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January 2021 Issue

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“Being Homeless and Orphaned Was My Motivation, Not My Roadblock”

Long before he was a business owner and brand ambassador, Ed Fitzpatrick was orphaned and homeless. During these uncertain times, we hope his story will motivate you to never give up on your career dreams!

Ed was born late in his parents’ lives. His father was a World War II vet, and his mother was an aspiring entrepreneur. A business opportunity eventually brought Ed and his parents to Georgia from the west coast. However, the business opportunity didn’t pan out as expected, and both of his parents struggled to make ends meet through Ed’s teenage years. At 19, he lost his mother to cancer, and a little over a year later, his father also died of cancer. For 7 months, Ed was homeless, looking desperately for work. It was during those tough times that Ed resolved that he would never suffer from poverty again, and would work hard to make sure of it.

Thankfully, Ed was able to find work and a home, and with his talents, earned titles such as Brand Ambassador, General Manager, Top Salesman, and Head of Productions in a number of industries. However, his eventual goal was to open his own business, like his mom, and help families plan for their financial future—something that could have prevented him from being homeless after the passing of his parents. He finally opened his first life insurance business in 2018 and is currently working on his investment licenses to help Georgia residents protect their families and future.

Recently, Ed started working with Murphy Law Firm on a special project he is also passionate about—motorcycle riding. Ed joined attorney Jim Murphy in helping educate riders on what to do if they are in a motorcycle accident, offering free guides to riders and planning first-responder classes all over Georgia. He has also helped Murphy Law Firm deliver hundreds of dollars in toys to children in need during the holidays. Murphy Law Firm is proud to have Ed as part of the team.

If you are a rider, keep an eye out for Ed and Murphy Law Firm at future Motorcycle events this summer to pick up some cool swag and enter our $20,000 motorcycle giveaway. Don’t forget to download our motorcycle handbook anytime at LikeMurphyLaw.com.

College Scholarship Winner

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Single Mom With a Big Heart Wins Murphy Law Firm’s College Scholarship!

Murphy Law Firm’s College Scholarship goes to Douglasville mother to help her reach her goal towards becoming a nurse.

Ever since she was a little girl, Ameena Guiles wanted to be a nurse. Being very close to her grandmother, she saw how much care the elderly needed, and wanted to be able to provide that care for others.

At the age of 19, however, Ameena became pregnant and had to drop out of school. She was afraid that she would never reach her dream of being a nurse. Years passed, and Ameena was blessed with another child, but she found herself in a situation where she needed a fresh start. She moved down to Georgia with her two children, and finally was able to start her journey towards becoming a nurse.

Ameena is currently attending West Georgia Technical College to become an LPN while working full-time for a local bank. She takes many night classes because it’s a priority for her to be at all her kids’ school and sporting events.

Ameena hopes to one day open her own clinic for single mothers and children, as she knows how tough it can be to get good medical care when you are the sole provider for your family. We wish her the very best of luck ahead in her career!

January Recipe: Almond Moon Cookies

“I am trying to eat better in the New Year, and I love that these cookies are gluten-free and can be sugar-free too! To everyone sticking to their resolutions for 2021 — You Got This!”
Samantha
Winston, GA

Prep: 10min | Cook: 20 min | Makes 18 servings | Preheat: 325

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup finely ground almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp softened butter or vegan butter
  • 5–6 Tbsp powdered sugar or powdered Monk Fruit (divided)
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 Tsp salt
  • 1/3 Cup finely chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix almond flour, softened butter, 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, vanilla and salt in a small bowl until a cohesive dough forms. Mix until combined well. Mix in chopped pecans. You can use your hands to help mix the pecans in if needed.
  2. Roll tablespoons of the dough into a small log and then shape into a crescent moon shape. Arrange the crescents about 1 inch apart on the sheet as they will spread a bit. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes or until they start to turn light golden brown on top.
  3. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes. Transfer them to a rack to cool 10 minutes more. Place 2-3 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar in a shallow bowl and roll each cookie until coated. Let cookies cool and enjoy.
  4. Store any leftover cookies in the fridge. I’ve found that this helps the cookies keep a crisp texture and ensures that the powdered sugar doesn’t soak into the cookies.

Douglas County News

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Historic Downtown Douglasville is Getting Two New Restaurants in 2021!

Tex-Mex restaurant and Brunch Bar eatery opening later this year after remodeling.

Covid hit the restaurant industry hard last year, and as a result, two restaurant locations in downtown Douglasville have sat empty for a while. However, the City has recently announced that the former Irish Bred Pub location at 6682 Broad Street has a new owner. They plan to open a Tex-Mex food concept restaurant and have an entertainment space on the second floor. It will be some time before this new eatery is open; the remodel plans are still in the works, but the goal is mid-2021.

Another new restaurant will be moving into the former Sweet Southern ice cream shop on Church Street and will be named Gritz Brunch Bar. The owners are reported to have substantial restaurant experience and currently own two other restaurants in Douglas County. No further details are available at this time. Watch for an opening date to be announced soon!

With everything going on in the world right now, it is exciting to still have growth in our historic downtown area. I know that everyone is looking forward to trying these new places.

Discount Card From Murphy Law Firm

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Start the New Year With Up to 85% in Savings On All Your Prescriptions!

Get Your Free Discount Prescription Card for 2021 at Murphy Law Firm

Many people don’t realize that prices can vary widely from pharmacy to pharmacy. That makes it easier for big groups like ours to negotiate discounts directly with pharmacies who will accept the discount cards.

99% of all U.S. pharmacies accept our discount card, including big-name pharmacies like CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid right here in Douglasville.

We encourage you to drop by and pick up your own personal discount card! There is no cost to join and you can compare pharmacy pricing and find the lowest price near you. Even if you have insurance, you may still be able to save, as discount prices are often lower than your co-pays, and it provides savings on drugs not covered by your insurance.

Our FREE Card can save you an average of $200 annually! Stop by our office to get yours!

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