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  • Seahorse Key open Saturday

    Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to an open house on Seahorse Key on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enhance your summer by getting the family outdoors into the spectacular Cedar Keys. Bring your camera, fish a little, walk along the beach and enjoy the exhibits.

  • Cedar Key faces budget woes; updates water situation

    Mayor Gene Hodges opened the City Commission meeting by informing all present that the City of Cedar Key was short on cash. Commissioner Scott Denison inquired into the city’s readiness to switch to using QuickBooks accounting software by the new fiscal year beginning October 1. Deputy Clerk Teresa George said that she felt comfortable that QuickBooks would be up and running for the new fiscal year.
    Fire Chief Robert Robinson gave a status update on the distribution of water throughout the city.

  • Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge open house July 28

    Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to an open house on Seahorse Key on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m..  Enhance your summer by getting the family outdoors into the spectacular Cedar Keys. Bring your camera, fish a little, walk along the beach and enjoy the exhibits.

  • Conservation Corner: A personal connection with Florida’s water

    By Peggy Herrick

  • New manatee, sea turtle decals supports conservation

    New editions of manatee and sea turtle decals are available at local tax collectors’ offices across the state. The popular decals, produced annually by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), provide an important source of funds for the state’s efforts to conserve Florida’s manatees and sea turtles.

    Anyone donating $5 will receive a decal. Donations support manatee and sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational programs, as well as FWC conservation efforts.

  • Group kayak and picnic event set

    The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will hold a Group Paddle and Picnic in the town of Suwannee. Join us for an easy (beginners welcome), short (3.8 miles, two hours), fresh water paddle on Lock Creek, through Riverine swamp along the Suwannee River. 

  • Loans available to businesses damaged by Debby

    In an effort to expedite the recovery process for businesses damaged by Tropical Storm Debby, Gov. Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. The program will provide emergency, short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses in 36 eligible counties to assist in reestablishing business during the interim period before other aid and insurance claims are processed.

  • STATE FFA WINNER

    Sarah Bartholemy, center, placed third in the state in the FFA Creed Speaking

    contest.

     

         

  • Meth lab’s fumes yield five arrests

    Apparently five people charged with making “shake and bake” meth in a unit of a second floor duplex in Sumner were so overcome by the fumes of the chemical process they did not hear officers were knocking on their front door. 

    But when the officers could not get the attention of the people inside the unit, the next door neighbor helped out deputies and officers by kicking down the adjoining door between the units, according to Levy County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond.

  • County EMS, fire assessments could affect Cedar Key residents

    Levy County fire assessments would more than double to $110 from $40 per residence and the emergency medical services assessment would rise from $78 to $119 per residence under preliminary resolutions unanimously adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.