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Tim Collier of Pacer Ltd. awarded Pawnbroker of the Year by National Pawnbrokers Association
National Pawnbrokers Association via PRWEb
The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA), the only national trade association representing independent pawnbrokers, announced the nomination and unanimous selection of Tim Collier, of Pacer Ltd. in Little Rock, Arkansa, as the 2015 NPA Pawnbroker of the Year. As a member of the NPA since 1995, Tim Collier has dedicated countless hours supporting the association through involvement in community outreach, charitable giving and government relations. Over the past two years he has served as acting chair of the association's Government Relations Committee. He also serves as president of the Arkansas Pawnbrokers Association.
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National Pawnbrokers Association announces 2015 Board of Directors and Executive Officers results
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The National Pawnbrokers Association made public the results of its recent election to select a new Board of Directors and Executive Officers. The association is pleased to announce that Larry Nuckols, of Brittex Financial in San Antonio, will fill the role of NPA president in the upcoming term. Nuckols is a co-owner of Brittex Financial and formed Money Mart Pawn & Jewelry in 1993. He has served on the boards of various Texas pawn associations for 25 years and has served on the NPA Government Relations Committee. He and his wife of 40 years, Beverly, have two children and one wonderful grand-daughter, Veronica."It's an incredible privilege to lead the NPA in the next term," said Nuckols. "It's critical that the industry remains strong and united moving into the future."
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National Pawnbrokers Association presents annual awards at Pawn Expo 2015
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The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) announced the recipients of the 2015 NPA Annual Awards. Each year NPA awards outstanding achievements on the part of its members in several areas. This year’s honorees were recognized at the Pawn Expo Awards Luncheon on July 7, at the Mirage Events Center in Las Vegas.
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Retired sheriff deputy being investigated for possibly pawning evidence
KMSP-TV
A former Ramsey County, Minnesota, investigator is being looked at for possibly stealing evidence and then selling it to pawn shops. Tom Rudenick retired from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department back in January after 25 years on the job, and is now under investigation for possibly committing one of the crimes he used to investigate.
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    Preteen buys realistic-looking handgun from pawnshop
    KTRK-TV
    A north Houston father is livid a pawnshop sold his preteen a BB gun that looks like a real handgun. Dedtrick Handy, 12, was with his older brothers at Lone Star Pawn. While his brothers were shopping, he shelled out the $27 and bought the gun.
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    County leaders: 'Too many pawnshops in Henry County (Georgia)'
    WBRC-TV
    Henry County, Georgia, leaders approved a measure that limits the number of pawn shops that can operate in the county. In a 4-1 vote, county commissioners essentially restricted the number of pawn shops and other "quick-cash" shops in any given area based on its population.
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    Delivery man accused of stealing and pawning customer's jewelry
    Naples Herald
    A Sears delivery man in Florida is accused of stealing a customer's jewelry and pawning it. Mario Paz, 24, of Lehigh Acres, was arrested by Collier deputies. According to an arrest report, the victim reported three rings, valued at $1,150, stolen from her home.
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    Natural or lab grown?
    HRD Antwerp
    Previously telling natural rough diamonds from lab grown rough diamonds was fairly straightforward due to the typical cubo-octahedral shape seen with diamonds produced by HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) and the characteristic plate structure of diamonds produced by CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition) which significantly differs from the morphology of natural diamonds.
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