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Siegel Elected as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia

Andy N. Siegel, president of Siegel Insurance, Inc., a Trusted Choice insurance agency in Atlanta, was installed as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, Inc. (IIAG) on June 13, during the association’s 118th Annual Meeting and Convention in …

Truck Driver in Deadly Tennessee Crash Cited in Florida Previous Day

Authorities say a truck driver who slammed into numerous stopped cars outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, killing six, had been cited for careless driving in Florida the previous day. According to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report, 39-year-old truck …

Bill Allowing Uber to Stay in South Carolina is Officially Law

Uber is staying in South Carolina. After the transportation network company (TNC) was halted by the state’s Public Service Commission in January and then granted a temporary license through June 30, South Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation allowing TNCs to operate …

West Virginia Lottery to Charities: Casino Night Fundraisers Are Illegal

West Virginia Lottery officials say “casino night” fundraisers conducted by charitable organizations are illegal but the Lottery does not have authority to crack down on such events. County prosecutors have shown little interest in pursuing charges against members of local …

Insight Risk Management Adds 3 Staff Members to Nashville Office

Insight Risk Management’s Nashville branch, WC Dillon Co./Insight, has hired three new staff members –Raleigh Harwell, Kaitlyn Russell, and Vickie Owens – increasing its local staff to 10. The company said the move is part of its strategy to take advantage …

National Hurricane Center, Florida University to Launch Hurricane Site in Spanish

The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season …

Census Data Breaks Down Florida Metro Area Housing Traits

New data released by federal authorities show the housing characteristics of Florida’s four major metro areas – Jacksonville, South Florida, Orlando and Tampa. According to the report, Jacksonville residents are more likely to have fireplaces in their homes than in …

Judge Won’t Recuse Prosecutors on West Virginia Chemical Spill Trial

A judge will let federal prosecutors keep working on a criminal case over a chemical spill last year in West Virginia, shooting down arguments that prosecutors should be recused from the case because they were among the 300,000 people without …

Disney Bans Selfie Sticks, Cites Safety Concerns

Don’t bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect today at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney’s water parks and Disney Quest, a gaming attraction at Downtown …

Florida PIP Clinic Owner Charged with More Than $100K in Insurance Fraud

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud announced the arrest of Dr. Troy Godsey and Renata Berriel Deazevedo for their roles in a scheme to defraud multiple insurance companies of more than $100,000. Troy Godsey, a licensed chiropractor, established Spine Health …

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