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Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.