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  • Courthouse monument case dismissed in favor of County

    The lawsuit filed against Levy County by American Atheists, Inc., claiming a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, was dismissed by in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

    The suit stems from the denial by the county of a local atheist group’s application to install a monument at the Levy County Courthouse, claiming it failed to meet guidelines. The county established guidelines in 2009 for the placing of monuments by local citizens and groups at the site.

  • Cedar Key Historical Society to host Florida Humanities Speaker Series

    Don’t miss our 2018 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, featuring fascinating programs about Florida’s historic lighthouses, culture, people, and ecology.

    Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Cedar Key Historical Society, this series will showcase four engaging talks and performances, starting in January and ending in April. Admission to each is free. All programs will be hosted at the Cedar Key Community Center at Sixth and F Street.

  • Christmas musical at Cedar Key First Baptist Church

    “Were You There on That Christmas Night,” a musical performed by the Cedar Key First Baptist Church Choir on Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. The church is located on Second Street in Cedar Key. Everyone is encouraged to come.

  • Cedar Key Arts Center workshops

    December 11, Monday (10-1),12 Tuesday, (10-12), and 14 Thursday, (10-11), Mosaic Stepping Stones with Dave Trehane-Art work using mosaic tiles is one of the oldest enduring means of artistic expression. In this class you will design and create your own permanent mosaic stepping stone using cut glass, marbles and tiles. Day 1 Design and placement, Day 2 grouting, Day 3 clean up and sealing. Cost $20 (for members) $25 for non-member plus $5 for supplies. 12 student maximum at any level. Deadline: December 1. Contact Dave at 304-481-0789.

  • County recasts qualifications for tourism director job

    Time is running out for the county to fill its soon-to-be-vacant executive position for Levy County Tourist Development.

    In a last-minute bid to net more ideal candidates, the county, behind a recommendation from outgoing director Carol McQueen, is recasting its description of the position to focus more on marketing skills and experience.

  • County approves spay, neuter trial program for ‘community cats’

    Levy County Animal Services euthanizes around half of the feral cats that are brought in.

    After department officials recently met with animal rescue groups at a no-kill summit in Gainesville, the county may have a solution that could help tackle the high rate of cat euthanasias.

  • County extends moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries; seeks ban ordinance

    The Levy County Commission voted unanimously Nov. 21 to extend by three months its moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The motion for the extended moratorium was offered by Rock Meeks and seconded by Matt Brooks. It passed 5-0.

  • Levy to get air medical service in 2018

    PHI Air Medical, a medical air service company, was granted a certification by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners Nov. 7 to open an air ambulance service in Levy County.

    The BOCC approved a required Certification of Public Convenience and Necessity after hearing from PHI Air Medical regional director Sean O’Neal and Levy County Department of Public Safety director Mitch Harrell as well as medical director Dr. Charles Wayne, of UF Shands.

  • CKS gym gets shiny touch-up

    By Anna Lavoie-Ingram, CKS journalism class

    David Sweet and George Douglas from the Levy County School Board were at Cedar Key School last week to repaint and touch-up the bright purple waves and shiny yellow pride on the gymnasium walls.

    While painting, these guys crack jokes, laughed, and clearly enjoyed what they are doing.

    David and George said they come to CKS every five years with three gallons of yellow paint and 10 gallons of purple, then spend six to seven days painting the gym.

  • Pumpkin pickup

    CKS offers many thanks to the Cedar Key United Methodist Church for once again making the Pumpkin Patch happen for the little Sharks!

    Every year just before Halloween, volunteers at the church are waiting to help the elementary students select a pumpkin and complete an arts and crafts project.

    Mrs. Shewey's first graders – shown in the photo – were among those who made the trek this year.