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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Meals On Wheels Program needs volunteer drivers

Citrus County’s Meals On Wheels Program joins the National Meals On Wheels Association of America with the goal that “no senior goes hungry”.

In order to ensure that we are able to provide meals for homebound seniors here in Citrus County, we need volunteers!

Do you have a few hours a week to give of your time?  If so, your local Meals On Wheels Program could use your help!  We deliver meals to seniors throughout Citrus County around the lunchtime hours, Monday through Friday.  We need volunteers who are willing to give approximately 2 hours of their time, one day a week, to deliver meals to seniors.

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County commission slates annual planning retreat

BOCC SealThe Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Planning Retreat will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 8  at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 W. Sovereign Path in Lecant.

There will be no “Open to the Public” during this event. Citizens are welcome to speak during the next scheduled BOCC meeting.

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Dunnellon man charged with discharging firearm from vehicle, aggravated assault

Othello Cleveland of Dunnellon (CCSO Mugshot)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said today that 19-year-old Othello Cleveland of Dunnellon was arrested for Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon

On Sunday, the CCSO was dispatched to a business in the City of Inverness in reference to a possible shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies were told that during a verbal argument, Cleveland had allegedly displayed several firearms, and had allegedly forced a subject into his vehicle.

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