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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 22

    Tuesday
    Democrats meet Tuesday in Bronson
    The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
    Anyone interested in the Democratic Party, discussing the upcoming elections or just interested in getting involved in the Democratic Party is welcome to come to the meeting and join.
    The committee is seeking people that are interested in the party and interested in fairness in the political system.
    A dinner menu will be available for purchase.
    For more information, call Charley King 352-493-4797.

  • Cedar Key School honored for its recycling efforts

    Cedar Key School was recognized Friday by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for outstanding efforts in 2011 to promote recycling.
    Cedar Key students, collecting about 550 pledges to recycle in FDEP’s staterwide K-12 Recycling Pledge Card Contest, pushed their school to the top three in the state.

  • Spring break frolic

    Spring break is in the air – at least for these vactioners at the Cedar Key Beach last Thursday. Levy County schools are on spring break starting Monday so the beach should be busy all week.

  • Fishin’ with Captain Danny Allen
  • Cedar Key takes fourth at meet

    The Cedar Key School track team was among teams from seven schools that participated in the 21st Suwannee Invitational Track Meet in Live Oak on March 10.  Host Suwannee High took first place while Branford High came in second, Columbia High was third and Cedar Key was fourth.
    Brooke Allen, a 10th grade student, took first place in the high jump with 1.5 meters, while Jemima Cahours came in 7th with 1.27 meters.
    Lauren Batholemy took second place in pole vault with 2.13 meters. Chloe Reynolds took second in the triple jump with 8.68 meters.

  • Today in Levy County History:The Luraville Locomotive

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    On January 19, 1979, James Lancaster of Luraville, a small community in Suwannee County on the east bank of the Suwannee River, mounted a drive to retrieve a relic from the river. Remembering the engine’s location from early boyhood, Lancaster financed the venture to bring to the surface a 130 year old locomotive from the river bottom.

  • CONSERVATION CORNER: Petroleum and us

    Petroleum has been in the news lately, oil spills, new lands being leased for oil exploration and what effects all of us the most - the price of gasoline.

  • Unlock mysteries of the past during Florida Archaeology Month

    By PAM DARTY
    Special to the Beacon
    To celebrate Florida Archaeology Month the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will host four distinguished archaeologists and two Ranger-led walks at the Shell Mound archaeological site near Cedar Key.
    All activities are free.

  • March events at the library

    Pre-school Storytime
    These programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages.  The programs last 30 minutes.
     • A.F. Knotts Public Library - Yankeetown: March 20 @ 3 p.m. - The Color Green Theme
     • Bronson Public Library: March 26 @ 10:30 a.m. - The Color Green
     • Luther Callaway Public Library - Chiefland: March 19 @ 11 a.m. - St. Patrick’s Day Theme

  • Cedar Key Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

    By Molly Beckham-Cowart
    Girl Scouts across the nation have much to celebrate this week. March 11-17 is National Girl Scout Week.
    This year is not any regular anniversary though, March 12 marks the 100th anniversary of the official birth of Girl Scouting in the United States. The Girl Scouts of America organization was founded in 1912, in Savannah, GA by Juliette Gordan Low, or “Crazy Daisy” as she was affectionately called by friends.