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Today's News

  • Cat shelter case goes to court

    A citation for a cat shelter that houses about 75 felines at the Gulf Boulevard home of Doreen and Oliver Bauer will go to Levy County Court on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
    The issue, which first arose at a City Commission meeting in late November has spurred a rash of “Letters to the Editor” in the past month.  Neighbors complained at the commission meeting about the number of cats and the odor and flies generated by their presence on the residential property.

  • Fire hydrant request OK’d

    The Cedar Key City Commission and the commission sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency approved money for upgrades to the city’s fire hydrant system at its Dec. 20 meeting.
    The proposal, made by Fire Chief Robert Robinson, calls for:
    • installing 37 Storz fittings on hydrants that do not have them
    • adding a new hydrant on Gulf Boulevard and Shellcrest and
    • replacing seven fire hydrants, including two on Dock Street and five in the Hudson Hill area.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 5

    Jan. 9

    Cedar Key Book Club
    All are welcome to the book groups.  Bring a friend.   
    The Book Bunch will meet at 1:30 p.m., at the Cedar Key Library’s top floor meeting room.   
    Tea Obreht’s “The Tiger’s Wife” will be discussed.  Subsequent books will be selected at this January meeting.

     Jan. 10

    Coalition Against Tobacco meeting

  • Ongoing Activities

    Garbage and trash pickup
    - Residential household garbage and recycling - Monday
    - Yard waste – 2nd and 4th Tuesday
    - Bulk household waste – 2nd Tuesday

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    - Keep It Simple, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, SR 24 and 5th Street (open/no smoking)
    - Cedar Key Step Meeting, Mondays, 7 p.m., Cedar Key Library, upstairs meeting room (open/no smoking)

    Beekeeping Club

  • County extinguishes teens’ tobacco resolution

    Five high school students got a lesson in how government works when the Levy County Commission roundly rejected their proposed resolution “intended to discourage the placement, sale, and delivery of candy flavored tobacco products to persons under the age of eighteen (18).”

  • Ask a Lawyer

    G.L. of Cross City asks, “Last year I had my lawyer revise my Will. She also prepared a Living Will and a Designation of Health Care Surrogate for me. However, I recently heard about a DO NOT RESUSCITATE form. Should I get one of those prepared, too?”
     
    Dear G.L.,

  • The shape we are in

    Since 2005 our electric bills from our electric co-op have gone up 60 percent due to higher charges per kilowatt and increases in fees charged on a monthly basis. That is about 10 percent per year when the increase nationally is about 6 percent per year.

  • Trailer sought by CKPD recovered

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said Jonathan Lee Figueroa, 25, of Chiefland has been arrested and charged with grand theft in the disappearance of a trailer from a Gulf Boulevard home at about 11 a.m. on Dec. 6.
    Sandlin said after putting word out that he was seeking a two-tone blue Mazda pickup, a man called to say he thought it was one he had sold to a Chiefland man a month earlier.
    Sandlin said he contacted the Chiefland Police Department and the trailer was recovered two days after its disappearance and returned to its owner.

  • Elections official retiring at end of year

    Staff Report
    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell has announced that she will be retiring on Dec. 31 after 20 years in the office.
    Asbell who has faced tightening budgets while integrating mandated changes in election methods has worked for Levy County for 34 years, according to her announcement.

  • WILD HOGS

    By Tony Young
              
    The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal pursued each winter by Florida’s more than 200,000 hunters. But, there’s another big-game species that’s hunted quite a bit too and is especially popular with hunters in the southern and central parts of the state: the wild hog.