Thanks Brasil and PeeJ. Regarding the purpling of GA. Because it has been a strong conservative Southern community (outside of Atlanta), the state is on the radar of the progressives. They see the cracks (mostly demographic-caused) and are exploiting them. GA, Macon and Savannah have outsized influence so that's been the progressive's focus. So yes, I think it will cave and go full blue in an election cycle. It's still a great state in many ways but demographics are destiny.
Christian family, 250 years of Southern heritage, stuck in a state (GA) likely going blue soon. So we are getting the house ready to sell and eastern TN is very, very high on the list of landing spots. We are looking around Cleveland, to the south and slightly east. Might consider north GA (family not far from there) but TN has many things going for it. We homeschool 3 kids, also. In the hunt for church, land, community...