• WZCC adds FM frequency; CHS football games will have new clarity

    Suncoast Radio, Inc. owner of WZCC radio station in Cross City, is on the FM radio band with the acquisition of radio station W227AV in Newberry from Reach Communications of Fort Lauderdale.

  • Grand opening ribbon cutting

    Encore Hair Salon held its grand opening recently. To help celebrate the occasion, the Greater Chiefland Area chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to help commemorate the event.

    Owner/operator Lenore Jones, pictured in center cutting the ribbon, is surrounded by friends, family, chamber members and others attending the event.

    Encore Hair Salon is located at 26 N. Main Street, Chiefland.

  • Joining the Chamber

    The Greater Chiefland Area has welcomed several new members in recent months. 

    For more information on joining, call the Chamber office at 352-493-1849.

  • Summer slump hits Levy workers

    It was not unexpected, but today's jobless report shows unemployment in Levy County inched up to 8.3 percent — up half a point — in the month of June. However, it was well below the June 2012 rate of 10.1 percent and the 2011 rate of 11.3 percent. 

  • Chamber seeks business nominations

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the Annual Industry Banquet where it will honor the 2013 Businesses of the Year.

    This year’s Banquet will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Tommy Usher Center, with the program beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the banquet is “Red, White & Blue Jeans”. The public is invited to submit a nomination for the 2013 Business of the Year and to attend the banquet.

  • Levy residents finding jobs

    The jobless rate for Levy County residents dropped 0.6 percentage points to 8.4 percent in February —  the lowest it has been since November 2008 according to a press release by the state's labor contractor. 

  • January jobless numbers up, still lower than in past

    The number of unemployed people in Levy County rose during January by three-tenths of a percent from December, bringing the county's unemployment rate to 9 percent, according to Workforce Connection, the region's reemployment agency. 

  • Drummond-Perkins merger complete on Monday

    Levy County's two remaining community banks — Perkins State Bank and Drummond Community Bank — are in the final steps of completing the merger they announced in June 2012. 

  • Citizen of theYear Banquet Tuesday

     The 2012 Citizen of the Year Annual Awards Banquet, hosted by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Tommy Usher Community Center.

  • Good news on job front for Levy

    What a difference two years makes.

    Two years ago the Levy County unemployment rate for January was 13 percent, the highest it had been for the county since April 2008 when it was 5.2 percent and started growing.

    In November 2008 it hit 8.9 percent and kept moving up until two years ago.