• CFR recongnized at Rotary

    The Chiefland Rotary Club celebrated First Responders Appreciation Month by honoring first responders in three weekly meetings.

    The first group to be honored was the Chiefland Fire Rescue.

    The firefighters' host was Jeff Beauchamp, left, and attending were, from left to right, Capt. Daniel Williams, Deputy Chief A.D. Goodman, Fire Chief James Harris, Lt. Lee Dunn, Firefighter Matt Ferguson and Rotary Club President Rob Alexander.

  • Fewer workers = lower unemployment

     CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion reported Friday that the region's jobless rate in December fell to 6.4 percent, down 0.4 percentage point over the month and down 0.6 percent compared to the same time last year.

    There were 12,723 unemployed in the region, 860 fewer than in November and 1,291 less than December 2013.

    Levy County continued to post the lowest unemployment rate in the region at 6 percent, followed by Marion County with 6.4 percent and Citrus County at 6.7 percent. The not-seasonally adjusted rate for Florida and the nation is 5.4 percent.

  • Cookie sale earns big for Haven

    Drummond Community Bank raised $1,001 at the community bake sale Nov. 26 to support Haven Hospice.

    Bake goods were provided by community members who donated their sweet creations to the sale.

    “It is such a warm feeling to see the baked goods be delivered from warm, smiling, caring hands that are showing up to support such a great cause,” bank Vice President Ben Lott said. “You can tell their lives have been touched by the care and compassion of our Haven Hospice.”

  • Ginger Snips celebrates move

       Ginger Snips and owner Ginger Nutter celebrated their move and expansion of services with a ribbon cutting and grand opening sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The new salon is next door to the old one at 107 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland. With the move, Nutter has doubled the size and number of stylist stations. She also has added a nail salon and a massage area. 

  • Chamber hosts Baynard Law ribbon cutting

    Sunny Baynard, attorney, prepares to cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of her office on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event was sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce with local professionals and business people on hand to welcome Baynard to the community.

    Baynard is a former mayor of Chiefland and a former public defender. Her office is at No. 2 S. Main St. in Chiefland, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday -Friday. She is also available after hours and weekend appointments.

  • Ribbon cutting

    Becky Gill, of Another Way, Inc., is pictured cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Another Way Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, Levy County Outreach office's new location at 624 N. Main St., Chiefland.

    Gill is surrounded by co-workers and members of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Home care organization receives accreditation

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida Inc. proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Home Health.

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida is located in Chiefland and provides skilled home care services to residents of Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist and Alachua counties. Pinnacle has consistently ranked in the top 25 percent of all home health agencies nationally and ranked in the top 500 in 2013 for its services.

  • Nuclear recovery costs approved

    The Florida Public Service Commission recently approved nuclear cost recovery amounts for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Duke Energy Florida Inc. (DEF), effective January 2015. The PSC also ordered DEF to credit customers $54 million for Levy Project costs that are currently being litigated in federal court. The decision has the effect of returning money previously paid by customers that might be recovered by DEF through the court’s decision.

  • Insurance office issues rate filing order

    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has established the 2015 commercial residential and non-residential rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), Florida’s largest property insurer. Overall, statewide average commercial rates will increase 3.3 percent, compared to the 5.2 percent increase requested by Citizens.  

    The rate filing decision for Citizens homeowners accounts was made earlier this month and amounted to a statewide average rate decrease of 3.7 percent.

  • Local roofer recognized for community service

    J&L Construction of Chiefland won the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association's STAR award for Community Service at the group's 2014 convention.

    The first place award was for a project on a residence in Chiefland. Jacob Piazza, the owner of J&L Construction and president of the North Central Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association, coordinated the effort to get materials donated and workers from various construction companies to put a new roof on the home just one week before Christmas in 2013.