Georgia News

Insurers For High Crime Areas on Notice After Georgia Court Affirms $43M Verdict

A Georgia appeals court has upheld a $43 million premises liability verdict against the CVS Pharmacy chain, ruling that the company failed to take security measures to prevent the shooting of a patron in 2012. The case is the latest …

4 Injured After Apartment Building Explosion Near Atlanta

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — An explosion rocked an apartment building in suburban Atlanta on Sunday, causing the three-story structure to partially collapse and leaving four people with minor injuries, authorities said. The cause of the explosion was unknown, but a …

Storms Spawn Twisters in Mississippi, Kill 2 in Georgia

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — Much of the South is at risk of more severe weather Tuesday, forecasters said, after tornadoes struck parts of the region Sunday night and Monday, causing heavy damage in some parts of Mississippi and flipping …

Police: Vehicle Changed Lanes Ahead of Van in Deadly Crash

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A vehicle on a Georgia interstate unexpectedly changed lanes ahead of a van that went out of control, rolled onto its side and slid across two lanes, bursting into flames and killing six women inside, authorities …

Storms Moving Eastward, Leave Trail of Damage in Deep South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Storms that left splintered homes and broken trees across Alabama and Mississippi moved into Georgia and Florida on Thursday, rousing residents with early morning warnings as forecasters said the threat of dangerous weather would move up …

Georgia Spends $200K a Year on Indicted Insurance Chief

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia taxpayers are spending nearly $200,000 a year in salary and benefits for an insurance commissioner who’s been suspended for nearly two years. When Insurance Commissioner John King presented his budget to lawmakers last week, it included …

`Smooth Travel’ Observed Before Ship Capsized Off Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only “smooth travel” before the giant vessel overturned. Clifton Gorden was the …

Scammers Hope for Easy Money by Crashing U-Haul Trucks

Would-be fraudsters in Georgia are increasingly turning to U-Haul trucks with hopes of making a quick buck by staging crashes, insurance regulators say. Many have ended up with arrest warrants and fraud convictions instead. A spokesman for the Georgia Department …

Specialized Property Broker Tracy Anderson Joins Breckenridge Insurance Services

KENNESAW, GA, March 5, 2015 — Breckenridge Insurance Services, a leading specialty wholesale commercial brokerage firm, has hired Tracy Anderson as a property broker to its Atlanta-based team. Anderson brings nearly a decade of excess and surplus lines expertise to …

Breckenridge Insurance Group Hires Industry Veteran Jino Masone as Chief Operating Officer to Lead Next Phase of Organizational Growth

Kennesaw, GA, February 19, 2015 — Accomplished commercial insurance executive Jino Masone has joined Breckenridge Insurance Group as its new chief operating officer. Masone will oversee the sales, marketing, technology and enterprise solutions practices of this leading national specialty insurance …