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Today's News

  • Cedar Key aquaculture to plot future

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association invites the clam aquaculture community to participate in developing an industry action plan for marketing, research and marine debris as part of its annual general membership meeting.

  • Chiefland claims county is "roadblocking" on ALS

    The county has a grudge against the City of Chiefland, is what some city officials are saying about Chiefland’s pursuit of emergency services and annual funding from the county for fire protection.
    At Monday night’s city commission meeting, both the issues of ALS and fire funding were discussed during a recap of a meeting last week on ALS between area medical directors, officials from the county and the City of Chiefland.

  • Officials to hold strict standards on municipal ALS

    Officials are still attempting to hammer out the details that would allow Chiefland Fire Rescue to be certified in non-transport advanced life support (ALS), but there’s still concern over cost and whether or not strict standards can be met.

  • Mighty Youth Conservation Corps breaks records

    Summer work begins early in the morning for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) students at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Before the sun makes it over the long leaf pines in the forest, the ice is already in the cooler. Equipment for the day’s work is loaded into the truck along with other essentials, but nothing that would attract bats.

  • Chiefland hospital developers seek new certificate from state

    Plans for a hospital in Chiefland are back on the table.
    Frank Schupp, vice president of business development with Ameris Health, the company that would manage the proposed hospital, said Monday that his company is seeking a new Certificate of Need from the state.
    Talks of a hospital have been ongoing for years, but funding for the project, despite the need in the area, was always in short supply. Ameris lost its last Certificate of Need last year after not being able to move forward with development.

  • Smithsonian exhibit showcasing the American workforce coming to Cedar Key

    What would life be like without teachers, doctors or firefighters? Everyday, Americans are hard at work on farms, factories, in homes, or at desks keeping our communities thriving. The Cedar Key Historical Museum, in cooperation with the Florida Humanities Council, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts, “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. “The Way We Worked” will be on view from Saturday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 24.

  • Property taxes could go down this year

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year’s 8.3307 to 8.2741 mills.

    The unanimous action by the commissioners came at the end of a budget workshop on Tuesday, said County Coordinator Fred Moody. Property taxes are just one part of the budget picture with grants, fees, penalties and interest on due bills and assessments also being collected. The preliminary county budget is estimated to have $61,953,536 in revenue in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

  • Rescue workers respond to two overturned boats

    At about 7 p.m., Friday, July 18, the Levy County 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call reporting an overturned boat with three passengers. Cedar Key Fire and Department of Public Safety Battalion-1 and Medic 5 (Cedar Key) responded to the scene. En route to that call, another call came in for an overturned kayak with two passengers in the water.

  • Community Calendar (week of 7-31-14)

    Friday

    2015 OFCA design contest
    The theme for the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest is “Seeing the Art in Nature.”

  • Cedar Key to get billboard boost

    Cedar Key and Levy County will get a high profile boost with tourists along Interstate 75 in Gainesville during what is typically a slow season.
    Carol McQueen has been in negotiations to design billboards that tout the county’s attractions to people traveling through Gainesville.