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  • Kids summer program wraps up

    Eighty-seven kids from the Cedar Key and Rosewood area have been lucky enough to attend the summer youth program at the school and are wrapping up this week.
    Normally, the program runs longer, however this year, funding was only available for four weeks and the majority of it goes to pay $150 per day to the school for use of the gymnasium and one air conditioned room.

  • Art comes to the wildlife refuge

     The kids at Suwannee Tech Center celebrated summer with world-renowned photographer, artist and beloved teacher, Evon Streetman, last week.  

  • Week-old 4-way stop to go

     Mayor Heath Davis says he is “getting heat” for the four-way stop lines that were placed at the intersection of State Road 24 and Second Street, so they will be coming up.

  • Economic development council loses director

     The Nature Coast Business Development Council asked for the resignation of its fifth director since its incorporation in 2000 during a contentious and sometimes angry meeting on June 28.

  • County debates furloughs, cutting hours

     Levy County Commissioners, for the first time, openly discussed the ideas of worker furloughs and cuts — such as a nine-hour, four-day work week.

  • Savings from a day's furlough

     The Levy County Commission is discussing using furloughs to cut its costs, rather than layoffs, to meet its budget in the coming year. To that end, Jared Blanton, a finance clerk, drew up the approximate savings.

  • Do you know about Wednesday mornings at the dump?

     Every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, you can drop off your household hazardous waste, free of charge, at the Levy County Landfill on CR 335 between Bronson and Williston.

  • And the winner is........

     Marine Corp League Representative Ivan Chubb announced Wednesday that the winning ticket number for the guitar that was raffled off this weekend at the Celebrate Cedar Key event. 

    The winning ticket number is 660487. You can contact Mr. Chubb at 352-528-3328 to redeem your brand new, still-in-the-box  Rogue 6-string acoustic guitar.

    Mr. Chubb will deliver it to you, if you wish, and it comes with a free mini-guitar lesson of Roy Orbinson's "Sweet Dreams Baby."

     

     

  • Trucks vs. pedestrians

    The city commission voted Tuesday to send a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission supporting a grant request to study oysters in the area.

    Commissioner Sue Colson, who is active in aquaculture, explained that Dr. Bill Pine and Dr. Peter Frederick, researchers at University of Florida and Cedar Key property owners, have been working with local oysterman gathering information about the condition of oyster habitat in the surrounding waters for some months.

  • County budget shrinking with revenues

    Levy County is only expecting to receive $21,092,968 in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, and on Monday heard spending requests totaling $20,811,999.