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Monday, 18 September 2017 18:31

Here's the Auto Dealer that Clogged a Florida Parking Garage during Hurricane Irma

Written by Linda Trischitta, Sun Sentinel

We now know which car dealer filled up public parking spaces intended to help Hollywood, FL, residents protect their cars from Hurricane Irma.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:12

Georgia Body Shop Employee Holds Cookout for Florida Evacuees Near Highway: 'It Was Beautiful'

Written by Maya Chung, Inside Edition

A Georgia body shop employee and several volunteers held a large cookout for Florida evacuees on Saturday, Sept. 9.


Christmas may be a few months away, but students in one vo tech class at Tupelo High School in Tupelo, MS, are working hard to make sure the holiday is extra special for some area children.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:58

Howard Batchelor Passing

The GCIA Board is very sad to share that its long-term Executive Director, colleague, and friend, Howard Batchelor, passed away this morning. 

Friday, 08 September 2017 21:30

Florida Car Dealers Say Insurers Halting Policies Ahead of Irma

Written by Gabrielle Coppola and Jamie Butters, Bloomberg

Insurers including Progressive Corp. and Allstate Corp. have stopped issuing policies on new cars in certain Florida counties, hindering vehicle sales days before Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit the state.

Friday, 08 September 2017 16:39

Preston High's Career & Technical Ed Program among the Top in West Virginia

Written by Cynthia McCLoud, Preston County News & Journal

Preston High School’s Career & Technical Education program is the most impressive in West Virginia — for its variety of courses, student performance and how many students complete all the courses in an area of study.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Lexington Collision Center at 1840 Augusta Highway in Lexington, SC. 

Team PRP Premium Recycled Parts will welcome new member Carolina Salvage, in Rock Hill, SC, effective Sept. 6.

Car Guys Collision Repair has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gunder’s Auto Repair in Lakeland, FL.

Audi Hilton Head will break ground on a new 30,000-square-foot facility at New River Auto Mall in Hardeeville, SC, on Aug. 22, according to a news release from the company.

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