Fayette County Who’s Who in Women’s Business


Partners Gina McCombs & Miranda Kern believe that becoming a CPA is a commitment to lifelong learning.

Firm Partners, Miranda Kern and Gina McCombs, were featured in Fayette County Who’s Who in Women’s Business.  If you would like to read their story, please click here.

Loggins Kern & McCombs


Loggins Kern & McCombs
Certified Public Accountants

Loggins & Associates PC, Jonesboro accounting  firm has been boasting a new name and logo for a few months now:  Loggins Kern & McCombs  Some of you may be wondering what’s up with the new name and what does it all mean.

The name change recognizes the new partners in the firm, Miranda Kern and Gina McCombs. “Both Miranda and Gina have been involved in the firm’s strategic planning and decision-making for some time now,” said the firm’s founding partner and president, Ben Loggins.  “They have been instrumental in guiding the day-to-day operations of the firm, and I am thrilled to recognize their contributions in a more formal way by making them partners and adding them to the name of the firm.” [Read more…]

iPad Giveaway!

Make sure you visit the Loggins & Associates booth at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Expo on Tuesday, September 18th from 3-7pm to enter to win an iPad!  The Expo will be held at New Hope Baptist Church at 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, GA.

Look for the accountants in orange shirts and drop your business card in our fishbowl for a chance to win an iPad!

We have been involved with the Fayette Chamber for many years now, and their Expo is always top notch and lots of fun, so plan on stopping by to say hi!

Family and Medical Leave Act Basics

FMLA Employee GuideHere are some quick pointers on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave if you qualify.  For more information, click on the booklet, “Need Time?” shown to the right.


Do I qualify?

  • Private employers with at least 50 employees are covered by the law.  If your employer has fewer than 50 employees, they may be covered by a similar state law. [Read more…]

Congratulations, Sheila Rickard – Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor!

Congratulations to our own Sheila Rickard who last week received her certification as an Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor!

The Advanced ProAdvisor certification is designed to deepen the expertise of ProAdvisors who are already knowledgeable in QuickBooks, and distinguish Sheila as an expert and highly proficient in the field.

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Loggins Welcomes Kim Fourman

Kim Fourman joins Loggins as an Intern.  Kim lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Brian, and their four little tax credits.  She has taught high school math since 1996 at both Jonesboro High School and Grace Christian Academy.  She is currently in graduate school with the goals of earning her CPA license and MBA degree by the end of 2013.  On the weekends, she is typically at one of the local parks in Fayetteville watching her kids play baseball or soccer.

Brandy Hatfield Receives Certified Public Accountant License

Brandy Hatfield has received her Certified Public Accountant designation from the Georgia State Board of Accountancy.  Brandy joined Loggins in 2005 as an Intern and was soon promoted to Staff Accountant.  She graduated from Clayton State University in 2007 with a BBA in Accounting.   Brandy lives in McDonough with husband, James and their son, Deacon.  Brandy enjoys volunteering at Deacon’s school and PTO.

Welcome Michelle Smith!

MichelleLoggins and Associates  is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Smith to our accounting support staff.
Michelle has lived in Fayette County for ten years with husband, Sam, and two daughters, Kayla and Meghan.  Before joining Loggins & Associates, she was the accounting manager for a local builder/developer/rental property company.  Her interests include reading, scrapbooking and watching both daughers play soccer.
Please join us in welcoming Michelle to our staff!

Employee Spotlight — Sheila Rickard

SheilaSheila Rickard joined Loggins & Associates in October 2000.  She is a Para Pro Accountant and supports Gina McCombs, Miranda Kern & Josh Wilson.  Sheila also serves as a supervisor for the other Para Professionals responsible for the status and delegation of downstairs workflow.  Sheila is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is currently completing certification as an Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. 

Before joining Loggins, Sheila worked for Fox Distributing for 18 years.  Sheila says that she “loves puzzles and every new account is like a puzzle to figure out”.  Sheila is a valued member of the Loggins staff!