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Monday, 22 January 2018 23:14

Former Dade City, FL, Police Officer Charged With Insurance Fraud

Written by Staff, WFLA

A former Dade City, FL, police officer was arrested Jan. 18 for insurance fraud among other charges, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The Boyd Group Inc. recently announced the Jan. 12, 2018 opening of a collision repair location in Lawrenceville, GA.

Friday, 19 January 2018 18:45

Family Era Comes to an End at Chapman’s Paint & Body Shop in GA

Written by Carolyn Iamon, The Post Searchlight

A business that began when Clyde Chapman opened his first auto paint and repair shop on Bainbridge Street in 1957 came to an end Dec. 28, 2017.

Monday, 15 January 2018 22:10

Tougher Texting While Driving Ban Moves in Florida House

Written by Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida

With support from the House speaker, a proposal to make texting while driving a “primary” offense in Florida received unanimous support Jan. 9 from a House panel as the 2018 legislative session opened.

Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting announced the opening of a new franchise, Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair at 6397 Summergale Dr., Memphis, TN, 38134. 

Friday, 12 January 2018 00:14

Icy Roads Lead to Busy Hours for Auto Body Shops in VA

Written by Caroline Coleburn, NBC 29

The Jan. 9 morning commute left some cars banged up after icy patches caused lots of slipping and sliding. Body shops are busy banging out dents.

The Mississippi Insurance Department and the Mississippi Collision Repair Association have teamed up to protect residents from buying cars damaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

With a varied workload that consists of painting cars, motorcycles, planes and boats, restoring hot rods and repairing vehicles post-collision, Youngblood Kustomz in Buford, GA, is flourishing and getting the accolades and awards that come with its imaginative and inspired work. 

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:12

Man Tries for Years To Get Airbag Fixed in Punta Gorda, FL

Written by Karys Belger, Fox 4 News

Anthony Freeman loves his car---a scarlet Lincoln MKZ. 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:53

Auto Body Parts Distributor Eyes Northeast Memphis Site

Written by Patrick Lantrip, Memphis Daily News

Salt Lake City, Utah-based aftermarket auto body parts distributor Certifit Inc. is planning a 604,800-square-foot distribution facility on the southwest corner of Appling and Reese roads in Memphis, TN.

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