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  • Author Teri DuLong book signing at Chamber Saturday

    Terri DuLong, New York Times Best Selling author and Cedar Key resident,
    will have a book signing of her popular Cedar Key series at the
    Chamber's Welcome Center on Saturday, March 3, between 1-3 p.m.

  • Benefit for Berger Family Friday

    The CK Aquaculture Association, the Oyster Association and CK School are holding a benefit for the Berger Family, who lost everything in a recent home fire, on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Park. There will be entertainment, raffles, steamed clams, fried oysters, deserts and drinks
    Fred and Tina Berger and their three boys are active in the community and youth athletics. Tina Berger is best known for her photographs of children participating in youth sports in Cedar Key and Chefland and her work has graced the pages of the Cedar Key Beacon and Chiefland Citizen.

  • Florida Forest Service Awards $110,000 to Levy County, School Board

    Florida Forest Service Awards $110,000 to the Levy County School Board and Levy County Board of County Commissioners
    Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam today announced that the Florida Forest Service is distributing $55,397 to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, and $55,397 to the Levy County School Board as a result of revenue generated from operating the Goethe State Forest.

  • Rabies Alert issued for Bronson-Archer area

    The Levy County Health Department and Alachua County Health Department have issued a rabies alert for the Forest Park and University Oaks area which is located in Levy County and near the Alachua County border in Archer.

    This is in response to a domestic dog that tested positive for rabies on Feb. 23.

  • Commissioners OK dock land lease

    Anglers and crabbers take heart, the Levy County Commission has OK’d a new five-year lease with the state for the land that the “Big Dock” sits on in Cedar Key.
    While the county owns the dock, that was rebuilt after the 2004 hurricane season, the land on which it is built is “soverignty submerged lands” leased from the state.

  • County still waiting on inmates; recycling program still on hiatus

    The Levy County recycling program is still on hiatus awaiting a decision on when it can get women prison inmates to sort the material collected.
    The county suspended the program and picked up the recycling trailers from around the county three weeks ago after the state Department of Corrections decided to shut down the Levy Forestry Work Camp which provided inmates for the sorting  program at the landfill.

  • LARC on the move

    Florida State Parks have a program called “parknerships” that involves, as you might guess, partnering with other agencies, civic groups and schools to achieve its goals. This is always a win-win for those involved.  This past week, it was a winning day for the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Yankeetown loses Tarmac appeal

    The 1st District Court of Appeal has denied the Town of Yankeetown’s request to review Levy County’s conditional special exception permit granted to the Tarmac King Road mine project, possibly closing that case.
    Another suit, filed citing different grounds for challenging the permit that was filed by W.A.R., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, is still alive in the appeals court.

  • CK Woman’s Club brings home the ribbons

    On Feb. 18, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club once more came home beribboned from the Gainesville Arts and Crafts day.
    Each year, the CKWC participates in a District Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs competition, where first place winners from 17 different communities compete.

  • Senecal named Volunteer of the Year

    Eileen Senecal, from the Cedar Key Woman’s Club, has been named Volunteer of the Year by District 5 of the Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
    This prestigious award was presented at the District Arts and Crafts Luncheon held in Gainesville on Saturday, Feb. 18.