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  • Dysentery hits raccoons on Cedar Key

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said in the past week his
    department has received several calls regarding raccoons
    that were displaying odd symptoms and ultimately had to be
    dispatched.
    Four raccoons were seen in the daylight acting oddly in
    the general area of Hodges and Merrell Avenues.
    Because they are nocturnal animals indicated a problem,
    but in addition they also displayed balance problems —
    walking, falling over, trying to walk again, falling again and
    generally acting groggy and disoriented.

  • Bride's murder means life in prison for groom

    A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine of Cedar Key was murdered by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke.

    The decision on Friday came one week short of the first anniversary of Fine's death on Nov. 4, 2009, at the Rosewood home she shared with Duke and his friend Justin White.

    Duke was also convicted of the false imprisonment of White for forcing the roommate to accompany him to a popular mud bogging site near Bronson where he negotiated White's release to law enforcement officers.

  • County selling limestone dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline
    up for sale, preferring to use another piece of
    equipment to mine and load limestone from
    the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.
    The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday
    approved the sale at the request of Road
    Department Administrative Superintendent
    Bruce Greenlee. who said the dragline is no
    longer needed for the county's limerock mining
    operation. "We can only mine to 30 feet
    and we need to get rid of this," he said.

  • New Recycling and Trash Pickup Schedule

    Mondays
    Trash and Recyling
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays
    Yard Waste
    2nd Tuesday of the month
    Bulk Items

     

  • Drug bust nets 4 arrests, plus bonus

    Four Cedar Key residents and a man from Lake City were
    arrested on Tuesday after a three-month investigation of drug
    sales in Cedar Key by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    Those arrested on drug charges are Richard Lee
    Cantlebarry 45, Geneva F. Harris, 58, Jonathan N.
    Thompson, 30, and Shannon Lynn Random, 41, all of Cedar
    Key
    Drug agents simultaneously served two search warrantsin the early morning operation that began with a complaint
    to officers that the suspects were selling pills from a
    residence.

  • Commission keeps meeting short ‘n’ sweet

    About a dozen audience members attended a short, efficient
    meeting Tuesday evening. The format was slightly different
    — with Interim City Administrator Greg Lang taking
    the lead presenting agenda items. Commissioner Gene
    Hodges was absent due to a scheduling conflict.
    In the good news category, the Governor’s Office has
    finally signed the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block
    Grant, allowing the city to move forward with upgrading
    several city-owned buildings. Police Chief Virgil Sandlin

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  • Chad Johnson candidate for County Commissioner District 2

    Owen Chad Johnson announces his candidacy for Levy County Commission District 2.  Levy County has been his home since 1994, when he married Angela Quincey. They have four children Tyler, Quin, Bryden and Maddilyn.

  • LARC joins forces with Plum Creek, school district

    By Toni C. Collins

        It is no surprise that Levy ARC has faced some critical financial challenges lately.  However, Executive Director, Betty Walker is determined to find ways to match up available resources to create a win-win situation for all involved.  Her latest challenge coupled LARC with the Plum Creek Foundation and the Exceptional Student Educational Program of the Levy County School District.

  • Feigin challenges Bembry for District 10 House Seat

    Republican Dave Feigin of Cedar Key began a campaign for House of Representatives, District 10, facing off against incumbent Leonard Bembry, a Democrat.
    Feigin said his everyday work experiences keep him more in touch with the working population than his opponent has been for the past two years. Feigin is a 24-year retired veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, who owns a thriving small business with his wife, Cris, in Cedar Key. Before leaving the service, he attained a rank of E6, and had authority over eight USCG stations and two USCG Auxiliary Stations.