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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Health programs at CK Library

    The Cedar Key Public Library will host four special "Healthy Cedar Key" days this month, beginning this today, Nov. 5. Representatives of various health and social services agencies will be present to give information, answer questions and help with applications. Anyone with concerns in any of these areas is encouraged to come for information and one-on-one conversation. The following is a brief look at those who will attend, realizing that some schedules may change and others may be present, as well.

  • 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.

  • Community Calendar (week of 10-30-14)

    Month of October

    Free hearing aids available
    Free hearing aids are available to those in need in Cedar Key, Sumner and Rosewood, sponsored by the Cedar Key Lions.
    Applications available at the Cedar Key Library.

    Friday

    Grants available to local high schools

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups this Saturday (Nov. 8)

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don’t always come together, hopes aren’t always realized, and presents aren’t always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It’s a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • '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.”

  • Cedar Key bridge meeting Monday

    Submitted by Gina Busscher, FDOT spokeswoman

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups just around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.