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Local News

  • City moves closer to opening Welcome Center

     A lightly attended City Commission meeting on Tuesday night began with good news and ended with even more good news.  Topics ranged from Movies in the Park, to new ordinances and to a rare letter of praise for one of Cedar Key’s Police Officers.

     Toni Collins, of the Levy County Historical Society, made a detailed presentation concerning the March 16, 2011, Levy County Railroad Days, which will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the  railroad that once ran from Fernandina Beach  to Cedar Key.  

  • Commission approves titling CK trailer for EMS

    The Levy County Commission gave its approval for County Coordinator Freddie Moody to sign off on the title for a new trailer to be used at the Cedar Key EMS station.

    Earlier this year the commission approved a request by EMS Assistant Director Royce Barber to replace the mobile home used for paramedics stationed on the island. The current trailer has deteriorated and there is a black mold problem in a bathroom.

    Barber said if the mold problem was not remedied he would be forced to move the paramedics to another station.

  • Skip the doggie bag, bring Fido to dinner

    You no longer need to leave your canine friend behind when you want to enjoy a meal at some local eateries, now that the Cedar Key City Commission passed Ordinance 469.

    Woof?

    The ordinance, which passed on second and final reading Tuesday night, establishes a process for eateries to obtain a permit to allow dogs in outdoor seating areas.

  • Budget Workshops Begin

     On Aug.

  • First sea turtle release puts Cedar Key in national spotlight

     Cedar Key's pristine waters were in the spotlight on Wednesday as national news media converged on the island to cover the release of 23 Kemps Ridley sea turtles, victims of the BP oil spill that were cleaned and rehabilitated by various groups.

  • Tarmac moves ahead on mine permit

    The zoning application came with $1,600 and eight cases of paperwork. The cover letter summed it up: "Tarmac America LLC is pleased to submit the King Road Limestone Mine Special Exception Application #3 ... This submittal is for the actual operation of the mine site which is +/- 4,750 acres," Tarmac executive Albert W. Townsend wrote to the Levy County Development Department. The letter was dated June 13, but it was not delivered to Levy County Building Official Rob Corbitt at his Bronson office until Aug.

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    Balloting for the Aug. 24 political party primary is Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections office, 421 S. Court Street, Bronson.  

  • Sheriff's Office buys new vehicles

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has purchased six new vehicles — four for its K-9 units and two for the investigative unit for $167,462.80. Sheriff Johnny Smith said he stands behind the decision to replace vehicles that had 100,000 to 150,000 miles on each, including replacement of a car totaled in an accident where the other driver was found to be at fault. Smith said he is aware of how the purchase looks in a tight budget year.

  • County has hiring, spending freeze

    It's official: County employees will not receive a pay raise in the coming year, but no layoffs or reduced work hours are anticipated. Department heads have been hiring and spending are frozen. In a memo sent to all county department heads dated Aug.

  • Levy schools get a ‘B’

    For the third consecutive year, Levy County is expected to get a “B” when it comes to education. The Florida Department of Education released its annual school grades last week, and area schools that had their grades reported overall performed well.