Athens-Clarke County. Overall, mask orders by Wednesday were covering 1.4 million of Georgia’s more than 10 million residents.

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson was the first local official to defy Kemp and order masks, and had said police would start writing $500 citations to businesses that didn’t enforce the law.

“It is officially official. Governor Kemp does not give a damn about us,” Johnson wrote on Twitter Wednesday night. “Every man and woman for himself/herself. Ignore the science and survive the best you can.”

Kemp’s new order also bans local governments from requiring masks on public property, which void requirements that some governments have imposed for citizens to wear masks inside city and county buildings.

Patrick Swanson / July 11,2020

Georgia Tech golfer captures Georgia Amateur title – Sports – Savannah Morning News

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JOHNS CREEK — Georgia Tech’s Luke Schniederjans needed an extra hole, but his short birdie putt on the first sudden-death playoff hole at No. 18 was a winner at 99th Georgia Amateur Championship on Sunday at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Schniederjans, of Alpharetta, entered the day three strokes back of the leaders, Johns Creek’s Deven Patel and Suwanee’s Brett Barron, who will be a fifth-year senior at Georgia Southern in 2020-21.
Following an even-par front nine, Schniederjans was one stroke behind Patel. Schniederjans went on to birdie the par-3 12th hole on the Highlands Course to move into a tie for the lead.
He grabbed the lead shortly after and made six straight pars following his birdie on the 12th hole to close out his round at even-par 71 and put a stamp on an even-par 213 total (72-70-71) for the scheduled 54-hole championship.
But there was still a little drama remaining.
Barron (70-69-74), playing one group behind Schniederjans, needed a birdie on the par-5 18th hole to force a playoff. The 2018 Georgia Amateur champion took care of business and drained his 10-foot birdie attempt to send the duo back to the 18th for the playoff.
Schniederjans found the fairway off the tee, while Barron was in a bunker and was forced to layup. Schniederjans took advantage of the opportunity and hit the par-5 in two strokes, leaving himself a long eagle attempt of about 40 feet. His eagle came up just short, but Barron was unable to sink his birdie attempt of about 12 feet, allowing Schniederjans to finish off his birdie putt from within 2 feet, and claim victory.

Patrick Swanson / July 11,2020

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Patrick Swanson / July 05,2020

Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.

Kemp, a Republican, said the executive order follows “weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta.”

The governor’s statement says more than 30 Georgians were wounded by gunfire over the extended holiday weekend, including five people who died.

One of the five deaths was that of an 8-year-old girl who was shot while riding in a car with her mother and another person. Secoriea Turner was killed Saturday night as the car tried to enter a parking lot that had illegal barricades, police said.

The shooting was near the scene where a now-fired Atlanta police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks after he fought with officers and tried to run away with a stolen Taser.

“We’ve had over 75 shootings in the city over the past several weeks,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said when talking about the 8-year-old’s death on Sunday. “You can’t blame that on APD (Atlanta Police Department).”

After the death of George Floyd in late May there were protests in downtown Atlanta, several of which were followed by looting and vandalism.

“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead,” Kemp said in a statement. “This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city.”

The governor’s statement says the National Guard will “provide support” at state buildings like the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion so state police can increase patrols.

Patrick Swanson / July 05,2020

Georgia, USA: Governor activates the National Guard

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After a weekend of violent crimes and an eight-year-old woman being shot in Atlanta, the governor of the US state of Georgia has activated the national guard. Governor Brian Kemp authorized the deployment of 1,000 soldiers, his office said on Monday (local time).

The deployment of the National Guard should enable the police to increase their patrols. Peaceful demonstrations have been hijacked by criminals. “This lawlessness must be ended and order in our capital restored,” said a statement. The National Guard is part of the US Armed Forces Reserve.
Kemp also declared the state of emergency in Georgia. Over the past long holiday weekend, more than 30 people in Georgia were wounded by gunfire. Five people were killed, including the eight-year-old girl.

