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Today's News

  • Fund set up for Jessie Short, family

     Jessie Short, an 18-year-old rising senior at Chiefland High School, was involved in a car accident two weeks ago, which has left him comatose at Shands Hospital and his family needs your help. 

  • Do you know about Wednesday mornings at the dump?

     Every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, you can drop off your household hazardous waste, free of charge, at the Levy County Landfill on CR 335 between Bronson and Williston.

  • The Sea Breeze Restaurant

    The iconic timber frame and glass building on Dock Street has housed the Sea Breeze Restaurant for more than 20 years and is now owned and operated by Jamie Griffin of Fanning Springs.

    Griffin is not exactly a novice in the restaurant business. He bought Betts Big T in Chiefland about a year ago and he has been in the business for more than 25 years. Originally from Bronson, he started the “Bronson Restaurant” next to the old motel.

  • Bad weather means Captain gets family time

     Hey folks, man it was a great week around the key great weather,  sunny skies, fish just jumping in the boat. They didn't seem to mind not one bit that it was very hot in the sky and kinda dang hot in the water.

  • Thanking your customers

    Showing your customers you appreciate them goes a long way to instilling loyalty, yet so few businesses make this extra effort. Just look at it from the customer’s perspective. If all you ever see or hear from a company is a bill, you are not going to feel a particularly strong sense of endearment to that company.

    Some business owners think an occasional e-mail to clients is adequate, especially if it is sent by one of their staff members. However, I strongly recommend that you, the owner, personally call and thank your clients.

  • The Granola Chronicle

    When I was younger, my mother used to make home made granola cereal. I don’t really know what started it - probably to save money. 

    Now that I buy my own groceries, I want to save money - leaving more money for adult beverages. I am appalled by the price of cereals and even more so, the price of granola - dinky little bags for easily $5 a bag.

  • Visitors need restrooms, too

    If Cedar Key depends greatly on visitors’ spending, why are visitors denied access to public restrooms?  

    Last Saturday, I brought three children from Gainesville to fish on the pier.  The pier was filled with many sight seeing and fishing visitors.  The police locked the restrooms at 6 p.m. when the pier was filled with people.  

    Yes, I know the bars have restrooms but I am sure it’s not the best practice to drag children and family in to use restrooms, when not a customer.  

  • A "Thank You" for honoring our military

     The members of Cedar Key Volunteer Fire & Rescue would like to send a big “thank you” to all who helped make our military recognition project a huge success. When we set out to do this project, we wanted to make an impact on the community as they crossed the Number 4 Bridge. We had no idea just how big of an impact it would have. 

    First, we would like to say thank you to the men and women of the Cedar Key area who have enlisted in the military to help protect our freedom. We are extremely proud of you all. 

  • Flags warm hearts of soldiers' moms

    I was in Gainesville a few days last week, and before I left Friday morning to come home, my friend, Gail called to tell me about the display of our military names and flags. Upon riding into town and seeing it, she got chills and started to cry. 

  • Grant purchases school admin's iPads

    A non-agenda item highlighted Tuesday’s School Board of Levy County meeting.