Patrick Swanson / February 12,2023

How Georgia King Passes Away? Georgia King, a Civil Rights Leader from Memphis, has Died.

  • How Georgia king Passes Away?
  • Who is Georgia king?
  • Tributes to Georgia king:
  • Georgia King, a civil rights leader from Memphis, has died. The Memphis trailblazer died on February 7, 2023. King, also known as “Mother King” in the community, is leaving a legacy of service to others. She began her advocacy career in her early twenties as a representative for the Memphis community’s homeless. She made it her personal goal to feed and care for the needy and oppressed. “I sow seeds,” she explained. “And seek courage and guidance from the Lord.” In 2012, King also created the Memphis Bus Riders Union to ensure equal treatment for riders of all races and creeds. In 2018, King received the MLK 50 Award for Leadership and Activism.

    How Georgia king Passes Away?

    The 82-year-old, who has been an icon for social justice and giving back to the community, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, according to their family. She had recently suffered from health concerns, and her daughter and family had been fundraising to improve their own home for her. Mother Georgia King has been a Memphis icon for social justice and a Civil Rights pioneer for decades. In the 1960s, she was a member of the sanitation workers’ I Am A Man Movement and the Poor People’s Campaign. Mother King’s time and energy have since been devoted to action and advocacy for individuals who are homeless.

Patrick Swanson / February 12,2023

4 Georgia HBS Attorneys Honored in the 2023 Super Lawyers Magazine

4 Georgia HBS Attorneys Honored in the 2023 Super Lawyers Magazine

4 Georgia HBS Attorneys Honored in the 2023 Super Lawyers Magazine

GEORGIA – February 9, 2023 – We are excited to congratulate John E. Hall, Jr., Rush S. Smith, Jr., C. Michael Johnson, and James B. Durham as they have been recognized for their outstanding legal service and selected to the 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers list once again.

John E. Hall, Jr.

John Hall was honored for his work in personal injury medical malpractice defense. This is the nineteenth time he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in this field. John is one of the founding partners of Hall Booth Smith. He specializes in the defense of high exposure cases including medical malpractice, batch claims, construction, commercial litigation, mass torts, transportation, and products liability.

John has established himself as one of the top litigators in the health care field and has tried over 125 cases to resolution. His expertise in high exposure birth trauma and catastrophic cases resulted in his being named National Counsel for several major insurance carriers. John also maintains a robust corporate practice in International, International Trade and Finance, Arbitration/Mediation, Business Structures, Health Care, and Commercial Litigation.

Patrick Swanson / January 23,2023

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Patrick Swanson / January 15,2023

DeKalb County homeowners concerned property is getting damaged from neighboring construction site – WSB-TV Channel 2


Ellenwood residents said it’s a cacophony of noises, constantly coming from an expanding tractor-trailer and dump truck parking lot.

“I initially saw a lot of clearing of trees then then I saw the development of what appeared to be a parking lot for 18 wheelers,” said Ericka Watkins.

Westside Place home owners told Channel 2′s Ashli Lincoln they noticed what they’re describing as abrasive construction work impacting their homes.

“It affected our daily living,” Alan Watkins said.

Residents said they were even more shocked to see land had been cleared for the truck parking lot under a section of a Georgia Power power grid.

Channel 2 Action News brought this to the attention of Georgia power.

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In a statement Georgia Power said:

Patrick Swanson / January 08,2023

Roast. Pour. Repeat.


Good grief, not a story about another coffee shop…

Don’t worry, it’s not. Stationed in Thornbury, ON, Good Grief is a café and a wholesale coffee supplier that aims to be much more than just another coffee shop.

And it’s got some personality, too.

Founded by friends Alix Haddy and Jesse Keast, Good Grief sets the bar pretty high when it comes to coffee shops in South Georgian Bay. Their attention to detail extends not only to the beans they roast, but to their design-forward aesthetic — right down to their signature pink lids and funky apparel.


Since opening in 2019, Good Grief has made a big impression on the small town, serving house-roasted beans and a variety of danishes, donuts, croissants, scones, and cookies, all baked fresh daily. It all started because Keast thought it would be a good idea to get a boring, 9-5 job downtown Collingwood years ago.

“The best part of my day there was coffee break,” he laughs. He became obsessed with trying to brew the perfect cup of coffee, and in the process, fell in love with the, well, process.


When he found out a new business was opening in Collingwood that planned to do coffee well, he saw it as an opportunity for him to look behind the scenes and see what operating a business was all about. So he got a job at Gibson & Company when it opened, which is where he was introduced to his new friend, now business partner. Haddy had recently moved up from Toronto to help open the coffee shop, and the two quickly became friends.

Patrick Swanson / December 16,2022

Today in Great Lakes History – December 18


Canada Steamship lines GEORGIAN BAY (Hull#149) was launched during a snowstorm on December 18, 1953, at Collingwood, Ontario by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd.

