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Social Security office set to close

Social Security office set to close

Citrus County, FL -- The local Social Security office at the Citrus County Resource Center will close permanently at the end of the work day on Thursday, June 30.

The office has been open two days a week at the center, on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Since almost all services are now available online, the Social Security Administration recently announced the closure of the Citrus office and many other similar branch type offices around the country.

Seminars to inspire small local businesses

Seminars to inspire small local businesses

Citrus County, FL - The Small Business Development Center, a partner of the Citrus County Commission which works with the Economic Development Council and the Chamber of Commerce, is offering a series of seminars to help local businesses. See which one could help you.

Business Continuity Seminar - Tour the "MAC"

When: Thursday, May 26 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: Free! Reservation Required
Location: College of Central Florida, Learning Center (Bldg C-4)
3800 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461

Will your business be ready? Whether it's a natural disaster or economic downturn, uncontrollable variables can be a serious threat to any small business.

Seminars for small local businesses

Seminars for small local businesses

The Small Business Development Center, a partner of the Citrus County Commission which works with the Economic Development Council and the Chamber of Commerce, is offering a series of seminars to help local businesses. See which one could help you.

Read more on the Citrus County, Fl website.

Monthly Chamber Luncheon Friday

Monthly Chamber Luncheon Friday

Citrus County, FL -- If you forgot or didn't hear, the Monthly General Membership Luncheon is tomorrow morning, May 20.

The luncheon will feature guest speaker Dr. Dale Brill from the Florida Chamber Foundation.

It will be held at the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, located at 9301 County Road 44, in Crystal River.

Progress Energy filing would slightly reduce customer cost

Progress Energy filing would slightly reduce customer cost

Crystal River, FL -- Progress Energy Florida today submitted its annual nuclear cost-recovery clause (NCRC) filing to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), which, if approved, would result in a slight decrease to monthly nuclear costs next year.

For 2012, Progress Energy Florida is seeking to recover $157.6 million in nuclear costs, which includes investments of $135.3 million in the proposed Levy County plant project and $22.2 million to increase production capability at the Crystal River Nuclear Plant.

If the PSC approves the company’s 2012 nuclear cost estimates as filed, the company estimates a residential customer would pay $5.20 a month on a 1,000 kilowatt-hour (kWh) bill for nuclear cost recovery ($4.47 for Levy, and 73 cents for the Crystal River capacity increase, called an uprate).

County building director retires after 27 years

County building director retires after 27 years

Jim Baird, the former Assistant Building Division director for the county, assumed the responsibilities of Interim Director of the Citrus County Building Division on Monday, May 2.

He replaces Dennis MacNeil, who retired after 27 years with the county, 22 of those as Building Division director.

Baird is a 15-year veteran of the Building Division and before becoming the assistant director, he served as a building inspector and as a plans examiner. He has spent most of his life in Citrus County, moving to Citrus as a teen and graduating from Citrus High.

Via Citrus County BOCC

County Library Services gets new interim director

County Library Services gets new interim director

Citrus County, Florida (via Citrus County BOCC) -- Eric Head takes over leadership of the Citrus Library system this week as the new Interim director.

He replaces Flossie Benton Rogers who has retired as director of Library Service. Rogers, who had 23 years with the county, had served as the director of the county library system since 2000.

Head started with the county in 1995 as a Librarian I. He also served as the Library Systems Manager and most recently as Assistant Library Services Director.