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  • Dixie Music Center to Celebrate 21 Years

    Dixie Music Center is to observe the 21-year milestone of serving the Tri-County Area with its annual music festival and celebration on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event, which has run 11 years in a row, starts at 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at about 5 p.m. The event is free.

  • Floridians push to raise federal minimum wage

    By Stephanie Carroll Carson
    Florida news Connection

  • Progress Energy warns customers of bill-payment scam

    ST. PETERSBURG – Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is urging customers be on alert for a new utility bill payment scam affecting customers across the country.
    Under the scam, customers are receiving a call informing them their electric service is scheduled for immediate disconnection and they should make a payment by purchasing a “Green Dot Pak” card at a local drug or convenience store. Progress Energy has received reports of customers who have been contacted about this scam in both its Carolinas and Florida service territories.

  • New member for Chamber

    Dr. Bennitt Patterson welcomes new member Renate Smith, owner of Point of View Antiques, to the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce at the July 27 meeting. Point of View is located at 17452 U.S. Highway 19 North in Fanning Springs.

  • Workforce wants to be used by businesses

    Workforce Connection wants businesses to use it. All they want. Anytime.
    And the best part of the offer is that the career agency's services are free.
    That's the message brought to business owners attending the July 27 meeting of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce by Linda Keyton, Human Resources Recruitment Specialist with Workforce Connection's Chiefland office.
    Keyton assured business owners and managers, “Everything we do is free.”

  • Levy County unemployment rate inches up

    Unemployment in Levy County in June was up to 9.7 percent up 0.6 percent from May, according to Workforce Connection, the state's regional career agency for Levy, Marion and Citrus counties. But the small dip is nothing new as the state has a summertime dip in employment rates, according to employment officials. And the good news is that it is lower than the same time last year when it was 11.7 and in June 2010 when it was 12.1 percent.

  • Opportunities for Progress Trenton Operations Center

    ST. PETERSBURG— Progress Energy and LEMA Construction & Developers, Inc., a general contractor, will host a vendor fair for local suppliers interested in learning more about potential subcontracting opportunities associated with the construction of a new office building at the Trenton Operations Center.

  • Haven Hospice accredited through ACHC

    Haven Hospice was recently recognized as a hospice organization by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

  • McQueen honored by board

    A long-time board member and former chairperson of the Nature Coast Business Development Council, (NCBDC), is stepping down.
    Carol McQueen announced at last month’s NCBDC board meeting that she is resigning from the board she has been serving on since its formation.

  • Beef O’Brady’s opens

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce turned out a crowd on Monday morning for the ribbon cutting and opening of the Beef O'Brady's on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland. Franchise owners Stacey and Mark Swain will operate the family-oriented, sports theme casual dining restaurant. Beefs, as the chain's operations are known, will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.