County: Reduce, reuse

A compactor crushes waste at the Central Landfill in Lecanto as scores of birds fly from the large, noisy machine. Citrus County commissioners will consider an ordinance for universal garbage on Tuesday.

Landfill closing early on Friday

In observance of Veterans Day, Citrus County Central Landfill will close at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. The landfill will be operating regular hours Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The administrative office will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, and will re-open for regular business on Monday, Nov. 13. For more information, call 527-7670 during office hours.

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Huddle House opening delayed

The soft opening of the Inverness Huddle House has been delayed to 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to chain spokeswoman Sydney Thompson.

The restaurant, located at 321 U.S. 41 South, had originally been set to open today but equipment issues forced the delay.

There’s been no word yet on when the Crystal River Huddle House on State Road 44 will open.

— Michael D. Bates/Staff writer

FedEx Ground hiring handlers

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will have a hiring event Thursday to assist FedEx Ground hire 150-200 part-time package handlers.

The hiring event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road in Ocala. Sessions will be held every 30 minutes.

Package handlers load and unload sorted packages in a fast-paced environment to help ensure FedEx Ground delivers packages on time and with care. No experience is required.

Interested applicants must be at least 18 and must register with Employ Florida at (reference Job Order Number 10571441). Details can be found on the Calendar of Events at or by calling 800-434-JOBS, ext. 2203.

Gas prices may level out

The steady stream of declining gas prices continued last week. However, the rate at which prices are declining is beginning to slow and pump prices should soon level out, according to AAA-The Auto Club Group.

“The streak of falling prices should come to an end this week,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins.

The average price of regular unleaded is $2.39 per gallon, according to gas

For live fuel price averages, visit http://Fuel

— Michael D. Bates/Staff writer