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Local News

  • Volunteers needed for annual tree lighting

    This is a call out to all members of the community for any help that can be given for the Tree Lighting on Nov. 28.
    The following items and volunteers are needed to RSVP as volunteers as soon as possible:
    – (3) 12-14-foot extension ladders;
    – (2-3) sets of loppers;
    – 3-6 agile volunteers that can climb the ladders and use the loppers to clean up the tree before lights are put on;
    – 3-6 agile volunteers to help with putting on the lights;

  • Coast Guard searches for missing boater

    As of Tuesday, The Coast Guard is searching for a 77-year-old man aboard the sailing vessel Mariah between Boca Grande and Panama City.
    Missing is Craig Neus from Panama City.
    Last contact with Neus was Nov. 4 when he made a purchase at South Seas Plantation, Captiva.
    Since June, Neus had been sailing a 32-foot beige two-masted Bristol from Baltimore, Maryland, with the intention of finishing his voyage in Panama City.

  • Gigantic rummage sale through Tri-County Area Saturday

    Goods to be offered along roads from Cedar Key to Bell
    Imagine it, one long continuous rummage sale on roads from Cedar Key to Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and Bell.
    That's a lot of shopping for new and used goods.
    Three Chambers of Commerce in the Tri-County Area are teaming up to hold the 1st annual River Rummage Sale, a continuous rummage sale that runs along the roadways from Cedar Key through Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Trenton and ending at the EMS station in Bell on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Levy DPS says thanks
  • Klocksien opens November art show

    Peter Klocksien lives and works in Cedar Key.
    Klocksien will be sharing a part of his collection at Cedar Key Arts Center, 457 Second Street in Cedar Key, beginning Nov. 8, with an opening from 5-7 p.m.
    Klocksien has long been influential in the local art scene, having exhibited at the Island Arts Gallery and is currently past-President of the Cedar Key Arts Center. He has collected local art and artifacts for a number of years and operates a website "pklocksien1200" from 2011 - 2014. This website has a collection of native american artifacts.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time, Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • Caretaker charged in manslaughter

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.
    But Helen Bishop’s story was not yet finished.
    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County’s Sheriff’s investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney’s Office to write the final chapters.

  • Levy County stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups this Saturday (Nov. 8)

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don’t always come together, hopes aren’t always realized, and presents aren’t always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It’s a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • 'There is no pain-free plan'

    The Florida Department of Transportation learned a new thing about Cedar Key when 70 residents – about 10 percent of the island’s population – attended a meet-and-greet on construction proposals for replacing three bridges on the island.
    Mayor Dale Register said he learned something as well, “There is no pain-free plan.”