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Your wife’s survivor benefit as your widow will depend upon two things — the amount you were receiving (or were eligible to receive) at your death, and the age at which she claims her survivor benefit as your widow.Read More
They’re the Jimmy Buffett fans called Parrot Heads. They’re fans of chilled cocktails and Hawaiian shirts. You find them by the ocean and in landlocked states, getting lost in Buffett’s music. You find them in Canada, France, Australia, Mexico and Belize — just about anywhere. Including, of course, metro Atlanta.Read More
Life goes on. That is what we keep saying to ourselves. But I think we are all getting a little sideways these days.
COVID-19 wasn’t in the bag, yet we started acting as if it never existed. Crowds on July 4 completely ignored the distancing advice and, yes, they were kids, meaning the under-25 crowd — you know, the ones who will live forever.Read More
If you collect Social Security before you reach your full retirement age (FRA), your wife’s earnings from working will not be counted toward your personal earnings limit. The earnings test looks only at your personal earnings and, if you exceed the limit, Social Security will take back some of your benefits. But only your personal earnings — as reported on your W-2 or Self-Employment tax return — count.Read More
Andrew Young arguably has an unmatched perspective on this year’s Black Lives Matter/ renewed civil rights movement sparked by the George Floyd killing, as well as the current state of Atlanta.Read More
GHRS was founded in 1996 when rabbits were rising in popularity as house pets and there were few animal facilities that would take abandoned rabbits, according to shelter Manager Jennifer McGee.
“Rabbits are the third companion animal behind dogs and cats,” McGee said. “They stay in the home, they’re litter box trained, they’re very neat and tidy, and you don’t have to walk them.”Read More
Denise Fleck, president of the organization’s board of directors, said one benefit of choosing a senior animal was, “with older dogs, what you see is what you get!”
“They have already grown into their bodies and personalities, are often more low-key and just love to sit adoringly at your side,” said Fleck, of Villa Rica. “It is important to remember, however, that a 7-year-old senior dog can be quite different from a 13-year-old. So senior dogs, like senior people, have a range of needs and activity levels, but all still have so much love to give.”Read More
But as most seniors have sheltered in place, some senior medical care providers have decided to join the fight against the virus. Some have moved into jobs where they have little or no personal contact with sick patients, but others have joined younger colleagues on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight.Read More
The community answered LifeLine’s SOS call — big-time. In the first week after the shelter’s plea for help, more than 750 animals were adopted or fostered.
So many cages were emptied that LifeLine was able to rescue animals from about six rural shelters that were closing, saving about 100 animals that were going to be euthanized, Hirsch said.
“We’ve been thrilled beyond expectation with how the Atlanta community has come forward and helped,” she said.
Metro Atlanta museums and attractions have closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit and explore what some of them have to offer. Many local and intown attractions have set up online experiences, including webcams, exhibitions, activities and more.Read More
What Williams does take seriously is his media mini-empire of popular outdoor shows on WSB radio, Fox TV, cable networks and YouTube, along with a podcast, a newsletter, a presence on social media and a book- with a second on the way.
There’s good reason to take his accomplishments seriously: they have been enshrined in The Georgia Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame, The Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame, The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame and other lists of luminaries.