The eight-year-old died near the fast food restaurant where the African American Rayshard Brooks was allegedly shot by police officers. Since then, demonstrations against police violence have taken place regularly.
The CNN broadcaster reported that a total of six children were killed by gunfire nationwide last weekend, on which Independence Day was celebrated in the United States: the eight-year-old in Atlanta, a boy of the same age in Hoover, Alabama, an eleven-year-old in the capital Washington a seven year old, a 14 year old in Chicago and a six year old in San Francisco.

Since the death of African-American George Floyd in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis at the end of May in the United States, protests against racism and police violence have occurred repeatedly. In Atlanta and elsewhere, the protests were sometimes violent. Kemp criticized the news, according to the violence in Atlanta has increased for weeks.
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Patrick Swanson / July 01,2020

Georgia Name Change FAQ. G eneral Summary of Name Change Laws

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Georgia Name Change FAQ. G eneral Summary of Name Change Laws
G eneral Overview of Name Change Laws
The Courts tend to be prepared to accept title modifications for every genuine explanation. Nonetheless, the granting of a Petition for modification of title is discretionary using the court, while the court may deny a Petition on grounds, which will perhaps maybe not represent objection that is lawful. For the purchase of title modification become provided, the court must find conformity because of the demands of notice therefore the needs when it comes to allegations within the Petition. The court must find additionally find good and enough good reasons for the alteration as well as believe it is in keeping with the general public interest. Finally, if the modification of title is actually for a minor, the Court must discover that the alteration is within the needs associated with the small youngster.
One cannot change his/her/the minor’s name for the reason that is fraudulent modification to a title that may impact the legal rights of some other individual (such as for instance a high profile) nor switch to a title involving vulgarity.
O verview of Process in Georgia for a grownup

Patrick Swanson / July 01,2020

7 Stunning Tiny Homes In Georgia For A Dream Vacation

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7 Stunning Tiny Homes In Georgia For A Dream Vacation

Planning a staycation in the state? Then these tiny homes in Georgia should be added to your bucket list. The movement towards smaller and more ecologically friendly vacation spaces is a real trend; these Airbnb listings show the huge appeal.
Just because these homes are small, doesn’t mean they don’t have everything packed into the space that you need. In fact, some of them are even better equipped than a larger house. Given their size, they are also all in super interesting locations and are way more affordable.
It’s time to think a little different about your next vacation and look into booking a tiny home. An experience you won’t forget in a hurry…
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1. Little Red Roof – Clayton
The Little Red Roof is located just minutes from downtown Clayton and close to stores, hiking trails, Tallulah Gorge and Lake Burton. This brand new tiny house has all the must-haves for a home away from home. Sit back and enjoy the trees from the front or go around back and say hello to Kasper the “old man” horse.
Small but mighty! This tiny home does NOT feel tiny in the slightest and has lots of outdoor seating.
The house will set you back about $90 a night and sleeps 4 people.
7 Stunning Tiny Homes In Georgia For A Dream Vacation

Patrick Swanson / June 24,2020

Tsutomu’s Ojisan wa Kawaii Mono ga Osuki. Comedy Manga Gets TV Drama Adaptation

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Tsutomu’s Ojisan wa Kawaii Mono ga Osuki. Comedy Manga Gets TV Drama Adaptation

Tsutomu’s Ojisan wa Kawaii Mono ga Osuki. Comedy Manga Gets TV Drama Adaptation
A reside-action TV drama adaptation of Tsutomu’s Ojisan wa Kawaii Mono ga Osuki. (The center-light man loves cute things) is determined to premiere on Yomiuri TV’s “Platinum Night time Thursday Drama F” programming block this summer season. “Oji-san” in the title is a double meaning of “heart-light man” and the final title of its protagonist Mitsutaka Oji.
The manga has been serialized in the COMIC Polaris online page since July 2017 and in the interim, four tankobon volumes are accessible in in Japan. Its memoir services and products on Mistutaka Oji, an design of job worker in his 40s who is ravishing and ravishing at his job. He has lived his life while hiding his secret that he has an obsession with cute things. But one day, he ends up living along with his  nephew, Masumi, who has ravishing entered college, at his apartment that is pudgy of personality dolls and other cute things.