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Business

  • Haven appointee

       Haven Hospice has announced that Jim Poole has been named vice president of community and legislative affairs. This is a new position. Poole will identify and implement strategies to increase community engagement and involvement. He will be responsible for facilitating and leading Haven’s Community Advisory Boards in all of Haven’s markets.

  • Haven Hospice welcomes associate medical director of hospice and palliative care

       Dr. Alison A. Lauber, has been named Haven’s new associate medical director of Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Lauber will serve patients in the Gainesville area.
       Prior to joining Haven, Lauber was the program director for the Medical College of Georgia’s Palliative Consult Service.

  • New Hospice positions will focus on care and support of children

    Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast has announced two promotions supporting the care of children in all 12 Florida counties served by the organization.

  • Hardware store winner

    Roland Senecal, of Cedar Key, no longer has a reason to leave his tools sitting around the garage or house, thanks to a Father's Day giveaway by Chiefland Ace Hardware.Eric Brinkman, store manager, presents Senecal with the prize: a Craftsman tool chest.

  • Nominations open for Business of the Year

     The State’s 28th annual observance of Industry Appreciation Week begins Sept. 12 and Chiefland will join other communities around the state in showing support for local industry and trade by hosting a Sept. 13 banquet honoring two local notable businesses.

  • Grand Opening at Mangrove Outfitters

    Mangrove Creek Outfitters had its opening this past weekend. Owner Robert Hornsby said about 60 people “not including friends and family,” had visited the store on Friday and through the first half of Saturday.


    The store is open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. everyday except, Sunday and Monday.

    They accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, debit cards and cash.

  • Bronson Chamber elects new officers

  • Haven welcomes new COO

       Haven Hospice has named Paul E. Ver Hoeve II the new senior vice president and chief operating officer.
       Prior to joining Haven, Ver Hoeve served in a number of executive leadership roles in operations and business development for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at national home health and senior living organizations.

  • Bronson councilman's BBQ business detoured by wreck

    Bronson Town Councilman Berlon Weeks' plans for opening a barbecue business in a food trailer to be parked at State Road  24 and U.S. Highway 27 has taken a detour following a wreck on SR 24 near Cedar Key.
    Weeks was driving a pickup truck pulling a trailer to Cedar Key for a dinner event when he pulled over to the right shoulder.
    While passenger Jerry Hammond, 62, of Bronson, stayed in the truck. Weeks, 38, and Matthew R. Davis, of Bronson, went to the back to re-tie the load of food.

  • SRWMD promotes recycled water through reuse

    Special to the Citizen
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 15-21 as Florida Water Reuse Week to spread awareness and highlight the importance of reclaimed water.
    The Suwannee River Water Management District is joining in with the state to promote the benefits of this important alternative water resource.
    Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that is reused for irrigation, toilet flushing, clothes washing, and other non-potable uses.