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Today's News

  • County selling limestone dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline
    up for sale, preferring to use another piece of
    equipment to mine and load limestone from
    the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.
    The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday
    approved the sale at the request of Road
    Department Administrative Superintendent
    Bruce Greenlee. who said the dragline is no
    longer needed for the county's limerock mining
    operation. "We can only mine to 30 feet
    and we need to get rid of this," he said.

  • Cedar Key Seafood Festival reels in the crowds

    Although there was no official count,
    the cars that lined the streets up to
    Whiddon Avenue, the pedestrians carrying
    their purchases and the half dozen tour
    buses parked at the school were a testament
    to the crowd of thousands that
    swarmed Cedar Key this past weekend.
    Saturday’s parade included everything
    from pirate wenches and a marching
    band to politicians and pageant queens.
    The vehicles were as diverse — from fire
    trucks and clam boats to horse trailers and

  • New Recycling and Trash Pickup Schedule

    Mondays
    Trash and Recyling
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays
    Yard Waste
    2nd Tuesday of the month
    Bulk Items

     

  • Drug bust nets 4 arrests, plus bonus

    Four Cedar Key residents and a man from Lake City were
    arrested on Tuesday after a three-month investigation of drug
    sales in Cedar Key by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    Those arrested on drug charges are Richard Lee
    Cantlebarry 45, Geneva F. Harris, 58, Jonathan N.
    Thompson, 30, and Shannon Lynn Random, 41, all of Cedar
    Key
    Drug agents simultaneously served two search warrantsin the early morning operation that began with a complaint
    to officers that the suspects were selling pills from a
    residence.

  • Commission keeps meeting short ‘n’ sweet

    About a dozen audience members attended a short, efficient
    meeting Tuesday evening. The format was slightly different
    — with Interim City Administrator Greg Lang taking
    the lead presenting agenda items. Commissioner Gene
    Hodges was absent due to a scheduling conflict.
    In the good news category, the Governor’s Office has
    finally signed the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block
    Grant, allowing the city to move forward with upgrading
    several city-owned buildings. Police Chief Virgil Sandlin

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  • Learn how bats can battle mosquitoes

    Remember this summer's mosquito infestation?  How about the hatching after the heavy rains and flooding in September?
    Learn how to battle the blodsucking invasion at two presentations on creating havens for bats.
    Ranger Pam Darty of the U.S. Fish Service at Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge will give a  presentation on Florida Bats and Bat Houses at the Ellie Schiller Education Center in the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP) at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown, Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m..  Admission is free.

  • Chad Johnson candidate for County Commissioner District 2

    Owen Chad Johnson announces his candidacy for Levy County Commission District 2.  Levy County has been his home since 1994, when he married Angela Quincey. They have four children Tyler, Quin, Bryden and Maddilyn.

  • Fishing with Capt'n Danny Allen

    Well my goodness I hate to beat the dead horse, but this weather is awesome!
    I fished four days last week and every day was one to remember. I made my pro redfish circuit debut last Saturday up a rocks toss away from the Georgia border and the St. Mary's River in a town called Fernandina Beach.
    It is a very small, very classy town. It has it own little unique charm like our own. People were nice and all the old buildings with new age businesses were cool. We had dinner in a small, two-story Victorian-style building that served Italian and it was good!!!

  • SHARK NEWS

    SHARK NEWS

    Yearbooks on Sale
    Jessi Robinson
    Shark News Editor
     
         Cedar Key School’s 2011 full color yearbook is officially on sale now with personalization until Nov. 29. The book features 92 pages of student photos, sports and clubs.  Additionally there is a 16-page supplement that highlights news of the year so students can remember what was popular and record-breaking performances by sports figures, movies, songs.