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  • Colin reinforces the need for flood insurance

    Tropical Storm Colin brought torrential rain and left flooded streets and neighborhoods in his path. Some Florida residents may be dealing with water in their home today, only to realize they do not have adequate insurance to cover the repairs. View AAA Flood Facts

  • Rural areas face challenges for development

    Rural areas, such as Levy County, are presented with certain challenges for economic development, David Pieklik, executive director for the Nature Coast Business Development Council, told members and guests at the monthly meeting of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce last Friday.

    “Our challenges are not unique,” he said.

    One in 10 jobs are created in places like Chiefland and Williston, but that figure used to be one in four. Ninety percent of these businesses have 20 or less employees, he said.

  • FedEx Ground hiring 550 local workers

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running  when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.

    The hiring events are Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.

  • Business of Year nominations open

     

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    For over 30 years, the Chiefland Chamber has honored an exemplary local company as Business of the Year. The Business of the Year awards are intended to recognize businesses that stand out for notable achievements and community contributions.

  • Backpack meals program helps children in need

    When it comes to important factors in a student’s education and well being, his or her time in the classroom is only the tip of the iceberg.

    The Food4Kids Backpack Program has been successful in addressing Levy County children’s basic nutritional needs outside of the school halls.

    Students take home a backpack on a Friday with seven meals, and bring it back empty the following Friday to receive a refill.

  • Olive grower at Rotary

    Mike Casey, who is partnering with dairyman Ron St. John to plant an olive grove outside Trenton and co-owner of River Run Olive Oil Company in High Springs was the guest speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on July 13.

    Casey, left, was presented with a token of appreciation after his well-received talk by club President Jason Kennedy.

  • FedEx Ground hiring 550 local workers

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running  when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.

    The hiring events are Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.

  • 150 jobs up at hiring event today

    Episcopal Children's Services will hold a “Meet and Greet” Tuesday, June 28 to introduce the community to the agency which has served children and families in Florida for 50 years but is new to the area.

    Starting July 1, the Jacksonville-based nonprofit takes over administration of Head Start and related programs from Childhood Development Services. ECS plans to fill 150 full- and part-time teaching, staff support and management positions in the three-county area.

  • Ciallella heads Chamber group

    The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed Helen Ciallella as Community Relations Coordinator.

    This new position will allow the Chamber to coordinate efforts with our local business members, the towns of Inglis, Yankeetown, Dunnellon, Levy County, and Citrus County.

  • Work to start soon on RV resort

    One of the developers of a 450-space RV resort says he is ready to begin construction of the $4 million-plus project that is expected to bring 30-35 jobs to the area. And that later will bring tourists and their business.

    Tommy Miles, co-developer with Lois Livingston, of the Chiefland RV Resort, was in the audience when the Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the final plans for the construction and an agreement on the infrastructure for underground utilities running along Suwannee Drive to the resort.