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Local News

  • TDC draws up plans to lure more tourists

     The Levy County Tourism Development Council weighed the best way to market the county to tourists now that it is taking over all advertising duties.

  • Speed humps to be relocated

        Against the recommendation of an engineer, the Cedar Key City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to move the location of two speed tables designed to slow traffic before the public was allowed to voice any objections.       
        Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said the tables--speed humps with a flattened section in the middle--are “very user friendly” with a six-foot approach, 28-foot table and six-foot exit.

  • The MacGyver effect

    Wayne Watson, works on a greenhouse on State Road 24 being built next to the Dollar General. Billy Robinson, also known as “Broccoli Billy,”  has grown and sold produce at the location for several years and is expanding his business to include a large greenhouse where he can produce more specialty plants for sale to the public. The duct tape is necessary to cover the joints of the frame work of the greenhouse so that the cover will not be torn by the hard edges.

  • Plum Creek sells 18,000 acres in heart of Levy

    Austrian-born Canadian businessman Frank Stronach's name is not on the 18,000 acres of land that changed hands two weeks ago, but it may as well be.
    When combined with other purchases, Stronach could be on his way to becoming a force in Levy County's future.
    He has talked about plans to raise organic beef on "huge areas" in Florida.
     "I’m planning to buy 20,000 hectares of woods in (the U.S. state of) Florida. The climate is excellent there," he told the Austria Times in March 2010.

  • Renewable energy or nuclear power a matter of choice

    At a recent party, I met a nuclear physicist. The summation of our discourse was that, in theory, nuclear power is the perfect energy source but there is a big problem when you factor in Mother Nature and humans.  
    As we have seen with Japan’s recent disaster, Mother Nature and humans can muck up that perfect theory. But there is more to it than just that. There are several reasons that nuclear power is a poor choice for our nation’s energy future. Here are some of those reasons.

  • Where’s the money?

    Butch, the City Cat, looks over the budget during Tuesday’s City Commision meeting and wonders, “Where is the line item for cat food?”
     

  • It gets better ... Really

    Things tend to look worse before they look better and the same holds true for road construction. Whiddon Avenue has been out of commission for weeks, but the end is in sight. The men from Ciraco Underground haven’t let a little bad weather stop them and work continued Tuesday with spreading rock and packing it down for the two layers of asphalt to come.

  • 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.