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Gresham to Lead Expansion of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources into Carolinas

Consulting Actuary Legaré W. Gresham has established Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc.’s presence the Carolinas with the opening of an office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm continues to grow both domestically and internationally. Gresham has more than 10 years …

Chicken Processor Settles Florida Water Pollution Suit for $1.4M

A major chicken processing plant that has been cited for polluting the Suwannee River settled a lawsuit on Wednesday that was brought by environmental groups in Florida. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. settled the suit with Environment Florida and the Sierra Club, …

Alabama Department of Insurance Launches Online Help Chat for Agents, Consumers

The Alabama Department of Insurance has launched a new online chat to offer consumers another avenue to have their insurance questions answered quickly. Representatives are now available at www.aldoi.gov to help with common insurance-related questions. The chat box is located …

The Hilb Group Acquires David Hill and Associates of North Carolina

The Hilb Group, LLC (THG) has acquired David Hill & Associates, Inc. (DHA) of Wilmington, N.C. DHA will be joining the existing Hilb Group office in Wilmington to build an expanded benefits practice. DHA represents THG’s 41st acquisition since 2009 …

Large Mississippi Auction Company Building Destroyed by Fire

An early Monday morning fire in Mississippi has destroyed a 15,000-square-foot (1,394-sq. meter) auction company. Corinth Fire Department Training Officer Jerry Whirley told news outlets that five units responded to the blaze at Scotty Little and Associates Auction Company just …

Georgia CPA Arrested for Falsifying Insurance Apps, Taking $11K in Benefits

A certified public accountant (CPA) in Georgia has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud by Special Fraud Investigators from the Georgia Department of Insurance (GADOI), according to a statement from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. Earle Turner, Sr., 67, …

Florida’s Everglades City Pushes Toward Recovery After Irma’s Hard Hit

Two months after Hurricane Irma’s storm surge slammed through tiny Everglades City, the mountains of debris that lined the streets have been reduced to scattered piles and the occasional abandoned stove or refrigerator. The community church held its first indoor …

Georgia College Expanding Commercial Truck Driver Training Program

A Georgia college is expanding its training program for commercial truck drivers as the U.S. faces a national trucker shortage. WALB-TV reports Albany Technical College plans to increase the number of seats in its commercial driving program by a third …

Alliant Adds Grassi to Financial Sector Team

Financial institutions specialist Paul Grassi has joined Alliant’s Alliant Americas division as senior vice president where he will work to provide a full range of insurance and risk management products to clients in the financial sector. Grassi will focus on …

North Carolina Environmental Officials to Take Action Over GenX Spill

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality says a spill resulting in an increase of toxic chemical levels in a river hadn’t been reported by a chemical company until regulators approached. The StarNews reports state Environmental Quality officials said in …

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