Sad News From TN

by trfootnotes on 08/05/2012 - 05:56 pm
Tag: Towing News

Sad News From TN
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Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of Winston Gant, owner of Gant's Towing Service of Red Bank, TN, who died on Aug. 1, as a result of injuries from an armed robbery on July 28. Here's the story from www.timesfreepress.com:
 
Red Bank police now are investigating Red Bank’s first homicide of the year after a state representative’s father-in-law was gunned down in a robbery over the weekend and died this morning, said Chief Tim Christol.Winston Gant, who is Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick’s father-in-law, died at a local hospital.Gant was shot one time outside his front door at his home and business, Gant’s Towing, at 2401 Briggs Ave. just before ...

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Scholarship Winners

by trfootnotes on 08/05/2012 - 05:43 pm
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Scholarship Winners
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Congratulations to Madison Oskam of IA who was the first recipient of the Towing and Recovery Professionals of Iowa $1,000 scholarship! Here's the story from the Newtown Daily News:
 
DES MOINES — Madison Oskam, a graduate of Newton Senior High School who is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, was recently selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation.Oskam is the first-ever recipient of the TRPI Scholarship, which was established by an endowment in early 2012 from Towing and Recovery Professionals of Iowa to the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation. Winners of this award must be a student who is either an employee or a f ...

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Judge Overturns Chapel Hill Ban On Ce...

by trfootnotes on 08/05/2012 - 05:30 pm
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Judge Overturns Chapel Hill Ban On Cellphones, Tow Truck Regulations
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Here's the story from www.nbc17.com:
 
 DURHAM, N.C. --Chapel Hill cannot put an ordinance in effect banning cell phone use while driving, according to Judge Orlando Hudson.Judge Hudson ruled Thursday on the issue.George King, owner of King’s Towing and Recovery, brought the issue to the court because of the impact he thought the ban would have on business."Our business operates on a cell phone and it was very, very exciting to know that we don't have to shut our business down because we can still use the phone,” he said.Town council member Penny Rich said she is a small business owner too who has clients she must talk with, though she does not use her cell phone whil ...

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Round of Applause!

by trfootnotes on 08/05/2012 - 05:22 pm
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Round of Applause!
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Here's the news brief from www.melodika.net:
Haddick’s Auto Body and Towing held its second annual Hot Rod Classic Car Show on Saturday, July 14th at its facility in the City of Industry. More than 5,000 people attended the event which served as a fund raiser for the local City of Industry Youth Activities League (YAL). There were 150 cars entered in the charity show, which raised over $19,500 for the YAL. The Youth Activities League is a nonprofit, joint program, funded totally by donations, that provides leadership and mentors