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Today's News

  • Social Security questions and answers

    By Kay Louder
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville
    Question:
    Do Members of Congress have to pay into Social Security?
    Answer:

    Yes, they do. Members of Congress, the President and Vice President, federal judges, and most political appointees, have paid taxes into the Social Security program since January 1984. They pay into the system just like everyone else, no matter how long they have been in office. Learn more about Social Security benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov.

  • Why young workers should care about Social Security

    By Kay Louder
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville

    Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new worker’s mind when they see their first pay stub: Where’s the rest of my money?

  • Earth Day and our very small planet

  • Lions learn about Vial of LIFE

    Cedar Key Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Chief Robert Robinson updates the Cedar Key Lions Club on fire department news, including the new CPR training program that Chief Robinson will be teaching to train community members in this life-saving skill.

  • Cedar Key Arts Center

    Summer Visual Arts Education
    July 16-27
    9-11:30 a.m.
    • Learn from the professionals: ceramics, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, alternative photography…
    • First grade  to high school students eligible
    • Small materials fee may apply (scholarships available)
    • Register prior to June 11th at the KeyHole in Cedar Key
    • Limited enrollment

    Art Therapy/Art Education Study
    July 2-31
    1-4 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 10

    Thursday

    Go Wild, go birding
    The Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge will be holding a free “Birds in Culture” at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. in recognition of International Migratory Bird Day. May 12 is the day we celebrate our winged relatives on this earth. Enjoy the gifts they bring us through their beauty, their lilting songs, and the magnificence of their flight.

    Saturday

    Eagles to host
    lasagna dinner

  • Cedar Key will get one bridge replacement

    Cedar Key has been to this place before and been disappointed. There are three bridges that many folks want repaired.
    In 2009 they thought they would be, but state officials said contracts for the replacement were issued in error.
    The state tried to make up for it by saying it would repair what ailed the two bridges leading to George Lewis Airport and on C Street leading to the Dock Street commercial area.

  • Dennison wins re-election

    Incumbent City Commissioner Scott Dennison apparently has won re-election over challenger Margey VanLandingham in Tuesday's election.

    Official results showed Dennison received 199 votes to VanLandingham's 82.

    The count was delayed by a power outage and some confusion caused when the canvassing board counted 72 absentee envelopes and 73 absentee ballots. There should only be one ballot per envelope.

  • Today in Levy History: Two moonshine stills destroyed in Levy County

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    In December 1955, a local newspaper carried a news article about two moonshine stills in Levy County being destroyed by state and federal agents of the Beverage Department.
    One of the stills was located about two miles east of Inglis on County Road 40. It consisted of eight barrels, a 100-gallon pot and was capable of producing 16 five-gallon jugs a week. One International one-ton truck was confiscated.

  • Man dies during fishing trip

    By RYAN T. BUTLER

    Staff Writer

    The body of a man who died while fishing southeast Snake Key was recovered today.

    Charles T. Fletcher, 79 or Gainesville, was fishing with a friend Friday morning when he stood, lost his balance and fell out of the boat. Fletcher, who was wearing a life vest at the time, was unconscious when his body was recovered.