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New Army Cyber Command Headquarters to Open in Georgia

Military officials at Fort Gordon in east Georgia have broken ground for the future headquarters of the U.S. Army’s cyber operations. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army, said the recent groundbreaking is …

Reliance Partners Taps Claridy to Lead New Alabama Office

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Reliance Partners, a provider of commercial insurance focused on the transportation and logistics space, has announced the opening of the company’s new Birmingham, Ala., location. Eddie Claridy will lead the new Reliance operation locally in Birmingham. He is …

$29.5M to be Paid Out From Florida’s Pulse Nightclub Victims’ Fund

Officials with a fund created from donations for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting say they will distribute $29.5 million on 305 claims when the process is completed. Officials with OneOrlando Fund said Dec. 2 that $27.4 million has been …

Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14 Allegedly Started by 2 Juveniles

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Officials offered few other …

Florida’s Citizens to Lawmakers: AOB Reform Must be Passed in 2017

Florida lawmakers can expect substantial pressure to tackle the assignment of benefits (AOB) and water loss claims crisis from the state’s insurer of last resort when Florida’s legislative session begins early next year. At a governing board meeting Wednesday, leaders …

3 Lawsuits Filed Over Tennessee Bus Crash That Killed 6 Kids

So far, three lawsuits have been filed following a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six children and injured several more. The Chattanooga Times Free Press each of the lawsuits have been filed in Hamilton County against Durham …

Former Hartford Exec Askins Joins Iroquois South

Columbia, S.C., native Mark Askins has joined Iroquois South as a regional manager for South Carolina and western North Carolina.  Askins spent more than 20 years with The Hartford, most recently as their Richmond, Va., branch manager. Askins began his …

Worker Killed, 2 Others Injured in South Carolina Plant Accident

Authorities say one worker is dead and two other injured after a pipe with hot chemicals burst at a plant that makes plastics used in bottles in Calhoun County, S.C. Coroner Donnie Porth told media outlets that the solution used …

Train Carrying BMWs Derails in South Carolina; Damages 97 Cars

Authorities say a train carrying BMWs from an automaking plant in South Carolina derailed on Sunday and that 97 of the vehicles were damaged. Multiple media organizations report that the train carrying nearly 100 cars was on its way to …

400 Orange Trees Stolen From Florida Grove

Authorities in a central Florida county are looking for a thief who stole more than 400 newly-planted orange trees from a grove. Orlando television station WFTV reported Monday that Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies were investigating the disappearance of the …

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