Local News

  • County debates furloughs, cutting hours

     Levy County Commissioners, for the first time, openly discussed the ideas of worker furloughs and cuts — such as a nine-hour, four-day work week.

  • Savings from a day's furlough

     The Levy County Commission is discussing using furloughs to cut its costs, rather than layoffs, to meet its budget in the coming year. To that end, Jared Blanton, a finance clerk, drew up the approximate savings.

  • Do you know about Wednesday mornings at the dump?

     Every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, you can drop off your household hazardous waste, free of charge, at the Levy County Landfill on CR 335 between Bronson and Williston.

  • And the winner is........

     Marine Corp League Representative Ivan Chubb announced Wednesday that the winning ticket number for the guitar that was raffled off this weekend at the Celebrate Cedar Key event. 

    The winning ticket number is 660487. You can contact Mr. Chubb at 352-528-3328 to redeem your brand new, still-in-the-box  Rogue 6-string acoustic guitar.

    Mr. Chubb will deliver it to you, if you wish, and it comes with a free mini-guitar lesson of Roy Orbinson's "Sweet Dreams Baby."



  • Trucks vs. pedestrians

    The city commission voted Tuesday to send a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission supporting a grant request to study oysters in the area.

    Commissioner Sue Colson, who is active in aquaculture, explained that Dr. Bill Pine and Dr. Peter Frederick, researchers at University of Florida and Cedar Key property owners, have been working with local oysterman gathering information about the condition of oyster habitat in the surrounding waters for some months.

  • County budget shrinking with revenues

    Levy County is only expecting to receive $21,092,968 in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, and on Monday heard spending requests totaling $20,811,999.

  • City Commission denies garbage rate increase

    A request by WastePro, the city's garbage and recycling provider, to change their contract by adding an almost 4 percent “cost of living” increase was denied by the City Commission Tuesday night. However, the commission left the door open for discussions about other ways the city and the company can save money.

    Public Works Director Josh Wilson gave a presentation that demon- strated the cost savings and increases in recycling rates over the past 10 months.

  • Burn Ban Lifted


  • Recycling trailer overflows with trash

    This was the recent scene at the recycling trailer at SR 24 and CR 347. According to Cedar Key’s Public Works Director Josh Wilson, people have been repeatedly dumping non-recyclable garbage at the trailer - including tires and mattresses.

    Levy County’s Landfill Director Benny Jerrels came out to take a look and has warned that if it happens again, the trailer will be removed and not brought back again.

  • Hazardous Waste Day collection a huge hit

    Household Hazardous Waste Day only comes around once a year and oh, what a year it was. The turn out for 2011 was more than the last two years combined.