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Local News

  • Saturday expo helps residents get ready for disaster

    The Levy County Public Safety & Hurricane Preparedness Expo, sponsored by the Levy Department of Public Safety, will be Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Williston Airport. Admission is free.
    There will be demonstrations of vehicle extrications using the Jaws of Life, and working dogs for Search & Rescue and the Sheriffs’ Office.
    Displays will include ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters, hazardous materials equipment, police cars, a medical simulator lab, and forestry equipment from several counties.

  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society Inducts new officers, members

    Levy County Delta Kappa Gamma Society assembled in Cedar Key to induct new officers and members.  

  • Pirate shop brings bit of spice to Cedar Key

    By Patty Roesch
    Correspondent
    Tunes from Bob Marley’s “I wanna jamming with you” drift along the breeze and through the door of Pirate Isle, the new spice and sauce store on Cedar Key.
    “We jammin’…”
    Inspired by the Jamaican heritage of her family, Carol A. Merritt would visit Jamaica with her mother in the ‘8’s and fell in love with the culture. Soon after, she began making Caribbean jerk seasonings only to expand from there.

  • Old Town man injured by jumping sturgeon

    An Old Town man was injured Friday at about 10:30 a.m. when he collided with a sturgeon that jumped out of the Suwannee River in front of his boat. It's the first sturgeon strike this year.
     Christopher Jordan Marlo's injuries were not life-threatening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators.

  • Shark News for the week of May 17

    Students Excited About Middle School Dance

    By Mikayla Pope
    Shark Correspondent

  • Woman’s club shows support for troops

    Rick and Patti Fabiani gave the Cedar Key Woman's Club a presentation on the Fisher House coming soon to Gainesville.
    And, after a short video on the foundation, there were few dry eyes in the clubhouse.
    The Fisher House, according to the organization’s website, is about “Supporting America's military in their time of need, we provide 'a home away from home' that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."

  • Florida begins purging voter rolls of non-citizens

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of State is partnering with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify non-citizens who are on voter rolls. The new initiative is proving to be successful. Florida’s Department of State recently sent the information on more than 2,600 potential non-citizens to Florida’s 67 Supervisors of Elections for review and, if warranted, removal from voter rolls.

  • School board OK’s raising school lunch price by nickel

    By RYAN T. BUTLER

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

  • Youth Conservation Corps jobs available at Lower Suwannee refuge

    From the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge
    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring four students for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer, according to Refuge Manager Andrew Gude.
      The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and young women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by accomplishing needed conservation projects on public lands.  

  • Refuge officer honored by wildlife federation during police week

    Congratulations to Refuge Officer Kenny McCain, the recipient of the Florida Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Outdoorsman of the Year Award for 2012.
    Officer McCain was chosen by the Federation's board of directors to receive this award because of his "exemplary efforts as a fine outdoorsman and for your leadership in law enforcement which has made a significant impact for conservation throughout the region."