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  • Cedar Key Lions throw a party to thank town for 40 years of support

    The Cedar Key Lions Club thanked the town for 40 years of support with an Ice Cream Social on March 24th. From 4 to 7 p.m. the Cedar Key Community Center rocked and partied to the music of the Cedar Key's Dock Street Band while residents of all ages, from babies to great grandparents, enjoyed eating ice cream and cake, dancing, and receiving birthday party balloons as well as a free Cedar tree seedling as part of the Lions' "Put the Cedar Back in Cedar Key" initiative.

     

  • Sheriff offers special needs database

    In January 2009, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office implemented a new program designed to assist citizens of Levy County who have special needs.

    The program includes a database of special needs citizens of all ages such as Alzheimer’s patents, autistic persons and others with special needs.

    This database is accessible from the dispatch center and includes individual specific information on each entered person such as type of special need, contact person, home address, and specific instructions for first responders on how to best assist that person.

  • Video: Suwannee River flood warning

     Warnings have been issued for flooding along the Suwannee River in Levy County as a result of spring rains farther north at the waterway's headlands.

    Levy County boat ramps along the Suwannee will close at dusk Saturday, said Levy County Coordinator Freddie Moody. Moody also said Gov. Charlie Crist has included Levy County in a declaration of an emergency for areas affected by the flooding.

    Regular updates will be posted to this website in the next week.

  • Grants can catch county in their ‘strings’

    It’s a story right off the national news: Homeowners fighting to prevent foreclosure on their property ask a lender to produce the original promissory note in legal proceedings.

    But in Levy County, it is the estate of Kathryn F. Causey, an accountant who died in January 2008, that is trying to stave off foreclosure by having the lender produce the promissory note.

  • No note? Go ask a judge for one

    It’s a story right off the national news: Homeowners fighting to prevent foreclosure on their property ask a lender to produce the original promissory note in legal proceedings.

    But in Levy County, it is the estate of Kathryn F. Causey, an accountant who died in January 2008, that is trying to stave off foreclosure by having the lender produce the promissory note.

  • River Levels, Crest Predictions, Flood Warnings for Thursday

     

     

    LIVE OAK, FL, Thursday, April 16, noon – Following is a summary of all the latest flood reports and crest predictions issued by the National Weather Service for stations along local rivers.

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  • Smoke and video testing of pipes to begin soon

    As part of the planning for the proposed Phase II Streets and Utilities program the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District and Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency are cooperating to perform inspections and testing of the downtown sewer system.

    A detailed video inspection and smoke testing of the sewer system in the downtown area of Cedar Key is scheduled to start on March 9. Technicians from Altair Environmental Group of Longwood Florida will be working in Cedar Key approximately three to four weeks performing various inspections and tests to the sewer system.

  • Pipe exploration will tell Water District which areas need most work

    You may have seen a small trailer in the streets of Cedar Key with the name Altair Environmental Group on the side, and wondered why it’s moving all around the island.

    The trailer is home base to a crew that is going street to street, manhole to manhole, to inspect every sewer pipe in the downtown and surrounding areas looking for cracks and damage.

    “We’re looking for holes in the side of the pipe, cracked pipe, anything that might cause a problem down the road,” said project superintendent Bill Kirk.

  • City prepares for 45th annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    Excitement is in the air once again as Cedar Key prepares to transform into an open air gallery of art on April 18th and 19th when the Chamber of Commerce presents the 45th annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts. Artists will line Historic Second Street from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. These fine artists and fine craftsmen will show off their paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculptures, photography, and much more! Over $10,000 will be awarded to artists and their ribbons will be on display Sunday.

  • River Levels, Crest Predictions, Flood Warnings for Thursday

    LIVE OAK, FL, April 9, 2009 12:00– Following is a summary of all the latest flood reports and crest predictions issued by the National Weather Service for stations along local rivers. 

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