Patrick Swanson / May 25,2021

Divorce Financing in Georgia

Divorce can be devastating. It’s heartbreaking when parents lose custody of their children. Spouses end up having to pay agonizing amounts of financial support.

If you want to protect your rights, not wrongfully lose custody, and not get raked over the coals financially, learn about divorce loans and other ways of divorce financing or find ways to avoid this unpleasant procedure. Free consultations are first come first serve. We always run out of slots. Make sure you get yours locked in now.

Patrick Swanson / May 25,2021

CBD Oil in Georgia - Updated Guideline

Is CBD legal in Georgia? The short answer is yes! Let’s talk about what’s up with CBD in beautiful Georgia!

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 / January 12,2022

FINISH THE FIGHT: Savannah businesswoman Joyce Griggs on capturing Georgia’s First Congressional District seat this time: ‘I believe I will win’

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FINISH THE FIGHT: Savannah businesswoman Joyce Griggs on capturing Georgia’s First Congressional District seat this time: ‘I believe I will win’

“Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way.” — Kamala Harris, Vice-President, United States of America

TIME TO RE-JOYCE
 ‘I believe I will win’BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — For what it’s worth, Joyce Marie Griggs senses she undoubtedly has exceeded the community’s expectations as a public servant, a trend she hopes will ultimately give way to her claiming the U.S. House to represent Georgia’s First Congressional District.

Patrick Swanson / January 11,2022

Jameson Williams Knee Injury. Torn ACL, MCL in Alabama vs Georgia National Championship Game

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Jameson Williams Knee Injury. Torn ACL, MCL in Alabama vs Georgia National Championship Game

All right, so hey guys. What's up? It's Stephen Dunn, I'm a holistic physical therapist here in Westlake Hills, Texas. We're about three or four miles from downtown Austin. Today, I want to go over a knee injury that was sustained in the national championship game between Georgia and Alabama a couple days ago by a guy by the name of Jameson Williams, who was definitely an impact player. So we're going to watch this video and I'm going to explain what happened and how it happened and a little bit of that so let's watch the video.Okay, so here we are at the video. What we're going to watch is a live version and a replay version of #1, the receiver for Alabama catching the ball. When he catches the ball he places his left foot down to plant, to cut to the right. He's going to try to make a juke and when he makes that move, it's a non-contact injury, meaning no one touched him. It injured in the position that he was in and what happened is his knee goes into this angle called a valgus angle. This means his knee is coming in and his foot is going out and I'll explain that in a little more detail in a moment.Let's watch the play and let me warn you if you're squeamish and don't like to see injuries or nasty things, then don't watch this part of the video. It can make you have a little bit heebie jibbies...There's the catch, plant, boom. Down. Done and it’s his left knee... now watch in slow motion and you'll be able to see very clear when he injure it. When I was watching this live I knew he was out with significant injury and slow motion confirmed it. And by the way, I'm a huge LSU fan, Geaux Tigers!

Patrick Swanson / January 11,2022

Warnock vs. Ralston on Georgia’s election reform law

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Yesterday’s annual Eggs and Issues event sponsored by the Georgia Chamber featured the usual array of speakers, highlighted by the governor, who focused on business-oriented priorities and progress that move the state forward. But Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP state House Speaker David Ralston also spoke—and they underscored the deep, divisive partisan divide in both Georgia and the nation.
Warnock’s remarks included a long-winded advocacy of “voting rights” (i.e. controversial Democratic election legislation currently pending in the U.S. Congress) and then bluntly claimed that Georgia is “suppressing voters” with the election integrity law passed last year
Speaker David Ralston, who spoke after Warnock, had had enough.
Ralston began by deadpanning that he thought President Joe Biden was coming to Georgia on Tuesday to congratulate the University of Georgia’s football team for winning Monday’s national championship game against Alabama. Instead, Ralston said the Democrat president came to Georgia and lied about the state’s election reform law passed by the General Assembly. He emphasized that Biden’s lies are hurtful to Georgia’s reputation as a great state in which to do business.
Ralston was particularly outraged at Biden’s slur that Republicans who oppose the federal legislation pushed by Democrats to abolish state-run elections and voter ID requirements are as bad as (former Confederate president) Jefferson Davis. The speaker ended with one last jab at Biden and Warnock, noting that “more people are voting in Georgia than ever before.” That got a nice round of applause.

