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  • Levy County school millage tentatively set at 7.653

    The School Board of Levy County on Tuesday unanimously adopted its tentative millage rate and tentative budget for the 2010-2011 school year.

    But throughout the public hearing — the first by the school district for the next fiscal year —  signs of future financial distress filtered in to the discussions.

    Outside of school district employees, board members and the press, no one attended the hearing.

  • County to set tentative millage Aug. 3

    The Levy County Commission on Tuesday asked the Sheriff's Office and any department that has not cut its budget to go back to the drawing board and pare their requests.

    At the same time, the board put off setting a tentative property tax millage until its Tuesday, Aug. 3, budget workshop to consider new budget proposals. That's  the same day they will hold a workshop to consider joining a public library co-operative with neighboring counties, a regular commission meeting in the morning, and a workshop on solid waste, fire and emergency medical service assessments.

  • Community outreach event in Otter Creek to focus on health and hunger issues

    Two community outreach events, sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Levy County Health Department and the Children’s Table, will be held on Saturday, July 31. The events, which will focus on local health and hunger issues, will be held in Levy County at the following locations and times:

    • Inglis Town Hall, 135 Highway 40 West, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

    • Otter Creek Town Hall, 555 SW 2nd Avenue, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

  • Notice for Cedar Key FFA members

    Cedar Key FFA members! If you want to attend the national FFA meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., in October you MUST contact Adviser Dennis Voyles before Aug. 15 to reserve your room. Please call him at 352-339-2034 or email at davoyles@aol.com.

  • Special meeting called to set tentative millage

    A Special Meeting of the City of Cedar Key Commission has been called by Mayor O’Neal for Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 6 pm to set a tentative millage rate for fiscal year 2010-2011.  All citizens are urged to attend.

     

  • CLAMerica: Great food and fun to celebrate America’s birthday

    Thousands of people will descend on the island Sunday to enjoy the family friendly CLAMerica Fourth of July Celebration that highlights Cedar Key’s flourishing aquaculture industry. The Southeast Tourism Society named Cedar Key’s CLAMerica one of the top 20 events in the southeast for the third year in row. Cedar Key is one of largest producers of farm grown clams in the United States.

  • National ad campaigns showcase Cedar Key, Levy, and Florida Seafood

    A spate of ads promoting Levy County, Cedar Key and Florida’s seafood are currently receiving airtime in major markets across the country. 

    Last month images of Levy County began appearing in cities around the nation as Visit Florida began airing a 40-second television ad, with an additional 10-second rotational ad from the counties that are part of the Emergency Declaration.

  • NOAA: Less than 20 percent chance oil will hit Levy by day 120

    The Levy County coastline has a less than 20 percent chance of oil washing up on its shores, according to a probability model released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration on Friday.

  • City has new mayor

    Cedar Key commissioners selected Pat O’Neal as the new mayor Tuesday night at their regular monthly meeting.

    When the floor was opened for mayoral nominations, commissioners Gene Hodges and Scott Dennison spoke at the same time. Hodges continued first, nominating Commissioner O’Neal. Dennison said he had no further nominations and motioned for the nominations to be closed.

    A role call vote was taken and O’Neal was selected unanimously.

  • Cedar Key Chowder takes New England - again

    Tony’s Cedar Key Clam Chowder successfully defended its championship title at the 29th Annual Great Chowder Cook-off last weekend in Newport, Rhode Island.