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Today's News

  • Today in Levy County History: Civil War shipwrecks, sailors in Florida

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    “Ships, Sailors and Shipwrecks of Civil War Florida” is the theme of the current exhibit at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. Visitors are offered a glimpse into several aspects of the war previously undocumented. The exhibit contains a collection of artifacts recovered from Florida wrecks and also the items on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Division of Historical Resources.

  • School board OK’s raising school lunch price by nickel

    By RYAN T. BUTLER

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

  • Youth Conservation Corps jobs available at Lower Suwannee refuge

    From the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge
    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring four students for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer, according to Refuge Manager Andrew Gude.
      The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and young women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by accomplishing needed conservation projects on public lands.  

  • Refuge officer honored by wildlife federation during police week

    Congratulations to Refuge Officer Kenny McCain, the recipient of the Florida Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Outdoorsman of the Year Award for 2012.
    Officer McCain was chosen by the Federation's board of directors to receive this award because of his "exemplary efforts as a fine outdoorsman and for your leadership in law enforcement which has made a significant impact for conservation throughout the region."  

  • 4-H offers sewing camps

    What are you doing July 2 through 6?

  • Summer art program July 17-27

    A Children’s Summer Art Program at the Cedar Key Arts Center for 1st through 12th grade students is planned.
    Youth can learn from the experts about ceramics, drawing, sculpture, photography etc.
    Classes are from 9-11:30 am daily and there will be an exhibit of students’ work on Friday, July 27.
    Registration forms are available at the Cedar Keyhole, Chamber of Commerce or from Kathy Hudson at Cedar Key School.
    Enrollment is limited and deadline is June 112. There is a $20 materials cost, but scholarships are available, just ask.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 17


    Today
    Pancake, sausage breakfast benefit
    The Levy County Tax Collector’s Office is having a benefit pancake breakfast for the Heddins Family from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Levy County Courthouse.
    Proceeds will be used to help defray the medical bills for James & Michelle Heddins’ daughter Ashley. She is undergoing her fourth round of chemotherapy. The latest treatment is working, according to the family, and in coming months she will begin the stem cell transplant.

  • Cooking oil program needs residents’ donations

    Cedar Key has a used cooking oil disposal program with six locations for donations.
    Your used cooking oil will be purchased by Florida By-Products if you deposit it in the receptacles provided by Florida By-Products.
    The owners of the properties where the receptors are located have very generously committed the revenue to be used by the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce for its marketing program.

  • It’s good to be green: Recycling program returning

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this week.
    The county pulled its recycling trailers in mid-February after the state closed a work camp that supplied inmate labor for sorting and handling the recyclables at the county landfill.
    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the prison officer in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Lions hold candidate forum Tuesday

    The Lions Club of Cedar Key and the Cedar Key News are joining once again to sponsor Candidate Forums in advance of this year’s elections.
    While there are discussions under way regarding a forum in September for candidates in the November general election, the focus now is on elections that may be settled by the Aug. 14 primary.