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Canal Insurance Adds to Leadership Team

South Carolina-based Canal Insurance Company named Jarrell Hall, assistant vice president – marketing & business development and Linda Lewis, assistant vice president – casualty claims. Hall assumes the responsibility for overseeing all marketing activities and development of general agent relationships. …

Tainted Feed Blamed for Florida Horse Deaths

Eighteen poisoned horses are being treated to spa days in their Florida stables, with their young riders brushing their manes and tails, painting their hooves, feeding them hay and petting their noses. There’s nothing else anyone can do for the …

West Virginia High School Students Help With Disaster Relief

Martinsburg High School junior Camila Taylor-Perotti may have a broader perspective since she grew up in a military family, and has seen some of the problems faced by people in other countries – experiences that only heighten her desire to …

Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina Boy’s Death at School Bus Stop

The parents of an 11-year-old boy killed two years ago when a motorist passed a school bus and hit the child as he crossed the street is suing the driver and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education. The Winston-Salem Journal …

One Million Gallons of Wastewater Spill in South Carolina

Workers continue to clean up in Georgetown, S.C., after an estimated 1 million gallons of untreated wastewater spilled. Area media outlets report the spill was reported Monday when a main that carries wastewater to the city’s treatment plant was found …

West Virginia Meatloaf Death Cases Moved to Federal Court

A lawsuit blaming a restaurant’s meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband is moving to federal court. In October, former Delegate Virginia Starcher’s family filed the lawsuit against New Albany, Ohio-based Bob Evans …

BusinessFirst Now Offers Workers’ Comp Coverage in Georgia

BusinessFirst Insurance Company, a monoline workers’ compensation company, announced that it is now offering coverage to employers in Georgia. The company is offering workers’ compensation coverage in Georgia for policies with effective dates of January 1, 2015, or later. In …

Fire Heavily Damages Georgia Church

Authorities are searching for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a church in Roswell, just north of Atlanta. Firefighters responded to the blaze at the Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church on Old Alabama Road around 2 a.m. Sunday. They …

Florida Carjackers Couldn’t Drive Stick Shift

Police in Florida say two would-be carjackers almost got away with a vehicle in Ocala but didn’t know how to drive a stick shift. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the owner of a 2014 Toyota Corolla told police he was sitting …

County Jails Across Nation at Risk in Disasters

When record-breaking floodwaters inundated a Florida jail, sending clothes dryers floating and natural gas seeping into the building that was running on generator power, no outside agency had the authority to force county officials to move the 600 men and …

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