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Today's News

  • City to address purchasing policy at future meeting

    Commissioner Royce Nelson wants the city to have a purchasing policy but he is meeting some resistance from City Commissioner Sue Colson. 

    Nelson has been studying the City of Chiefland's policy written by Cedar Key and Chiefland City Attorney Norm Fugate. 

    “The only part of this whole policy that needs to be dealt with is the first page and a half,” Nelson said. The rest of the policy is a compilation of Florida statutes governing purchasing. 

  • Cedar Key School earns a 'B'

    The state has issued performance grades for the Levy County School District and the county's four high schools for the 2013-2014 school year – last year – and the news can be possibly confusing for parents who want to judge the quality of local schools. 

  • Coming home

     It's time to renew old friendships and make new ones as the Cedar Key School gears up for its homecoming activities.

    A parade at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 gets things underway. All parade participants will line up along G Street at 3:30 p.m.

    Everyone is invited to participate – residents, businesses, civic groups – because organizers say the bigger the better.

  • Standoff on political signs

    A Camp Azalea resident was rebuffed in her attempt to have the Levy County Commission enforce rules on political signs still standing along roadways. 

    Toni Collins complained at a December commission meeting about the signs still up from the Nov. 4 general election and gave indications it was a candidate who lost the election. 

    Collins was back at the first commission meeting of the year to complain again about political signage.

  • Up the creek

    A big push for ecotourism has led the state and local tourism officials to develop paddling trails that allow canoers, kayakers and paddleboarders to circumnavigate the state. 

    But if you are looking for a map telling you how to pass through Levy County on the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail (BBSPT) on the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Service website or in its publications, the trail through Levy County is not to be found. 

  • Good news for county in 2014

    January

    Unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in November, 

    The Supervisor of Elections office removed a mailbox from its lawn after the Florida Secretary of State said ballots can only be received in the supervisor's office. 

    County workers got a 2 percent pay increase that was back dated to Oct. 1, 2013. That was on top of a 3 percent increase they received 7 months earlier. 

  • Monroe Crossing concert Jan. 14 to benefit school

     Monroe Crossing will hold a benefit for Cedar Key School at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the school, Whiddon Avenue.

  • City considers using purchasing policy

    The Cedar Key Commission is considering adopting a purchasing policy ― one that would set standards for buying, bidding and preference standards for local businesses. 

    Commissioner Royce Nelson said he got with City Attorney Norm Fugate to discuss a possible ordinance and Fugate provided him with a copy of an ordinance used by the City of Chiefland and he would like the commission to look it over.

  • Cedar Key Boat Parade
  • Making Wishes Known