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Worker Killed at North Carolina Campbell’s Soup Plant

Oan has died and another was hurt when a trash container fell off a forklift at a soup plant in North Carolina. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that 59-year-old Alex Radford of Laurinburg died late Sunday morning …

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Close to Energy Construction Practice in Alabama

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has tapped Josh Close as client services coordinator in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala.-based national energy construction practice, reporting to EPIC Principal Brian Tanner. Close will be involved in all aspects of client support, account rounding …

Fire Sparked by Air Conditioning Unit at Tennessee Assisted Living Facility Injures 1

A fire official says a blaze at a Tennessee assisted living facility injured one person and led to dozens of others being evacuated from the building. Officials told news outlets that an air conditioning unit caught fire Monday night in …

Alabama Farmer Pleads Guilty in $919K Crop Insurance Scam

Authorities say an Alabama farmer has acknowledged falsifying documents that allowed him to receive $919,000 in crop insurance money he wasn’t entitled to. The Dothan Eagle reported last month that Dexter Day Gilbert pleaded guilty recently to submitting false applications …

Health Officials Investigating Tennessee Zipline Sickness Outbreak

The Tennessee Department of Health says its investigation continues into gastrointestinal illness that affected more than 500 people who visited a zipline attraction. Officials have said E. coli bacteria caused the sickness, but the Health Department said Thursday that some …

5 Southeast States Participate in Speed Enforcement Operation

Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. “Operation Southern Shield” will run through Sunday, July 22. Law enforcement in Georgia and Alabama will join Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina in pulling over …

J.M. Wilson Adds Silverman as Assistant Transportation Underwriter in South Carolina

J.M. Wilson has added Cassandra Silverman as assistant transportation underwriter to its North Charleston, S.C., office. Silverman is responsible for quoting new and renewal business, corresponding with carrier underwriters, and assisting independent agents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and …

Judge Rules Airbnb Can’t Dodge Aimco’s Illegal Sublease Claims in Miami

Airbnb Inc., having escaped a major U.S. landlord’s lawsuit over partying tourists at high-end Los Angeles apartments, will have to defend itself against the same allegations by the same landlord in Miami. A Florida state court judge on Wednesday denied …

New Agency Meddix Insurance Launches in Southeast

Rocky Mount, N.C.-based MSH Insurance Agency has launched a new retail insurance agency to service clients in the hospice, home health and durable medical equipment industries. The new agency will be called Meddix Insurance, and will offer general liability, property, …

Family of Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victim Files $100M Lawsuit

A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father. The Tennessean reports Shaundelle Brooks filed the suit Wednesday on …

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