The 425-foot Finnish tanker KIISLA ran aground while transiting the North Entrance of Buffalo Harbor on the 29th of December 1989. The ship was inbound with xylene for the Noco Product Terminal in Tonawanda when it strayed from the navigation channel due to reduced visibility from heavy snow squalls and grounded near the #1 green buoy of the Black Rock Canal. She was towed off the rocks by tugboats from Buffalo and then tied up at the Burnette Trucking Dock (formerly the Penn Dixie Dock) on the Buffalo River for Coast Guard inspection. A diver found a 47-inch by 5-inch crack below the waterline at the #1 ballast tank, with a large rock firmly wedged in the outer hull plating, but with no damage to the inner hull or cargo tanks. The ship was cleared to head back to Sarnia to off-load her cargo before repairs could be made.

In 1921, 94 vessels were laid up at Buffalo with storage grain when a winter gale struck. The 96 mile-per-hour winds swept 21 vessels ashore and damaged 29 others. Three weeks were required to restore order to the Buffalo waterfront.

Canada Steamship Lines NANTICOKE (Hull#218) was launched December 18, 1979, at Collingwood, Ontario by Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. Retired in 2020 as SALARIUM.

The tug AMERICA freed the ore carrier IRVING S. OLDS in 1956, after the OLDS grounded entering the River Raisin from Lake Erie. The OLDS stuck at a 45-degree angle to the channel, while entering for winter lay up.

JOHN T. HUTCHINSON was laid up for the last time December 18, 1981, at Cleveland, Ohio.

Patrick Swanson / December 12,2022

A Year Full of Impact: A Look at 2022 By the Numbers

  • Giving The Region’s Commuters A Way to (Re)Try Transit, Biking and More
  • Driving Change Through Employer and Community Partnerships
  • Georgia Commute Schools
  • To New Heights in 2023
  • At Georgia Commute Options, we like to keep tabs on how we’re doing with our mission to change how people commute to work. As we finish out 2022, we’re looking back at this year in numbers. 

    Over the years, we’ve stayed true to our mission to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in the Atlanta region. Here’s a snapshot of our top achievements in 2022 in three areas: Regional programs, employer partnerships and school programs. 

    Giving The Region’s Commuters A Way to (Re)Try Transit, Biking and More

    First, we’d like to look at the results of our regional campaigns, which introduce and encourage positive commuting behaviors among the metro region’s workforce. In 2023, we hosted three successful regional campaigns: (Re)try Transit, Biketober and the Million Air Challenge. Each campaign had strong participation, contributing to less cars on the road and reducing air pollution.

Patrick Swanson / December 09,2022

Is Lake Lanier over a town? Lake Lanier, the ‘haunted’ Georgia reservoir, has a complicated history, including racism, Details explored!

  • Why is Lake Lanier haunted? Explaining the Roots of Oscarville’s Huge
  • Another urban legend about the alleged haunted Lake Lanier

    Lake Lanier, situated near Oscarville, Georgia, is where a guy of 20 years of age was found dead after having drowned there. Around Memorial Day, the kid was swimming across the man-made Lake. The issue was handled by game wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, who used side-scan sonar to track down the missing individual, according to the agency. Lake Lanier has a murky and deadly past, despite being a popular place for fishing, boating, and sunbathing. Numerous drownings have been reported in the region in recent years. Reginald Terrell Whitehead, 30, and Michael Thompson, 61, both passed away in May of this year within a few hours. Dontay Lane, 17, of Lithonia, was rescued from Lake Lanier weeks before the event after coming dangerously close to drowning. Kile Glover, 11, son of musician Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster, was the latest victim of the Lake.

Patrick Swanson / November 29,2022

Herschel Walker Once Said He Was the Target of Racism. Now He Claims It Doesn’t Exist.

Herschel Walker Once Said He Was the Target of Racism. Now He Claims It Doesn’t Exist.

Herschel Walker Once Said He Was the Target of Racism. Now He Claims It Doesn’t Exist.

Herschel Walker speaks during a campaign rally in Greensboro, Georgia, on November 29.John Bazemore/AP

Patrick Swanson / November 27,2022

Relax, a Little Stress Might Be Good for You


If holiday demands get you frazzled, you can take heart from a new study: When it comes to stress, a little is good.

“The bad outcomes of stress are pretty clear and not new,” said Assaf Oshri, lead author of the study and an associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

“But there’s less information about the effects of more limited stress,” Oshri said in a university news release. “Our findings show that low to moderate levels of perceived stress were associated with elevated working memory neural activation, resulting in better mental performance.”

Working memory is the short-term information you use everyday for things like remembering a phone number or recalling directions on how to get someplace.

For the study, the researchers analyzed MRI scans from the Human Connectome Project, a project sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Scans came from more than 1,000 people with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Those who reported having low or moderate stress levels had increased activity in the parts of the brain that involve working memory.

Meanwhile, those who reported high stress had a decline in those areas, the findings showed.

The research team assessed perceived stress levels through questions like these: “In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly?” and “In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do?”

The investigators also asked participants if they felt they had a meaningful life, and about the availability of friend-based support.


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