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Southeastern News

1HomePageMap small se 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia

West Virginia has awarded $7.6 million in COVID-19-related small business grants since it launched its Small Business Grant Program more than three weeks ago, Gov. Jim Justice said Aug. 7.

Classic Collision, LLC, an Atlanta-based multi-site repair operator, announced its second acquisition within the past three weeks, by acquiring Imperio Auto Body & Collision Center in Miami.

So many COVID-19 business interruption lawsuits have been filed against insurers across the country that a federal judicial panel has called for a hearing on how to legally process them all.

Universal Achievers Foundation (UAF) was recently recognized by Shelby County (TN) Schools and the Memphis Office of Youth Services (MPLOY) Youth Summer Employment Program for assisting 91 high school interns using the BrightShift virtual learning environment.

A Florida man was arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and using those funds, in part, to purchase a sports car for himself. 

On July 15, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) Safety and Health Codes Board voted 9-2 to approve the nation’s first emergency workplace regulation related to COVID-19.