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Monday, 28 January 2019 22:50

AL Senator Doug Jones' Legislation Would Delay Auto Tariffs

Written by Adam Powell, Selma Times-Journal

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, along with Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, reintroduced the Automotive Jobs Act Jan. 15, which would delay the 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles and auto parts proposed by President Donald Trump, according to a press release from Jones’ office.

On Jan. 19, Russ Swift of Fantastic Finishes, a luxury collision repair center, partnered with Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County, FL, Sheriff’s Office to refurbish and gift a 2018 Dodge Caravan to The Hometown Foundation for Sebastian Castano, one of the organization’s Dream Riders.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:52

Morgan County Auto Body Program Gets State Recognition in AL

Written by Deangelo McDaniel, The Decatur Daily

A program that Morgan County Schools wants to turn into an employment pipeline for the planned Mazda Toyota plant in Greenbrier has been recognized as an educational model.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:49

State Rep. Jason Fischer Files Bill Backing Autonomous Vehicles in FL

Written by Drew Wilson, Florida Politics

State Rep. Jason Fischer filed the first autonomous vehicle---aka self-driving car---legislation of the 2019 Legislative Session.

A Decatur, GA, auto body shop owner pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to staging car crashes and inflicting intentional damage on customers' cars to pocket larger insurance payments.

Monday, 21 January 2019 22:01

Man Charged With 13 Car Break-Ins, Burglary at Macon, GA, Body Shop

Written by Staff, WGXA

A 20-year-old Macon, GA, man was arrested Jan. 16 in connection to a burglary and entering auto investigation of a local business.

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