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Business

  • Haven welcomes new CFO

    Haven Hospice welcomes Catherine Mitchell as the new vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Haven Hospice.  

    As a key member of the Haven Hospice Executive Leadership Team, Mitchell assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the company and will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related-activities. 

  • Chamber welcomes new members

    Jacob Piazza, left, president of the Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce, welcomed new members Teresa Barron, center, of Wise Accounting, and Cheyrl Etheridge of OMG Photographs during the March meeting of the Chamber.

    Also joining the business group were Clover Squares of Levy County, Fernwood Flowers and Gifts, Nature Coast Financial Services and Rent-A-Center.

    The Chamber meets on the fourth Friday of the month at noon at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties’ community room, 311 N.E. 9th St. For more information, call the Chamber office at 352-493-4819.

  • They're running Chiefland Chamber

    The folks overseeing the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce for 2014 are, front row, left to right, Tom Ten Broeck, vice president; Jacob Piazza, president; Tom Andresen, director; Kate Figueroa, executive director; back row, left to right, Becky Magwood, secretary; Prentice Spann, director; Ronald Spink, director; Ryan Watson, director; Janet Minor, director; and Holly McGashan, director. 

  • Tri-County Job Fair set for May 15

    Job seekers in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties are invited to attend the inaugural Tri-County Job Fair on Thursday, May 15, at the Suwannee River Shrine Club in Fanning Springs. There is no charge to participate.

  • Duke seeks more time for coal units

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Duke Energy Florida is planning on spending approximately $30 million to keep its oldest Crystal River coal burning plants in service through mid-2018.

    Last month, Duke filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to recover anticipated environmental costs from ratepayers to keep the plants running.

    The two plants, CR 1 and CR 2, have been operating since the late 1960s and have been scheduled for retirement.

  • Duke CEO supports using solar energy

    By Pat Faherty

    Environmental concerns dominated shareholder discussion Thursday at Duke Energy’s annual meeting.

    Duke’s recent coal ash spill disaster, climate change, emissions and pollution from burning fossil fuels and its position on renewable energy were among concerns raised by stockholders in North Carolina.

  • Sky Chief: Williston man reaches for the heavens

    Since the dawn of time man has longed to soar high above the earth as free as the eagle and as powerful as the falcon.

  • RV resort gets what it needs: swimming pool

    If you are going to have an RV resort, you need to have a swimming pool, too.

  • Regional unemployment bumps above 7%

    Career Source Citrus Levy Marion reported on Monday that the unemployment rate in the three county region in January was 7.4 percent — an increase of 0.4 percent from December 2013, 2.2 percent lower than a year ago, and the lowest since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent.

    In the county breakdown Levy had a 7.3 percent jobless rate, its lowest since it hit 7.7 percent in July 2008; Marion was 7.4 percent its lowest since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent; and Citrus was 7.5 percent, its lowest since 8.0 percent in June 2008.

  • Last call to nominate Chiefland area Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will close nominations for 2013 Citizen of the Year Wednesday, Feb. 5. The honoree will be presented with an award at the Chamber's annual banquet Feb. 25.