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Blaze Rips Through North Georgia Lumber Business

A massive fire that started Thursday at a north Georgia lumber facility was expected to take days to burn itself out. North Georgia Hardwoods in Cleveland caught fire before dawn Thursday. The blaze was contained by 7:30 a.m., Cleveland Fire …

Texas’ Fairly Group Offering COVID-19 Insurance for College Sports Programs

Amarillo, Texas-based Fairly Group and its sister-company OccuNet have unveiled an insurance product that covers medical expenses for collegiate student athletes who contract COVID-19. Inspired by the viral #wewanttoplay campaign created by Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, the policy is …

AccuRisk Solutions, Convex Expand Occupational Insurance Options for Texas Nonsubscribers

AccuRisk Solutions has teamed up with Convex Group Limited (Convex) to offer occupational accident and employer’s liability coverage to Texas employers that have opted out of workers’ compensation. AccuRisk254 is available in all Texas counties. AccuRisk said the partnership allows …

Graceland Expansion Lawsuit Against City of Memphis Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises against the city of Memphis over a delay in approval for expansion plans at Graceland. U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays dismissed the complaint Thursday, saying the company had …

Gunn Named Illinois Young Agent of the Year

Nick Gunn of Groveland, Ill., has named Young Agent of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL). Gunn was presented with the Young Agent of the Year Award for demonstrating exceptional service to the insurance …

Black Man Shot by Iowa Police Settles Suit for $400K

A Black man who was shot by police outside an Iowa nightclub five years ago and alleged he was singled out because of his race has agreed to a nearly $400,000 settlement. Jovan Darnell Webb, 33, was wounded while attempting …

3.2-Magnitude Quake Shakes Area on Oklahoma-Kansas Border

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook an area on the Kansas-Oklahoma line on Oct. 22, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The tremor struck at 8:17 p.m. and was centered in a remote area 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Ponca City, …

Zurich North America Connects Its Attorneys With Pro Bono Needs in Illinois

Insurer Zurich North America is collaborating with the digital legal company Paladin to connect Zurich’s attorneys with pro bono service opportunities. Approximately 97% of respondents to a recent survey by Legal Services Corp. expected a sharp increase in legal needs …

Some Alaskans Beyond Danger Received Tsunami Warning

Some Alaska residents received tsunami warnings on their cellphones following an earthquake earlier this week, including customers in the Anchorage area who were outside the potential danger zone. There was no concern over a tsunami reaching Anchorage, more than 500 …

Power Outages in California as Winds Boost Fire Danger

Large swaths of California had no electricity Monday as utilities tried to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires while the fire-weary state was buffeted by powerful winds and dangerously dry weather conditions. About 300,000 power customers, more than …