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Today's News

  • Group kayak and picnic event set

    The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will hold a Group Paddle and Picnic in the town of Suwannee. Join us for an easy (beginners welcome), short (3.8 miles, two hours), fresh water paddle on Lock Creek, through Riverine swamp along the Suwannee River. 

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 19

    July & August

     

    Join the Ranger for Discovery Day Camp

        The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is inviting kids from third through eighth grades to Discovery Day Camp - and it’s all free.  The new classroom is filled with learning tools like microscopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, animal skeleton replicas and more to keep your student’s mind engaged in the outdoors.

  • Loans available to businesses damaged by Debby

    In an effort to expedite the recovery process for businesses damaged by Tropical Storm Debby, Gov. Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. The program will provide emergency, short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses in 36 eligible counties to assist in reestablishing business during the interim period before other aid and insurance claims are processed.

  • STATE FFA WINNER

    Sarah Bartholemy, center, placed third in the state in the FFA Creed Speaking

    contest.

     

         

  • Meth lab’s fumes yield five arrests

    Apparently five people charged with making “shake and bake” meth in a unit of a second floor duplex in Sumner were so overcome by the fumes of the chemical process they did not hear officers were knocking on their front door. 

    But when the officers could not get the attention of the people inside the unit, the next door neighbor helped out deputies and officers by kicking down the adjoining door between the units, according to Levy County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond.

  • County EMS, fire assessments could affect Cedar Key residents

    Levy County fire assessments would more than double to $110 from $40 per residence and the emergency medical services assessment would rise from $78 to $119 per residence under preliminary resolutions unanimously adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

  • Bridge loan available to businesses damaged by TS Debby

    In an effort to expedite the recovery process for businesses damaged by Tropical Storm Debby, Gov. Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. The program will provide emergency, short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses in 36 eligible counties to assist in reestablishing business during the interim period before other aid and insurance claims are processed.

  • Mosquito workers racking up overtime

    Everyone was so happy two weeks ago when Tropical Storm Debby brought heavy rainfall to Levy County and other parts of Florida.
    The storm also left behind a nasty gift: standing water that is giving mosquitoes a chance to hatch out.
    If you are besieged by mosquitoes, welcome to the club.
    If you are a merchant selling mosquito repellant or foggers you are probably short on supplies.

  • Dental bus coming to Cedar Key

    The Dental Bus, sponsored by First Baptist of Cedar Key and the Florida Baptist Convention,  will be in Cedar Key Monday-Friday, from July 9 - 13 with volunteer dentists from Williston , Gainesville and Chiefland.

    The dental staff will provide  urgent care, free extractions and free fillings.
    To make an appointment and seek qualification, screening will take place on Monday July 9, beginning at 10 a.m. Please call the Baptist Church 543-5000
     

  • Fishin’ after the storm

    To everyone that didnt get blown away or floated off, I hope any recovery is going well. Sorry, I was out last week. Truth of the matter, I don’t really know what to say.
    Truth is, after seeing these storms over the years, you really never know what to expect out on the water. It would be a bunch of guesses.
    This is what I saw this week, post-Debby: the water was dirty and a little dark to the north end of our waters. As you swung to the west and south, it began to clean up but stay cloudy.