Natural Gas Company to Pay $3.15M Fine for Polluting West Virginia Waterways

Article 0 Comments A Colorado-based natural gas producer has agreed to pay a $3.15 million civil penalty to resolve pollution violations at 32 drilling sites in West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release the agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection reached a […]

Kentucky Governor Voices Support for Medical Marijuana as Legislature Weighs Bill

Article 0 Comments Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spoke about his support for legalizing medical marijuana in highly personal terms on Tuesday, telling a community forum that his teenage nephew died after fighting “a very hard battle with cancer.” Asked about his stance on marijuana during the two-hour community event, the […]

Famed Beachside Bar in Florida Panhandle Destroyed by Fire

Article 1 Comments Fire officials in Florida’s Panhandle say a fire has destroyed a famed beachside restaurant and bar. The South Walton Fire District said in a Facebook posting that crews responded to the Red Bar around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Several roads in the area have been closed while firefighters […]

Yamazaki Colwell Joins Alliant in Atlanta

Article 0 Comments Yumi Yamazaki Colwell has joined the Employee Benefits Group of Alliant in Atlanta as first vice president. Yamazaki Colwell has experience in the global automotive/manufacturing industry, particularly in the U.S. and Asia, and will provide a full range of benefits products to clients on both continents. She […]

Mississippi Sues Federal Government Over River Flooding

Article 0 Comments The state of Mississippi on Monday sued the federal government, claiming a dam complex in Louisiana that keeps the Mississippi River from changing course is harming state land. The suit seeks at least $25 million in damages and touches on one of the most sensitive engineering questions […]

Tennessee-Based The General Adds Radio Host Bobby Bones as Brand Ambassador

Article 0 Comments The General Insurance has tapped nationally syndicated on-air radio personality Bobby Bones as the company’s newest brand ambassador. The General will partner with Bones, who is also a New York Times #1 best-selling author, philanthropist and winner of season 27’s Dancing with the Stars, across various media […]

South Carolina Opioid Deaths Up 47% Over 3 Years

Article 0 Comments Health officials in South Carolina say the number of deaths blamed on opioid use increased 47 percent over three years. News outlets reported the South Carolina Opioid Emergency Response Team released its first annual report on Jan. 31. That report shows the increase in deaths between 2014 […]

Report: Safety Management Gaps Led to 2016 Mississippi Gas Plant Blast

Article 0 Comments Gaps in safety management led to a 2016 explosion that idled an Enterprise Products natural gas processing plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi, for six months, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said in a report on Wednesday. The June 27, 2016 blast occurred after the plant’s brazed aluminum heat […]

Ryan Specialty to Acquire International Specialty Insurance Services of North Carolina

Article 0 Comments Ryan Specialty Group, LLC has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of International Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (ISI), an independently owned managing general underwriter with offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ISI’s team will become part of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC (RSGUM), the managing […]

Atlas General Insurance Services Adds Gray to Southeast Team

Article 0 Comments Atlas General Insurance Services has hired John Gray as Business Development manager in the Southeast. John Gray Gray, who joins Atlas from Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., will work with the Atlas Business Development and Marketing team to grow its presence in the Southeast by reengaging existing agency relationships […]