Health department issues mosquito-borne illness advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Citrus County.

Several sentinel chickens have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection. The risk of transmission to humans has increased. Citrus County Mosquito Control District and DOH-Citrus continue surveillance and prevention efforts.

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Labor Dept. recovers $13,781 in back wages for Fort Myers grocery store workers after overtime violations found

FORT MYERS, FL – S & O Groceries Inc. – operating as Bravo Supermarket in Fort Myers – has paid $13,781 in back wages to two employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Department also assessed the grocery store a civil penalty of $806 for the repeat nature of the violations.

WHD investigators determined S & O Groceries Inc. paid two store clerks flat salaries, regardless of the number of hours they worked. This practice resulted in violations when those employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek without the employer paying them overtime.

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Accelerated Decommissioning Partners becomes licensed operator of Duke Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant

  • State regulators approved transaction in August after 14-month review.
  • Decommissioning will start nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.
  • Transaction has no impact on Duke Energy customer bills.

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(Photo courtesy: Duke Energy Florida)

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy successfully completed a transaction today to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Citrus County, Fla., in 2020 instead of 2067 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.

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Join the Extension for Matter of Balance Class

Are you concerned about falling?  Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for Matter of Balance Class.

WHO:    Have you turned down a chance to go out with friends or family because you were concerned about falling?

Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall?  If so, A Matter of Balance is a program for you.

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