Patrick Swanson / January 10,2022

The Morning Brew: Joe Goes Down to Georgia Looking for Elections to Steal

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The Morning Brew: Joe Goes Down to Georgia Looking for Elections to Steal

 Joe Goes Down to Georgia Looking for Elections to StealHappy Wednesday!
Today's Brew is made a little extra strong this morning.
Joe Biden Demonizes Trump and His Supporters in Poisonous Bid to Overturn Election Law
Joe Biden went down to Georgia Tuesday looking for elections to steal. Specifically, he came to pitch his effort to codify into law the outrages that made the 2020 Election such a joke. What the Dems, in their Orwellian splendor, call "voting rights."
"I'm tired of being quiet!" Joe yelled -- though whether about the issue or about being prevented by his staff from answering questions, we don't know for sure. Actually, he was talking about throwing his support behind upending Senate rules to get the voting "rights" legislation passed that will allow Democrats to fix future elections coast to coast.
In the process, the president poured poison into the wounds of America.
The man who promised unity blatantly slandered Donald Trump and his 75 million voters, declaring, "A defeated former President and his supporters use the big lie about the 2020 Election to fuel torment." (You want to talk torment? How about those Americans and allies you abandoned in Afghanistan? For starters.) More ghastly, Biden declared Trump "sought to win through violence what he had lost at the ballot box."
Shameless. Outrageous. Unhinged. Delusional. Hostile. Dangerous. Very, very dangerous. A house divided cannot stand, the Bible and Abe Lincoln tell us. A house lead by mad arsonist will burn to ashes.

Patrick Swanson / January 04,2022

Georgia governor pledges to push freer gun law

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SMYRNA, Ga. — Facing an unusual challenge from fellow Republicans in his bid for a second term, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he will push for a new state law that would loosen requirements to carry a handgun in public.
Kemp made the announcement at a gun shop in the Atlanta-area city of Smyrna that bills itself as the “world’s largest gun store,” where he was joined by members of the National Rifle Association and state lawmakers.
Kemp did not lay out specific changes that he was seeking but expressed support for what gun rights advocates call “constitutional carry.” Multiple bills purporting to advance that idea in the state Legislature would do away with the need for a license to carry a handgun in public — either openly or concealed on one’s body. The current license requirement includes a background check.
“Building a safer, stronger Georgia starts with hardworking Georgians having the ability to protect themselves and their families,” Kemp said. “In the face of rising violent crime across the country, law-abiding citizens should have their constitutional rights protected, not undermined.”
The move drew condemnation from gun-safety advocates and the campaign of Kemp’s likely Democratic opponent in this year’s governor’s race, Stacey Abrams.
Kemp emphasized his support for the 2nd Amendment during his first campaign for governor, appearing in multiple ads with shotguns, including one in which he brandished a shotgun at an actor playing a suitor of one of his daughters.
“The same guy who pointed a gun at a teenager on TV now panders with reckless proposals threatening Georgia lives,” Abrams’ campaign manager, Lauren Groh-Wargo, said in a tweet.

Patrick Swanson / December 31,2021

Five reasons to watch Alabama-Georgia national title game

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Five reasons to watch Alabama-Georgia national title game

