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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this...

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Personal Offense Coverage: Cheaper than you think

We live in a world where people can post their thoughts on social media websites for everyone to read. Your customers may not realize it, but this exposes them to the risk of being sued. Their lives can change in an...

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Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your...

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Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. Or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader. Or all of the above – and more. When you add it all up, you may find you have thousands and thousands of dollars tied up in...

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How to Deal With Road Rage

Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations...

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Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for...

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Prevent Regret


Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it...

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Insurance 101 for new business owners

If you’re thinking about starting a small business, you know a thing or two about taking risks. Your entrepreneurial spirit is not only commendable, it’s critical to keeping our economy going. But at the same time, it’s...

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Cyber coverage: A new business necessity

Does your business need cyber coverage?The simple answer is yes. If you have a computer—or even just do business with someone who has a computer—you, your business and your information are at risk. And the consequences...

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What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to clean the cobwebs out of the corners, organize the closets and so forth. While you’re at it, don’t forget to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your...

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Insurance 101 for new business owners

If you’re thinking about starting a small business, you know a thing or two about taking risks. Your entrepreneurial spirit is not only commendable, it’s critical to keeping our economy going. But at the same time, it’s...

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Insuring your college-bound student

If you have a son or daughter heading off for college, you’re probably thinking about dorm supplies, textbooks and how you’re going to cope with being apart from your ‘baby’. But if you’re like many parents, insurance...

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Put it Away

Video provided courtesy of Grange Insurance. Contact Southern Insurance Associates today at Info [at] SouthernInsuranceAssociates [dot] com or 706-996-8788 for your insurance needs. We provide insurance in the GA, TN...

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Infographic: Benefits of buying insurance with an independent agent

Buying insurance on your own can be like climbing a mountain without an experienced mountaineer to help you get to the top. If your car is hit by someone with minimal or even zero car insurance, do you want your auto...

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Safety tips to protect your contracting business and employees

In the contracting world, it literally takes sweat (and sometimes blood and tears) to build up a business. After all the hard work you’ve put in, you don’t want to see anything bring your company down. But the reality...

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Slideshow: 6 small business safety hazards (and how to avoid them)

Owning a small business is all about knowing when to take risks and when to play it safe. But when it comes to workplace safety, your only option is to take the safest route and eliminate risks. As a small business...

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The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So, which is...

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Allstate to Implement Massive Statewide Rate Increase

ALLSTATE TO IMPLEMENT STATEWIDE INCREASE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION ATLANTA – Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is issuing a consumer alert to inform AllstateProperty & Casualty Insurance Company...

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Navigate Rainy Roadways With Care

It’s just rain — how much impact can it really have on your driving? The answer: a lot. You’re likely to experience lower visibility, reduced traction and increased difficulty in handling your car both during and after...

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Identity Protection Tips for Tax Season

What’s the most important number for you this tax season? The amount of your refund? The amount you owe? The number of hours spent poring over all the other numbers? All of those are pretty important, but none of them...

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Winter

Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to...

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DO you have GAPS?

Contact Southern Insurance Associates in LaFayette, GA to discuss the gaps in your insurance coverage. Info [at] SouthernInsuranceAssociates [dot] com or 706-996-8788. We can provide insurance for your needs in GA, TN,...

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Six things to do when a frozen pipe bursts

If low temperatures cause water to freeze inside pipes, pressure can build up and cause weak points inside the pipe to burst. Unfortunately, water may then pour into your home and cause damage. How to handle a pipe that...

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How to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S....

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Tips for tying the insurance knot

Tips for tying the insurance knot - Invitations? Check. Rings? Check. Honeymoon reservations? Check. Insurance policies? Um, what? We get it. If you're planning a wedding, insurance considerations likely aren't at the...

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