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  • Cedar Key Chamber's annual auction Sunday

    The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual auction at the historic Island Hotel on 2nd Street on Sunday, Sept. 5. The preview of items starts at 12:30 p.m. and the live-auction begins at 1 p.m.

    A raffle of more than 40 items will also be held. Tickets for the raffle are $3 each, three for $5 or  15 tickets for $20.

  • New outreach program reaches into rural Levy

    The newly begun Health and Nutrition Community Outreach program in Levy County provided free food, health services and advice to more than 100 people in Cedar Key and Bronson Saturday, according to representatives from the program.

        Jan Zak, a volunteer from Gainesville, said the program is a partnering of different agencies and groups providing service to people in mostly rural areas of Levy County.  Saturday’s outreach started in Cedar Key at Rosewood Baptist Church and then ended at the Levy County Health Department in Bronson.

  • Celebrate with a movie this weekend

    Movies in the Park celebrates Labor Day Weekend with a showing of a movie and a Princess, Pirates, and Fairies Party and a showing of an updated classic movie at 8 p.m. Saturday.

    Thee 1991 movie is about a Peter Pan who has has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook kidnaps Peter's children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell. With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again.

  • See video of first release of turtles rescued from oil spill is at Cedar Key
  • Commission approves thinned down budget

    The Levy County Commission has a workable budget on the table, but they are not yet finished with it and the margin for error – handling emergencies — is only $500,000.  Deputy Clerk Sheila Rees, who handles county finances, said the budget document drawn up by her, County Coordinator Freddie Moody and Clerk of Courts Danny Shipp uses $4.5 million in reserves to balance the county’s accounts and has only $500,000 to cover emergency expenditures in the $53 million budget. “That’s not a real safe place to be, having reserves of o

  • County passes on bonds, for now

    Levy County does not have the requisite 100,000 residents to qualify for Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, but county officials think they could still get the money. The subject of the bonds, funded with federal stimulus bill money, came up during the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting Tuesday.  County Coordinator Freddie Moody said the county does not qualify for the $346,000 in economic development bond money and $519,000 in facility bond money designated for Levy County, but by turning the money back to the state it frees the money fro

  • K-9 skips car chase, nabs suspect

    A deputy on patrol in the area of the the area of the Dawg House bar in Fanning Springs noticed a white 2004 Toyota SUV leave the parking lot onto U.S. Highway 19 where the driver made a U-turn spinning the tires and accelerated to a high rate of speed at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.

  • Commission spurns sheriff's request

    The tension that has been building between the Levy County Commission and the Sheriff's Office over spending and budgets became an open matter of record at the commissions Tuesday meeting when the sheriff's request for $38,000 in contingency money was denied. Commissioner Danny Stevens of Williston made the motion to give the sheriff some of the money the commission held back from this year's budget to cover any last-minute inmate medical bills. But the motion died for lack of a second. The sheriff did not make an appearance to present the request.

  • Broadband authority has its first meeting in Cedar Key

    Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the North Florida Broadband Authority. On Aug.

  • TRIM notices mailed out on Friday

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker told the Chiefland Rotary Club there is one thing everyone should keep in mind about his work. "I don't do taxes, I do assessments," he said addressing the group on Aug. 11.