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Friday, 27 October 2017 18:47

Public Safety Students Get Real-Life Lessons in Lakeland, FL, Thanks to Local Businesses

Written by Staff, Polk Newsroom

Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy cadets participated one recent morning in traffic-stop simulations---lessons that are now more realistic thanks to some local donors.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 16:27

MAACO Opens New Location in Port Charlotte, FL

Maaco has opened a new location in Port Charlotte, FL, to serve the southwest region of the state. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 16:09

Limestone County Career Tech Center in Athens, AL, Expanding into the Future

Written by Sarah Pavlik-Hernandez, The News Courier

Over the last four years, student enrollment at the Limestone County Career Technical Center has nearly doubled as more and more young people pursue careers in technical fields. 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 23:25

Police Identify Man Who Died after Vehicle Fell on Him in VA

Written by Amir Vera, The Virginian-Pilot

A man died Oct. 8 after a vehicle fell on him at an auto body shop.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 17:39

Massive $23 Million Auto Insurance Fraud in FL was an Intricate Operation

Written by Paula McMahon, Sun Sentinel

We thank Sun Sentinel for reprint permission. 


When the feds started scrutinizing two men accused of running a massive $23 million auto insurance fraud at chiropractic clinics in South Florida, their defense attorneys say investigators had a theory the ringleaders were part of the Russian mob.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:44

Gene L. Hamilton Obituary

Gene Lee Hamilton, age 71, of Duluth, passed away on Oct 22, 2017.

Friday, 20 October 2017 22:36

Mitchell's Body Shop in Jackson, TN, Earns Official Certification

Written by Staff, The Jackson Sun

Mitchell's Body Shop has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facility necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. 

With insurers arguing that a practice known as “assignment of benefits” is driving up costs, a Senate Republican recently filed a proposal that could lead to required inspections before damaged windshields are repaired or replaced.

Service King Collision Repair Centers, with the help of its local Memphis teammates, recently presented a donation in the amount of $25,000 to the Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:13

Aspiring Shop Owner S.O.A.R.s to New Heights

Written by Tevin Stinson, WS Chronicle

Senior Skip Day could be considered a national holiday.  

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