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  • PSC approves Progress Energy rate settlement agreement

    TALLAHASSEE — To help maintain more consistent rates for Progress Energy Florida customers in the coming years, Florida’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved Progress Energy’s multi-year Settlement Agreement with the Office of Public Counsel and other intervenors.
    The agreement provides a customer refund of a portion of Crystal River 3 Nuclear Plant replacement fuel costs and rate certainty related to PEF’s proposed Levy County nuclear project and base rates.

  • Florida public lands up for grab?

    By LES COLEMN
    Florida News Service
    Pending Florida legislation could convert some 500,000 acres of publicly owned shoreline into private ownership. Opponents, including Audubon Florida Director Eric Draper, warn that it's a land grab move backed by Florida agribusiness interests.

  • Tour de Melon bike ride planning under way

  • Progress Energy CEO: nuclear unit will likely be repaired, go back on line

    BY  Jim Hunter 
    Special to the Citizen

    CRYSTAL RIVER -- If the nuances of words mean anything, the implication in Vincent Dolan’s comments about the Progress Energy Florida’s nuclear plant is good news for Citrus County.

  • Putnam OKs $4.4 Million for Florida specialty crops

    TALLAHASSEE — Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Thursday that approximately $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be awarded to nonprofits, producers, academic institutions and government agencies, among others, to fund projects that will enhance the competitiveness of Florida’s specialty crops. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) is now accepting applications for funding.

  • Friday BBQ benefits CHS baseball

    A BBQ Chicken Dinner on Friday at noon will benefit the CHS baseball team. The event will be held on the CHS baseball field. Meals can be picked up at CHS Baseball Field.  Lunch time delivery available  
    if requested. The menu includes: 1/4 BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, brownie/cookie.
    To order delivery: Donna Brock, 493-6025.

  • Sign of spring

    You know it's spring when you are greeted by the sound of baby chicks "peeping" as you walk in the local hardware and feed stores. J.R. Hudson, 5, son of Rollin and Nina Hudson of Chiefland, and Ciara Yawn, 4, daughter of Christina Prevatt of Chiefland, had a good time playing with these chicks at Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply. In coming weeks the chicks will be joined by ducks and turkeys.

  • Progress Energy tip: Save power by procrastinating

    From Progress Energy Florida:

  • CMS students spend day at Capitol

    State Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness), who represents most of Levy County, greets 80 Chiefland Middle School students and their parents, teachers and chaparones for a one-day visit to the state Capitol on Feb. 22. The students toured the Capitol and watched the House and Senate in session.

  • SVP debuts original musical tonight

     The Suwannee Valley Players are so pleased to be able to present its annual musical, Master of Time, which was written by a local writer, Krista Perryman. Not only is SVP honored to produce this play, it is privileged to have Perryman as the musical director and choreographer, while working closely with a SVP veteran director, Janice Grant. The large cast is made up of residents from all parts of our Tri-County area. SVP is proud of its accomplishments.