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Monday, 24 September 2018 17:33

FL Body Shop To Restore Fallen Officer’s Jeep

Written by Taylor Petras, WINK News

The Jeep of a fallen police officer will receive a makeover thanks to a local auto body shop in Florida.

On Sept. 27 at 2 p.m., Sun Toyota will host executives of GEICO® and local dignitaries to donate a 2015 Dodge Journey vehicle to Starting Right, Now, a 501(C) (3) nonprofit program for homeless teens.

Cody Mayfield wears two hats: one as a third-generation body shop owner and a second as a firefighter for the Carroll County Fire Department in Georgia.

Some 60 first responders representing 20 fire stations from Virginia gathered Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, VA, for a demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication.

Thursday, 20 September 2018 21:05

Hurricane Florence: What To Do if Your Car Is Caught in a Flood

Written by Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hurricane Florence downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm Sept. 14, but the floods continue to threaten the North Carolina coast.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 22:56

Sikes & Stowe Downtown Collision Becomes Caliber in Jacksonville, FL

Written by Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record, Originally Published 9/11/18

After 47 years of working with the family business, Bud Sikes sold the assets of Sikes & Stowe Downtown Collision and stepped out of the business Friday, Sept. 14.

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