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  • County recycling back in business

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this morning.

    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the person in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Shark News for May 10

    Levy County second graders learn about sea life

    Lauren Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent

    “Oh! Aw! That’s so cool!” is the sounds coming from the Cedar Key schools aquaculture lab as second graders from all around the county come to view the aquaculture wonders.

  • Lions learn about Vial of LIFE

    Cedar Key Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Chief Robert Robinson updates the Cedar Key Lions Club on fire department news, including the new CPR training program that Chief Robinson will be teaching to train community members in this life-saving skill.

  • Cedar Key Arts Center

    Summer Visual Arts Education
    July 16-27
    9-11:30 a.m.
    • Learn from the professionals: ceramics, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, alternative photography…
    • First grade  to high school students eligible
    • Small materials fee may apply (scholarships available)
    • Register prior to June 11th at the KeyHole in Cedar Key
    • Limited enrollment

    Art Therapy/Art Education Study
    July 2-31
    1-4 p.m.

  • Cedar Key will get one bridge replacement

    Cedar Key has been to this place before and been disappointed. There are three bridges that many folks want repaired.
    In 2009 they thought they would be, but state officials said contracts for the replacement were issued in error.
    The state tried to make up for it by saying it would repair what ailed the two bridges leading to George Lewis Airport and on C Street leading to the Dock Street commercial area.

  • Dennison wins re-election

    Incumbent City Commissioner Scott Dennison apparently has won re-election over challenger Margey VanLandingham in Tuesday's election.

    Official results showed Dennison received 199 votes to VanLandingham's 82.

    The count was delayed by a power outage and some confusion caused when the canvassing board counted 72 absentee envelopes and 73 absentee ballots. There should only be one ballot per envelope.

  • Man dies during fishing trip

    By RYAN T. BUTLER

    Staff Writer

    The body of a man who died while fishing southeast Snake Key was recovered today.

    Charles T. Fletcher, 79 or Gainesville, was fishing with a friend Friday morning when he stood, lost his balance and fell out of the boat. Fletcher, who was wearing a life vest at the time, was unconscious when his body was recovered.

  • Trickling river doesn’t keep boat racers away

    John Edwards, clad in Spandex shorts and a torn T-shirt adorned with an airbrushed hog in a canoe, smiled as he paddled down the tea-colored waters of the Waccasassa River, effortlessly hefting his thin frame over the fallen log at the end of the race he’s competed in for 34 years.
    “It’s a fun race to do,” the St. Petersburg resident said after coming in first Saturday in the Experienced Class division of the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race in Otter Creek.

  • DeHaven announces intent to seek school board seat

    My name is Marissa (Haldeman) DeHaven and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.  I am a life-long resident of Levy County. I reside in Cedar Key with my husband, Mark, and our four children; Micah, 5, and Maya, Max and Marina, our two-year-old triplets.