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Business

  • Jobless rate hits expected summer peak

    There's a bigger pool of people in the labor force in Citrus, Marion and Levy counties and there are more people employed, but that could not prevent the unemployment rate from peaking in July according to figure released by the region's career agency.

    CareerSource reported Friday that the three-county regional jobless rate was 7.8 percent in July, up 0.5 percent from June. That rate is down 1.0 percent over the year and 2.6 percentage points lower than two years ago.

    There were 15,845 people unemployed out of a labor force that has grown to 202,968.

  • NRC inspects nuclear plant

    By PAT FAHERTY

    Special to the Citizen

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reports there were no findings of safety significance from a quarterly inspection of activities at the Crystal River Nuclear Plant, known as CR-3.

    The announced inspection was conducted in June and covered a range of activities and procedures.

    The process consisted of observations by NRC inspectors, interviews with Duke Energy personnel, reviews of procedures and records and walking through the plant.

  • Chamber seeks Business of the Year nominations

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the 2014 Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. Each year at this banquet, the Chiefland Chamber, along with the community, honors an outstanding local business.

    Nominations for the greater Chiefland Area’s Outstanding Business of the Year are now open. The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, Aug. 1. If you would like to nominate an outstanding local business, please contact the Chamber at 352-493-1849 for details.

  • More good news for property owners

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation on Tuesday ordered insurance companies to terminate a 1.3 percent assessment on most property insurance policies that has been used to pay off past hurricane claims. 

    The assessment will be eliminated on policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2015 — 18 months ahead of schedule, due to an early payoff of the bonds used to pay the claims.

  • Rotary learns about recycling

    Chiefland Rotary Club President Stewart Wasson, left, commends Rod Hastings, director of the Levy County Recycling Program, on providing the club with useful information on the program and how they can participate.

    Hastings, son of club member Bob Hastings, also brought along newspapers from 30 years ago when the program started that had some "youthful" photos of various members.

  • Chiefland Chamber meets July 25

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly members’ meeting and lunch on Friday, July 25, noon to 1 p.m. in the Haven Hospice meeting room, 311 N.E. 9th Street in Chiefland. If you would like to attend the meeting, the Chamber requests an RSVP response to 352-493-1849, as lunch is provided.

       Or call for more information about the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, its events and activities.

  • Radio station changes format

    Radio stations serving the Tri-County Area — WLQH 93.3 FM and 940 AM in Chiefland and WZCC 1240 AM in Cross City — changed their broadcast format on Saturday, June 28 and will launch a new website, according to an announcement by the station's management.

  • Sheppard forges on in changing economy

    By PAT FAHERTY

  • Lawyer reconnects with Chiefland

    By PAT FAHERTY

  • Duke sets open house on gas plant

    By PAT FAHERTY