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Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the June 28 opening of a new collision repair location in Dallas, Georgia.

Atlanta I-CAR Committee Golf Tournament Raises Over $40K for CREF

Attendees enjoyed the beautiful weather


On April 28, the Atlanta I-CAR Committee hosted its 7th Annual Golf Tournament at the Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm in Woodstock, GA. Nearly 200 golfers participated, and proceeds from the event benefitted the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).

GTCC Collision Repair Students Receive Tools to Succeed











William Cornstock, GTCC

GTCC Collision Repair Students Receive Tools to Succeed










 Sgt. Ray Alston, GTCC

Photos by Jana Carver

Two Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) students in the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program recently received tool grants through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).

Randolph Community College will offer evening courses in its Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program this fall for the first time in several years. The courses will lead to a 14-credit-hour certificate.



On June 2, Patrick Henry Community College met with local auto body professionals to help develop an academic program to train future employees.

An online car title lender that charged outrageous interest rates and took consumers’ cars with little or no warning has been banned from making loans in North Carolina.

Three Meridian men have been arrested following their indictments for insurance fraud in Lauderdale County, Attorney General Jim Hood announced on June 17.

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Toreno Griffin, 35

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All Roads Lead to Montross

All roads lead to Montross
Rows of colorful vintage cars were the main attraction at this unique event. (Photo: Westmoreland News)

The 23rd annual Northern Neck Region (NNR) Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Antique Auto Show cruised through Montross Saturday, June 11 to Stan’s Skateland, welcoming participants to showcase many of their authentic motor vehicles in hopes of taking home various trophies and cash prizes.

FL Shop Profile: Dick and Todd Cornwall of C&C Auto Body

L-R: Dick Cornwell, founder of C&C Auto - Dave Harris, C&C Auto Mechanic - Todd Cornwell, Dick's Son and Current Owner of C&C Auto

Dick Cornwall had three big dreams.

He wanted to drive a wrecker, be his own boss, and have an RV. Luckily, his dreams came true thanks to a lot of hard work, dedication and community support.

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A Florida judge has closed the case brought forth by body shops in Mississippi against insurers for alleged “steering” and “price fixing.” On May 27, Judge Gregory Presnell dismissed the state claims in Capitol Body Shop et al, v. State Farm et al, with prejudice, meaning they cannot be refiled.

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