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Today's News

  • Edison, Board join call against ed bill

    The School Board of Levy County and Superintendent Jeff Edison have joined a chorus of calls opposing the Florida legislature’s K-12 education budget proposal and a related bill widely seen as too favorable to charter schools at the expense of the state’s public school students.

  • Free PreK extended to full day in Levy

    The School Board of Levy County has agreed to a major change to the Prekindergarten program, significantly expanding its free service.

    Four- and 5-year-olds have already been eligible for free prekindergarten instruction for the first three hours of the school day under Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (VPK).

    Starting next school year, the Board has now made prekindergarten free for the entire day, beyond the three hours of VPK instruction. That includes free transportation to and from the care center as well as breakfast and lunch.

  • County passes five-cent gas tax

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday passed a gas tax ordinance for five cents per gallon of motor fuel.

  • National Safe Boating Week

    By R. L. “Doc” Gardner

  • Chiefland Rotary Fishing Tournament

    By Jean Gardner

    On Saturday May 20, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Chiefland Rotary Club held its 13th Annual Fishing Tournament in the scenic city of Cedar Key, FL.  The weather for this annual fundraising event was beautiful and the event was safe and successful.  A total of 61 boats had registered to participate in the event.

  • Cedar Key FFA collecting bottles of water or eye drops to benefit firefighters.

    The Cedar Key FFA is hosting a bottled water and eye drop drive for the firefighters that have been tirelessly working on our wildfires in both south and north Florida. If you are interested in donating bottled water or eye drops to the men and women putting their lives on the line to protect homes, property, and families please drop off goods at Cedar Key School and the FFA will pick them up.

  • Setting sail in Cedar Key

    There has never been an organization, no plans or no program for the annual “small boat weekend” in Cedar Key, but this past weekend marked 33 years that small boat sailors have trailered their boats to Cedar Key for a weekend of sailing on the Gulf.

    Hugh Horton, of Cedar Key, said it is never clear how many boats show up, but there were 130 people at the dinner Saturday evening. He estimated about 80 boats were under sail this weekend, which is slightly less than previous estimates of 100.

  • Cedar Key produces trio of medalists at track state championships

    Cedar Key senior Ashlyn Allen slightly bettered her shot put throw that won her a regional championship to finish third in the state in Class 1A last Friday in the Florida High School Track and Field Finals at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

    The school record-holder, who has signed to play softball at St. Petersburg College, posted a 36-foot, ¾-inch toss, beating out the fourth-place throw by fractions of a quarter inch to earn the bronze medal.

  • Cedar Key Lions Club inducts new members

    The April 25 Lions Club meeting was a milestone in Club history when five new members, all from the community, were inducted as members of Lions Clubs International.

    Lions Frank Wellinger, Maureen Dragonetti, Greg Harrington, Marsha Harrington and Gini Barss joined more than 1.4 million members in 46,000 Lions Clubs around the world.

  • Allen wins regional championship in shot put

    A pair of area track and field athletes followed up their district championships with wins at the Class 1A, Region 2 meet at Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo last Thursday.

    Cedar Key senior Ashlyn Allen had a top throw of 36 feet, ¼ inch to prevail in the girls shot put event, comfortably edging out second place’s Thalia Jackson, a junior from Trenton who posted a 34-7.5.

    Allen’s performance was even significantly improved from her district-winning throw of 34-9.5, which tied Jackson’s best at the district meet in Gainesville.