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  • 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.

    SUWANNEE RIVER

  • 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. 

    WITHLACOOCHEE 

  • Cedar Key Beacon Readers' Photo Galleries - Last call for Architecture

    The Beacon is creating readers' photo galleries of Cedar Key character and beauty. Next month we'll look at structures, landmarks and buildings, so send us your photographs of your favorite Cedar Key architecture. New or old, fancy or run-down, small or large, the possibilities are endless. 

    Deadline is noon March 30 for publication in the April 2 edition. Email photos should be a minimum of 150 dpi (resolution) and in jpeg format.

    For more information or questions, call Kellie at 543-5701, or email her at editor@cedarkeybeacon.com.  

  • Teachers’ personal laptops, cell phones subject to confiscation

    With the unanimous passage of new Anti-Fraud policy 7.23 last week, Bob Clemons, Director of Finance for the School Board of Levy County, has been given the additional duty of Fraud Investigator, authorized to confiscate both district and personal employee property.

    “Any irregularity, that is detected or suspected . . . shall be reported immediately to the Director of Finance” who will decide “whether pursuit of an investigation is warranted,” the policy states.

  • Coffee now available on 2nd Street

    Coffee now available on 2nd Street

    Java lovers can now enjoy a cup of fresh ground coffee at the Barefoot Artist Gallery located on historic 2nd Street.

    “Customers can get coffee-to-go or sit at tables and enjoy the art,” said Carmen Day, artist, owner, and operator of the gallery. Those who prefer to sip outdoors will find themselves well accommodated in the garden area. “When the weather’s good (it) should be nice to sit out there,” Day said.

  • Qualifying period starts Monday

    Anyone wishing to campaign for the City of Cedar Key Commission or the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District Board must complete the necessary paperwork next week during the qualifying period Monday, March 16 at 9 a.m. until Friday, March 20 at 12 p.m.

    Each candidate is required to submit a form designating a treasurer, open a campaign bank account, sign a loyalty oath, provide a statement of financial intent, and read chapter 106 of the Florida statutes. Qualified individuals will be given two handbooks, one for the candidate, one for the appointed treasurer.