College Student Insurance

It's that time of year again when college students head back to their dorms or campus apartments. We're frequently asked about insurance for college students, so we though we'd share this article from the Insurance Information Institute on insuring college...

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Free Teen Driving Class

There’s nothing more tragic than losing a son or daughter to a preventable driving accident. Here’s some sobering statistics about teen driving: 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving...

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Dealing with Contractors

A Few Tips on Dealing with Contractors Whether it's a remodeled kitchen, a new patio or any reconstruction due to wind, water or fire damage, working with contractors can be tricky. Contractors (and deposits) that disappear, shoddy craftsmanship and/or a...

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Car Emergency Kits

Summer time means more travel, and sometimes that travel happens late at night and/or off the beaten path.Being stranded because of bad weather or vehicle failure can be a frightening occurrence, so it's best to be prepared. According to Ready.Gov, here are the things...

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Boating Safety

Nothing is better than those first few weekends when you can get your boat out on the water. You've been looking at, and working on it all off-season, and now it's all about to pay off. Boating Safety However, boating does have risks, and now is a good time to...

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Memorial Day 2017 in Blue Ridge

As the unofficial start of the summer season, there are lots of events in Blue Ridge this weekend, and we hope you have a safe, fun-filled weekend with family and friends, whether it's at the Arts Festival or private parties and celebrations. We'd also like to take a...

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Severe Weather Claims Response

By Kevin Panter, CIC I flew up to Washington last Wednesday to represent a group of Georgia Independent Insurance Agents at the National Big I Legislative Conference . We do this every year to help promote or fight against bad insurance laws etc. I'm proud to...

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Wildfire Safety Tips

Anyone who has met our agency owner, Kevin Panter, knows that fire safety is a subject that is near and dear to his heart. His many years serving as a volunteer fireman attest to that. We recently discovered a terrific guide to wildfire safety that was created by the...

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Teen Driving Contracts

According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day more than 6 teenagers are killed in car crashes. The #1 reason for these crashes is simple: inexperience. 60% of the teens killed were drivers, 40% were passengers. Of those killed, two thirds were young men....

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Tornado Safety

While tornadoes can occur at any time, March, April and May are the peak season for tornadoes in Georgia. Ready.Geogia has a page dedicated to tornado safety. Here's some of their advice: Before a Tornado Develop a Family Communication Plan. - click on the link to...

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