"A garnishment proceeding is an action between the plaintiff and garnishee." Code Ann. 46-401 (Ga. L. 1976, pp. 1608, 1616). That this has always been the rule, see Fulton Nat. Bank v. Young, 123 Ga. App. 91 (179 SE2d 529) (1970)
No final judgment has been entered in this case, and it is still pending following payment into court by the garnishee of certain sums deducted from payroll which became due between the 30th and 45th day after the second service of the affidavit and bond in garnishment. (The garnishee, a United States governmental entity, refused and returned the original service but answered the second service.) As to the propriety of the service, see Code Ann. 46-104.