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Today's News

  • Today in Levy County History: First chartered Masonic lodge in Levy County

    The first established Masonic lodge of record in Levy County was chartered at Levyville on January 16, 1867. The Brown Lodge No. 51, Free & Accepted Masons was named for Thomas M. Brown (1785-1867), Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida in 1849.
    On May 27, 1870, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners sold the old courthouse situated at Levyville and the one acre lot on which it stood, to the lodge for the sum of $510.

  • Cedar Key: a model for energy conservation

    At the recent well attended Educational Outreach Program that the City of Cedar Key hosted, several interesting items were discussed. Ron Hendrick, who is the Waste Reduction Manager for the Florida DEP, stated that he was going to use Cedar Key as an example of what a small community can do to reduce waste and conserve energy. Our little group of islands is a model for energy awareness, conservation and sustainability.  Imagine that!

  • Florida’s harassing telephone call statute

    M. T. of Fowler’s Bluff asks, “I have an ex-boyfriend who is so angry at me because I broke up with him, and put him out of my house, that he keeps calling me and calling me and won’t stop. He leaves nasty messages on my answer machine, too. Is there anything I can do to stop him?”

    Dear M.T.:

  • Serving wounded warriors and their survivors

    By Kay Louder
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville, Fl

    It’s an American tradition to pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces each Memorial Day — especially honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.

  • Cedar Key Lions elect 2012-2013 officers and directors

    The Cedar Key Lions Club held its annual election of officers and board members for the July 2012 - June 2013 year and celebrated with an installation dinner on May 8.
    The Board of Directors and officers for the coming year are: Pam Oakley, President; Lannie Cardona, Immediate Past President; Steve Rosenthal, 1st Vice President; Dale Register, 2nd Vice President; Faye Sanders, Secretary; Sarah Cardona; Treasurer; Marvin Franks, Director; Bill Stephens, Director; Maurice Hendrix, Director, and Ralph Selby, Director.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 24

    Wednesday

    BP Settlement meeting set
    Information on the BP settlement agreement pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be presented by Rhon Jones, one of the 15 Attorneys on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the multi-district (federal) litigation. Jones, of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, will also discuss how to participate in this settlement.  Businesses associated with the clam farming and fishing industries may meet with Jones on Wednesday, May 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Community Center in Cedar Key.

  • Memorial Day observances in Levy

    There will be three Memorial Day observances in Levy County that have been organized by various veterans groups.
    Two will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. — in Williston and Cedar Key. The third will be at 1 p.m. in Bronson.
    • The Williston observance will be at Orange Hill Cemetery, 1869 N.E. 180th Ave.,  and is organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

  • Hodges elected mayor; Register vice-mayor

    For the first order of business at the May 15 City Commissioners meeting, city clerk Francis Hodges swore in Scott Dennison and Dave Feigin as city commissioners. The second order of business was for the commission to vote for mayor. Gene Hodges and Dale Register were nominated with Gene Hodges elected mayor by a three to two vote. Dale Register was elected as vice-mayor by a four to one vote.

  • Commissioner wants to see change in tourism board policy

    Normally the business of the county’s tourism director is non-controversial, but such was not the case at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting when Visitor Bureau Director Carol McQueen and Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4)  had a kerfuffle over tourism council appointments.

  • Buesing road dedication set for Sunday

    Marine Lance Cpl. Brian R. Buesing was one of the first deaths in the Iraq war when it started in 2003. Nine years later the state will dedicate a portion of State Road 24 in his honor.
    A ceremony with state Department of Transportation officials and members of Buesing’s family will be on hand for the dedication of the sign at County Road 347 and SR 24 on Sunday at 1 p.m.
    Buesing’s family lives on CR 347 and that is why the road’s intersection was chosen as the starting point.