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  • Grant to help boost learning experience

    Months before the government sequestration, the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was awarded a grant to supplement Cedar Key School science field-study trips to the Refuge for real world learning. Suddenly, the federal sequestration required that all grant funds be held in case of a government emergency; Refuge staff and school officials were very disappointed.

  • Cedar Key hosts this year's Veterans Day parade

    The Levy County Commission has unanimously approved a proclamation naming the week of Nov. 10-16 as Veterans Appreciation Week and agreed to participate in the countywide Veterans Day Parade being hosted by the City of Cedar Key. 

  • Slain dog sparks controversy, threats

    The killing of a Chiefland pitbull has sparked a bit of local controversy and has one man fearing retaliation from members of the community.

  • Former corrections officer convicted of manslaughter

    A retired corrections captain at Lancaster Correctional Institution sits in Levy County Jail awaiting sentencing on Dec. 4 on a DUI manslaughter conviction in the Jan. 31, 2011, death of Tom Bailey, manager of the Chiefland Golf & Country Club. 

  • Williston elephant mishap under investigation

    State officials are still investigating an incident involving an elephant at Williston’s Two Tails Ranch that left a woman critically injured and unable to talk about what happened.

  • Lightning’s Spook House opens

     Lightning’s Spook House will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, outside the old L&M Bar, 2nd St., Cedar Key.

    Candy can be donated at the Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or the Rosewood Dollar General. Money can be left at the Cedar Key branch of Drummond Community Bank.

    To volunteer, contact Wayne Watson at cedarkeylightning@hotmail.com or call 352-477-0131.

  • Wildlife Refuge opens for festival

    Federal employees and the staff of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, reopened with a big bang:  the Cedar Keys Light Station Open House – just in time for National Wildlife Refuge Week.

  • New dog project for Tri-County 4-H and FFA

     Young people ages 5-18 living in Gilchrist, Levy, and Dixie Counties are invited to participate in a new dog project and show at the Suwannee River Youth Fair.  This year, the project will focus primarily on dog obedience.  Families with interested youth are invited to attend the kick-off seminar on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Suwannee River Youth Fair arena in Fanning Springs.  Only youth and family members should come to this meeting.  Please leave your dogs at home.

  • New dog project for Tri-County 4-H and FFA

    Young people ages 5-18 living in Gilchrist, Levy, and Dixie Counties are invited to participate in a new dog project and show at the Suwannee River Youth Fair.  This year, the project will focus primarily on dog obedience.  Families with interested youth are invited to attend the kick-off seminar on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Suwannee River Youth Fair arena in Fanning Springs.  Only youth and family members should come to this meeting.  Please leave your dogs at home.

  • Oyster leases OK’d by Cabinet

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Cabinet today voted unanimously on Oct. 11 to approve additional aquaculture leases in several parts of the state, including two in Levy County.