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A deeper explanation of our SPLOST

04/22/2024 Sharon Swanepoel 0

HISTORY & BACKGROUND Coming up on the May 21st election ballot will be a renewal of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, better known as SPLOST. For some background, there are currently three one-penny-per-dollar […]

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Technology Has Robbed Our Children

08/09/2023 Sharon Swanepoel 0

Photo credit: Darrell Everidge As school starts back and as I watch my grandchildren grow I’m concerned because in today’s digital age, children are growing up surrounded by an unprecedented level of technology. While technology undoubtedly […]

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Legalese — Justice Delayed

06/18/2022 Lori Duff 0

“Justice delayed is justice denied.”  This is a legal maxim long held to be true.  Who said it first is open to debate – William Gladstone is often given credit, and he did use those […]

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Legalese — Freedom of Religion

06/04/2022 Lori Duff 0

In my last Legalese column, I talked about the First Amendment, most specifically the Freedom of Speech.  I’d like to talk about the First Amendment some more, this time focusing a little bit more on […]

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Legalese — The First Amendment

05/21/2022 Lori Duff 0

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, […]

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Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Trusts

03/12/2022 Lori Duff 0

When people come to me for estate planning, they have some idea that powers of attorney, wills, and trusts are involved.  They usually aren’t sure what the difference is between them, or, they have some […]

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Legalese — Arbitration

02/06/2022 Lori Duff 0

Most of us have heard the word ‘arbitration’ at some point, but not everyone is sure about what it is.  Arbitration is a type of alternative dispute resolution, like mediation, but the neutral third party […]

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Legalese — Why Legitimate?

01/29/2022 Lori Duff 0

Whatever our political divide, we can all agree on one thing: babies are cute.  Babies make people smile, and are a physical reminder that whatever happens, life goes on.  Babies are life going on.  Unfortunately, […]

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