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  • Pledge to Vote

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections is seeking to increase voter participation this election year by organizing a “Pledge to Vote” campaign.

    Supervisor Tammy Jones said this is a non-partisan push to encourage voters to take a proactive role in this year’s elections. Businesses and organizations that partner with her office on this campaign will be promoted on the Supervisor of Elections Office Facebook page.

  • Levy cleans up after TS Colin

    Tropical Storm Colin washed ashore on Monday and for residents and officials it looked more like a hurricane exercise than a storm that could do real damage.

    “It was a very nice wake up call to shake the rust off,” said Levy County Emergency Management Assistant Director David Peaton.

  • Smiles abound at the Kindergarten Circus

    The jokesters of the big top kept the laughs coming as the Cedar Key Kindergarten class held their annual end of school year circus.

    From magicians to wild animals, the Cedar Key kindergarten students strutted their stuff at teh annual end of the school year circus.

  • Teen critical after accident

    A 17-year-old is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident Monday shortly after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 at Northwest 135th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Trevor D. Hill, 17, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after he lost control of his 2003 Ford Escape while southbound on U.S. 19 during heavy rain, overcorrected and the SUV started to rotate.

  • TS Colin: Damage assessments begin

     

    ****LEVY COUNTY POST STORM UPDATE****

  • Push is on to restore voting rights to 1.5M Floridians

    ORLANDO - More than one in 10 Floridians and nearly a quarter of African-Americans in Florida will be shut out of the polls in November because of past mistakes ― but civil rights activists say they hope to change that.



    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation in the House ― HR 5352 ― that would restore voting rights to people after leaving prison, with the exception of those convicted of murder, manslaughter or sex crimes.

  • Gag order has been lifted

    The long awaited grouper opener has arrived, and both gag and red grouper may be harvested again. Be advised that as of June 1st gag grouper in the gulf must be at least 24 inches long to keep. From what I understand the state wanted the gag grouper size limit to be the same on both coasts. Red grouper are still at 20 inches however. The grouper limit is four in aggregate, not more than two can be gags. Same for reds.

    Inshore the water is heating up and trout limits are less common than just a few weeks ago.

  • Cedar Key Community Give-Back program

    Seahorse Key has felt the support of the Cedar Key community very strongly and this is part of our way of giving back.  We have already begun offering annual free day trips for the Cedar Key historical society and this year will add the Lions Club, the Women’s club and the City Hall staff and Council (to be planned)

    Island Biology – A 10-day field course with SKML Associate Director Dr. Coleman Sheehy will be held at a later date.

  • Watermelon Festival Schedule

    Please plan on attending the 62nd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival to be held in historic downtown Chiefland centered at the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park, on Saturday, June 4. This will be a wonderful day of family, fun and fanfare. We will have scores of vendors offering crafts, food and information. There will be a parade featuring businesses, organizations and even Watermelon Pageant winners from our local Tri-County community of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.

    All events are scheduled to take place in the Chiefland Train Depot park unless otherwise noted.

  • Levy County STEM initiative and Sharks at Seahorse Programs

    The UF Seahorse Key Marine Lab is partnering with the Levy County Public Schools to offer discounted programs for Levy County schools and free programs to the Cedar Key School.  Several classes have already visited.

    On June 2-3 – Bronson Middle-High School – Stacy Drummond teacher

    On June 13 – Cedar Key school professional Development day at Seahorse Key – teachers from Cedar Key school out to seahorse for training