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Local News

  • Watermelon Festival a hit for vendors, attendees

    Going to the annual Watermelon Festival means eating and shopping for a lot of people and guests were not to be disappointed this year. There were a record number of vendors and for the first-time vendors were stationed across US 19 as well.

    Sure, finding a familiar old standby is nice; a food with that familiar sign out front. However, making the choice for lunch, then hearing that your neighbor owns the booth makes that warm and fuzzy feeling happen.

  • County passes five-cent gas tax

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday passed a gas tax ordinance for five cents per gallon of motor fuel.

  • Chiefland Rotary Fishing Tournament

    By Jean Gardner

    On Saturday May 20, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Chiefland Rotary Club held its 13th Annual Fishing Tournament in the scenic city of Cedar Key, FL.  The weather for this annual fundraising event was beautiful and the event was safe and successful.  A total of 61 boats had registered to participate in the event.

  • National Safe Boating Week

    By R. L. “Doc” Gardner

  • Levy County pair face meth charges after traffic stop

     By Buster Thompson, For the Citizen

    A Levy County man and woman face serious drug charges after being charged Thursday night with possessing large amounts of methamphetamine.

    A Citrus County sheriff’s deputy patrolling near the Citrus/Levy county line pulled over a pickup truck for not having working taillights.

  • Cedar Key FFA collecting bottles of water or eye drops to benefit firefighters.

    The Cedar Key FFA is hosting a bottled water and eye drop drive for the firefighters that have been tirelessly working on our wildfires in both south and north Florida. If you are interested in donating bottled water or eye drops to the men and women putting their lives on the line to protect homes, property, and families please drop off goods at Cedar Key School and the FFA will pick them up.

  • Cleaning up the streets

    Cedar Key Lions Club volunteers Dale Register, Ralph Selby, Marsha Harrington, Greg Harrington, Douglas Harrington, Joan Selby and Rory Brennan, not pictured, participated in the Lions Adopt-A-Highway roadside trash pickup along the two-mile stretch of State Route 24 leading to the No. 4 bridge. On a breezy, sunny May 6 morning volunteers collected over 80 pounds of trash and road side debris as one of the Cedar Key Lions community service projects.

  • Setting sail in Cedar Key

    There has never been an organization, no plans or no program for the annual “small boat weekend” in Cedar Key, but this past weekend marked 33 years that small boat sailors have trailered their boats to Cedar Key for a weekend of sailing on the Gulf.

    Hugh Horton, of Cedar Key, said it is never clear how many boats show up, but there were 130 people at the dinner Saturday evening. He estimated about 80 boats were under sail this weekend, which is slightly less than previous estimates of 100.

  • Help needed to continue dolphin research

    Molly Jubitz

    Cedar Key Librarian

    The “slow” season is beginning at the Cedar Key Public Library and we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    Cedar Key Librarian Molly Jubitz said she expects the library will look and feel different and be the comfortable, warm, inviting learning environment people have come to enjoy in Cedar Key.

    Meanwhile, a friend who has been part of the lecture series for many years has asked for help that would allow her to continue her research in Cedar Key.

  • Tourist Council to meet

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet May 4 at 6 p.m. for its regular bi-monthly meeting in the Levy County Road Department Office Building at 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. The meeting is open to the public. Please call 352-486-3396 for any questions concerning the meeting or go to www.visitnaturecoast.com.