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  • SV Rotary gets tax incentives update

     Ad valorem tax incentives for new and expanding businesses was the topic of discussion at last week's Suwannee Valley Rotary club meeting.

    David Pieklik, executive director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council of Levy County spoke of the recent development.

    The state incentive program, the Florida Enterprise Zone Program is expiring on Dec. 31 of this year and the County has adopted its own local incentives that will continue on.

  • Seminole Electric challenges EPA’s plan

    Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc., which provides power to Central Florida Electric Cooperative has filed a petition to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

       The petition, filed Friday, asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to examine whether the plan was legally enacted. It also requested a stay for the court to delay compliance with the rule until the petition is resolved. 

  • Levy partners with Visit Florida

       For the second consecutive year, Visit Florida has partnered with The Original Florida Tourism Task Force, doing business as Visit Natural North Florida, to promote tourism and visitation to off-the-beaten-path regions of the Sunshine State.

  • Everybody needs encouragement

    Giving encouragement was the speaker's general theme at Suwannee Valley Rotary last Thursday.

       "People need encouragement," State Rep. Dennis Baxley said. Baxley is a candidate for the seat held by State Sen. Charlie Dean in the 2016 election. "It's a new day in North Central Florida."

       As a grandfather, he said he thinks every day of the future. People in the past rose to the challenge of their day to preserve the future.

  • Howard takes over Chiefland Haven

    Anita Howard has taken over as the Chiefland administrator for Haven Hospice. Howard joins Haven after 12 1/2 years with Royal Oak Nursing Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Dade City.

    She completed the administrator program at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center from 2000 to 2001. Howard then transferred to Cypress Cove Care Center where she served as the assistant administrator for six months before being promoted to administrator at Royal Oak Nursing Center.

  • Dale Bowen returns to Chiefland

    Dale Bowen, the one-time general manager of the Chiefland Citizen, is returning to the newspaper in the leadership position and as ad director of Levy County’s largest newspaper.

    Bowen takes over the leadership responsibilities from Tom Ten Broeck, who is now on an extended medical leave because of a disabling back condition.

  • Levy's unemployment hits low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • Working forests work

    Suwannee Valley Rotary's speaker last week spoke of the importance of working forests to the area, the state, the economy, the environment and the future.

       Lynetta Griner of Usher Land and Timber and also a Rotarian, gave a presentation titled "Working Forests Work."

  • Levy's unemployment rate hits 7-year low

    The September unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area dropped by 0.5 percentage point over the month to 6.3 percent, and is down 1.0 percent from the same time last year.

    Out of an expanded labor force of 196,782, there were 12,472 unemployed, a decrease of 769 since August and 2,190 fewer than September 2014. Moreover, the number of employed increased over the month by 1,945 to 184,481.

  • Wild Hog president visits Suwannee Valley Rotary

    The president of the Wild Hog Canoe Race spoke from the heart to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club.

       "It's a blessing to share a burden I have on my heart with you today," Keith Maynard said to the group last Thursday.

       He told a little about the history of the Wild Hog Canoe Race, how it came to support the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) and then began to flourish. In 1986, the race had the most boats in its history participate with a total of 124.