Five reasons to watch Alabama-Georgia national title game

Patrick Swanson / December 30,2021

Angry Dawgs: No. 3 Georgia beats No. 2 Michigan 34-11 in CFP

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — With one overwhelming half at the Orange Bowl, No. 3 Georgia showed that a humbling loss to Alabama did not break the Bulldogs.
In fact, it might have made them even stronger.
Stetson Bennett threw three touchdown passes, Nakobe Dean led an angry defense and Georgia returned to its dominant ways, beating No. 2 Michigan 34-11 on Friday night to advance to the College Football Playoff championship.
Georgia (13-1) earned a rematch with Southeastern Conference nemesis Alabama (13-1) in the title game Jan. 10 in Indianapolis.
It was a little less than a month ago the Crimson Tide rolled through the Bulldogs, shattering their air of invincibility after a 12-0 regular season in which they were hardly challenged.
If there was any question about whether the damage from that 41-24 setback would linger, the Bulldogs answered them quickly.
Georgia became the first team in the eight-year history of the CFP to score on each of its first five possessions and led 27-3 at halftime.
Michigan (12-2) entered its first playoff appearance off a milestone season, having ended a long drought against rival Ohio State on the way to winning the Big Ten.
“Let’er rip,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh told ESPN moments before kickoff.
The Bulldogs most certainly did, playing like a team out to prove a point.
Georgia scored touchdowns the first two times it had the ball, moving it at will against Heisman Trophy runner-up Aidan Hutchinson and the Michigan defense.
Bennett found freshman tight end Brock Bowers free in the flats for an 8-yard touchdown pass to cap an 80-yard opening drive.

Patrick Swanson / December 20,2021

Lithonia, Ga Automobile Inspection

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You can check the historical past of the automobile on CarFax, which takes information from insurance firms, outlets, and different providers. The mechanics are available 7 days every week from 7am to 9pm but the availability is dependent upon how busy the mechanics are. You can book an appointment on-line by selecting your location, car, and the pre-purchase inspection job. The availability of the mechanics will appear after you request a quote. On common our mechanics have over ten years of experience and most are grasp technicians with ASE Certifications. We extensively display screen all of our mechanics with background, criminal, and reference checks.
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Patrick Swanson / December 19,2021

Georgia outlasts Western Carolina, 85-79

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ATHENS, Ga. – Holding off a game effort from Western Carolina, the University of Georgia men’s basketball team topped the Catamounts, 85-79, before 7,271 spectators Monday evening at Stegeman Coliseum.
Sophomore Kario Oquendo led Georgia (5-6) with 21 points on 6-for-13 shooting, with senior Braelen Bridges pitching in with 17 points. Senior Noah Baumann led the Bulldogs with a career-high 11 rebounds, while graduate Aaron Cook also set a new career best with 12 assists to go with 13 points. For the night, the Bulldogs shot 44.6 percent from the field, including a 47.1 percent clip in the second half.
“For us, we adjusted,” said Georgia head coach Tom Crean following the game. “We had a really good finish to the game with the scoring. They were mixing defenses, and our guys were really active and playing through it. I’m proud we got this one under our belt now because I didn’t like our confidence at all on Saturday night. I thought our confidence came alive in this game.”
Georgia started fast, running out to a 10-3 lead in the opening three minutes before a short drought helped Western Carolina (6-6) narrow the margin to four. However, the Bulldogs found success from beyond the arc, returning to a double-digit lead thanks to consecutive triples from Ridgnal. As the half wore on, the Catamounts continued to cut into the Bulldog lead, making it a three-point game with 3:40 play after running off an 8-2 run.
In need of a timely bucket, Georgia found one with a 3-pointer from sophomore Jabri Abdur-Rahim coming out of the final media timeout. Western Carolina again countered with scores on three of its final four possessions, sending the teams to the locker room with Georgia leading 35-33.

Patrick Swanson / December 03,2021

Alabama Picks Georgia Apart, Setting Course for Another Playoff

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Alabama Picks Georgia Apart, Setting Course for Another Playoff

Alabama Picks Georgia Apart, Setting Course for Another Playoff

ATLANTA — Most of the time in November, Alabama barely held on. It started December by routing Georgia, the country’s top-ranked team.
The upshot felt as familiar as anything in college football: Alabama, the reigning national champion suddenly cast into an underdog’s existence after escaping three games last month by a touchdown or less, gave itself a chance to contend for another title.
Georgia, its nationally sterling defense dented Saturday in ways not previously seen this season, will almost certainly be in the field, too, when the final College Football Playoff rankings are announced on Sunday. It will just not be there as the Southeastern Conference champion, that potential squandered time and again during an evening that ended with an Alabama rout, 41-24.
For the No. 3 Crimson Tide, it was a victory plenty of its faithful had figured would not happen, not after it took four overtimes to beat unranked Auburn, not after Alabama wheezed to a win over an Arkansas team that Georgia had held scoreless.