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Business

  • Complete Sleep ribbon cutting

    Jason Kennedy, center with scissors, cuts the ribbon at Complete Sleep & Furnishings as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce  welcomes the business's investment in the Chiefland community. In addition to bedding and furniture, the store also sells locally crafted swings, rocking chairs and tables suitable for spending lazy afternoons on the porch. Kennedy also has a store in Williston.

  • Workforce Connection's mobile unit schedule for June

    • Monday June 4, 11, 18 and 25 (every Monday of each month) from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St.,Bronson
    • Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 (every Tuesday of each month) from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Williston Library, 10 S.E. First St.,Williston
    • Wednesday, June 6 (first Wednesday of each month) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Annie Johnson Senior and Family Services Center, 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon

  • Suburban Propane acquires Tru Gas parent Inergy, L.P.

    WHIPPANY, N.J. — Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. announced April 26 that it has reached a definitive agreement with Inergy, L.P. Inergy GP, LLC and Inergy Sales & Service, Inc.,which operates Tru Gas in Levy County,  to acquire the sole membership interest in Inergy Propane, LLC, now owned by Inergy.

  • Workforce Connection's mobile unit working

    Workforce Connection, the agency that helps Levy County residents find employment, has released the numbers on its work by the mobile unit that visits cities and towns in the county.

  • AG seeks ideas on distribution of $300 million housing settlement

    TALLAHASSEE—Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking the public to make suggestions on how best to distribute approximately $300 million recovered on behalf of Florida’s consumers in the national mortgage servicing settlement. Through Monday, May 14, at 5 p.m., the public can submit suggestions to the Attorney General’s Office by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.

  • CNA course at CF Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant course at the Levy Center beginning in May.
       This program prepares the individual for work as a nursing assistant in nursing homes and prepares students to take the Florida CNA exam. The course consists of classroom instruction as well as lab practice and clinical experience.

  • Levy unemployment takes a plunge

     

    Levy County residents has some success finding jobs in February as the unemployment rate for that month was 10.1 percent, down from 10.5 percent in January, according to a Workforce Connection press release.

  • Levy jobless rate in January: 10.5

    If history is to be believed, the unemployment figures for Levy County have not been this good since early 2009 when they started climbing, and again in April 2011 when they started trending down from 12 percent mark to January's 10.5 percent.
    Levy County's jobless rate for January, which was released by the state on Tuesday, was 10.5 percent, down from December's revised 10.6 percent rate. The last time it was 10.5 percent was April 2011 and February 2009.

  • Hendersons named Citizens of the Year

    H.C. Henderson Jr. and the love of his life, the late Alice Faye Henderson, are the 2011 Citizens of the Year chosen by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.
    "This is such a special moment in my life," Henderson said in accepting the award. He thanked the Chamber for including his late wife, who died about seven months ago.

  • 100th year celebration in Chiefland next spring

    Next year, at about this time, the City of Chiefland will celebrate its 100th year of incorporation. The Chiefland Centennial Celebration has been in the works for about a year, and volunteers on the committee overseeing its arrangement have recently come up with a schedule of events for the affair.
    The event, set to happen April 5–6, 2013, will include a community fish fry and dance, a parade, historical booths, displays and demonstrations, contests and cook-offs. The event culminates on a Saturday evening with a fireworks show at Strickland Park.