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Today's News

  • Volunteers needed for annual tree lighting

    This is a call out to all members of the community for any help that can be given for the Tree Lighting on Nov. 28.
    The following items and volunteers are needed to RSVP as volunteers as soon as possible:
    – (3) 12-14-foot extension ladders;
    – (2-3) sets of loppers;
    – 3-6 agile volunteers that can climb the ladders and use the loppers to clean up the tree before lights are put on;
    – 3-6 agile volunteers to help with putting on the lights;

  • Levy County stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • Coast Guard searches for missing boater

    As of Tuesday, The Coast Guard is searching for a 77-year-old man aboard the sailing vessel Mariah between Boca Grande and Panama City.
    Missing is Craig Neus from Panama City.
    Last contact with Neus was Nov. 4 when he made a purchase at South Seas Plantation, Captiva.
    Since June, Neus had been sailing a 32-foot beige two-masted Bristol from Baltimore, Maryland, with the intention of finishing his voyage in Panama City.

  • Levy DPS says thanks
  • 'There is no pain-free plan'

    The Florida Department of Transportation learned a new thing about Cedar Key when 70 residents – about 10 percent of the island’s population – attended a meet-and-greet on construction proposals for replacing three bridges on the island.
    Mayor Dale Register said he learned something as well, “There is no pain-free plan.”

  • The Great Suwannee River Cleanup — the last 20 miles

    The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river and the final 2014 clean-up.  The last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges and all the volunteers they can muster.

  • Caretaker charged in manslaughter

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.
    But Helen Bishop’s story was not yet finished.
    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County’s Sheriff’s investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney’s Office to write the final chapters.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time, Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • Cedar Key clear of red tide

    After nearly two months of commercial clam lease closures, red tide has moved out of Cedar Key, according to officials.
    The Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission reported this week that Karenia brevis, the organism responsible for Florida red tide, was not detected in samples taken from Cedar Key.
    Samples were also clear in Dixie, Wakulla, Bay, Gulf and Pasco counties, according to FWC.

  • Shark News - Week of 10-23-14

    FFEA club holds
    induction meeting for new members

    By Tabatha Hays
    Shark Correspondent
    Cedar Key School’s Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) Club met Wednesday, Oct. 8. Club members are looking forward to the upcoming school year and being involved in many events, such as: shadowing teachers, helping the teachers out in their classrooms and fundraising throughout the school year.