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Business

  • Filling a man's shoes

    It’s taken a few years, but a Chiefland woman who once trained men now has the job she trained others for.

  • Don't put up with obstructive funeral practitioner
  • Citizen of the Year 2014: Ray Tremblay

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce honored two area residents for their volunteer efforts at its annual Citizen of the Year Banquet Tuesday night.

    The first award, the Humanitarian of the Year Award, was presented to Harry Coleman for his countless hours of volunteerism at Haven Hospice.

    The second award of the evening, the Citizen of the Year Award, was presented to Ray Tremblay, Deputy Captain of the Chiefland Police Department, for his many selfless acts including conducting R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) courses on his own time.

  • Bronson aquaponics grower speaks at Rotary

    Ken Ihlenfeldt, owner of Pegasus Farms, located just outside of Bronson, was special guest speaker at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Suwannee Valley Rotary.

    Ihlenfeldt's farm specializes in aquaponics, a type of farm production that raises fish and various vegetable crops that use the waste from the fish as fertilizer. The method is more efficient than many types of agriculture and can be done without adding pesticides and fertlizers.

    The farm will, in the near future, also be set up to hold classes for people wanting to set up their own aquaponics operations.

  • CFR recongnized at Rotary

    The Chiefland Rotary Club celebrated First Responders Appreciation Month by honoring first responders in three weekly meetings.

    The first group to be honored was the Chiefland Fire Rescue.

    The firefighters' host was Jeff Beauchamp, left, and attending were, from left to right, Capt. Daniel Williams, Deputy Chief A.D. Goodman, Fire Chief James Harris, Lt. Lee Dunn, Firefighter Matt Ferguson and Rotary Club President Rob Alexander.

  • Fewer workers = lower unemployment

     CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion reported Friday that the region's jobless rate in December fell to 6.4 percent, down 0.4 percentage point over the month and down 0.6 percent compared to the same time last year.

    There were 12,723 unemployed in the region, 860 fewer than in November and 1,291 less than December 2013.

    Levy County continued to post the lowest unemployment rate in the region at 6 percent, followed by Marion County with 6.4 percent and Citrus County at 6.7 percent. The not-seasonally adjusted rate for Florida and the nation is 5.4 percent.

  • Cookie sale earns big for Haven

    Drummond Community Bank raised $1,001 at the community bake sale Nov. 26 to support Haven Hospice.

    Bake goods were provided by community members who donated their sweet creations to the sale.

    “It is such a warm feeling to see the baked goods be delivered from warm, smiling, caring hands that are showing up to support such a great cause,” bank Vice President Ben Lott said. “You can tell their lives have been touched by the care and compassion of our Haven Hospice.”

  • Ginger Snips celebrates move

       Ginger Snips and owner Ginger Nutter celebrated their move and expansion of services with a ribbon cutting and grand opening sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The new salon is next door to the old one at 107 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland. With the move, Nutter has doubled the size and number of stylist stations. She also has added a nail salon and a massage area. 

  • Chamber hosts Baynard Law ribbon cutting

    Sunny Baynard, attorney, prepares to cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of her office on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event was sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce with local professionals and business people on hand to welcome Baynard to the community.

    Baynard is a former mayor of Chiefland and a former public defender. Her office is at No. 2 S. Main St. in Chiefland, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday -Friday. She is also available after hours and weekend appointments.

  • Ribbon cutting

    Becky Gill, of Another Way, Inc., is pictured cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Another Way Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, Levy County Outreach office's new location at 624 N. Main St., Chiefland.

    Gill is surrounded by co-workers and members of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.