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Today's News

  • Two opportunities to take a Bowhunter Education course in September

    Florida bowhunters will have two opportunities to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in September.

    The first course will take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5, in Inverness during the Bowhunter Jamboree and begins at 8:30 a.m. The second class will be hosted by the Easton Newberry Sports Complex, at 24880 N.W. 16th Avenue in Newberry, on Sept. 12 beginning at 8 a.m.

  • CFEC declares ‘dividend’ for members

    For the first time since the recession hit in 2008, Central Florida Electric Cooperative will be paying its member owners Capital Credits for the year 1987. Basically, the money represents the net margin — difference between the cost of operating the system and debt payments and revenues it has collected.

  • Putnam promotes back-to-school food app

    TALLAHASSEE— Meeting children’s dietary needs is a key component in helping them achieve academic success, and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages students and parents to download the Nutrislice app.

    The app, which was launched in Florida in 2013, provides detailed information by specific school on the food choices available, so families can plan their students’ meals and protect them from any food allergies they may have by helping guide their decisions in the cafeteria.

  • Be on lookout for “living Caution Signs”

    Summer comes to an end on Monday, Aug. 24, when Levy County students head back to the classroom and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is promoting its Child Safety Awareness Month. The theme of this year's campaign is “Every Child is a Human Caution Sign.”

  • Lake Panasoffkee to host award winning anglers in tournament
  • It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there for strawberry growers

    By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    A new University of Florida scientist is trying to find an insect that will eat the fly that’s damaging such fruit as strawberries and blueberries in the Sunshine State.

    Such a finding would be critical in Florida, where the strawberry harvest brought in $267 million in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Back-to-School safety tips from Levy DPS

    The school year will be resuming on Monday, Aug. 24 in Levy County, which means kids will be near the roadways waiting to board the bus and school zones will be activated. School buses are among the safest forms of transportation for getting children to and from school

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety would like to remind drivers, parents, and children to follow these safety tips throughout the school year:

    Parents and Children

    • Stand at least six feet away from the curb or roadway when waiting for the bus.

  • Dates to know for the Suwannee River Fair

    2016 Fair Dates: March 10 (week 1), March 18 (week 2) and March 23 (sale day)

    General Meeting and Election: Aug. 25 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. – the directors whose terms are ending are: Frank Bussard and Jaime NesSmith (Dixie), Brett Crawford and Jerry Wright (Gilchrist), Loran Brookins and Lint Jerrels (Levy) and Gary McKenzie (at large).

  • Nice weekend weather

    Well Cedar Key folks and visitors ended up with quite a nice weekend of weather. The beach and park was busy and water was very busy Saturday lots of folks came in to visit for the day and enjoy mother nature as she was taking it easy on us for a change. We had a great bite most of the time due to a great incoming tide. Water temperatures stayed around 83 most of the days and that has helped tremendously.

  • Deadline extended for Seahorse artist-in-residence

    The Cedar Key Arts Center and Seahorse Key Marine lab are extending the deadline for applications to Sept. 15th. We are promoting this program in its third year to reach out to local artists as well as those from outlying areas.
    Please consider applying to this program from our Cedar Key Arts Center website.
    There is a $1,000 stipend for the winner of this award, as well as an opportunity to have an art show at the Cedar Key Arts Center Members Gallery in the Spring of 2016.