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Today's News

  • LARC on the move

    Florida State Parks have a program called “parknerships” that involves, as you might guess, partnering with other agencies, civic groups and schools to achieve its goals. This is always a win-win for those involved.  This past week, it was a winning day for the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Yankeetown loses Tarmac appeal

    The 1st District Court of Appeal has denied the Town of Yankeetown’s request to review Levy County’s conditional special exception permit granted to the Tarmac King Road mine project, possibly closing that case.
    Another suit, filed citing different grounds for challenging the permit that was filed by W.A.R., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, is still alive in the appeals court.

  • Editorial Toon for Feb. 23
  • Today in Levy County History: The Albion Phosphate District

    By Toni Collins

  • Ask a Lawyer: Legal obligation to stop and render aid

    J. A. of Rosewood asks, “Say, I’ve got a question for you…I was driving home on State Road 24 the other night and I saw a vehicle with its lights on stopped by the side of the road. I didn’t think much of it but, as I passed by, I saw another car in the ditch with its lights flashing. I was already by both vehicles so I called 911 and told them about it. However, I got to thinking, later on, that maybe I had some sort of legal obligation to do more. Did I?

    Dear J.A.;

  • CK Woman’s Club brings home the ribbons

    On Feb. 18, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club once more came home beribboned from the Gainesville Arts and Crafts day.
    Each year, the CKWC participates in a District Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs competition, where first place winners from 17 different communities compete.

  • Senecal named Volunteer of the Year

    Eileen Senecal, from the Cedar Key Woman’s Club, has been named Volunteer of the Year by District 5 of the Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
    This prestigious award was presented at the District Arts and Crafts Luncheon held in Gainesville on Saturday, Feb. 18.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 23

    Saturday

    Needy Family Project
    Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1:30-5 p.m., the Fraternal Order of Eagles will be holding a fund-raising event promoting its motto: People Helping People.
    For a $6 donation - which will help fund the group’s Needy Family Project - members and guests will partake in a Southern tradition of ham and split pea soup.
    Carryout is available, otherwise stop by at 3rd and B Street to enjoy this worthwhile cause. For more information, call 543-9789.

    Wednesday

  • Jenny Biermen is named Cedar Key School’s 2012 valedictorian

    By Taryn Epperson and Montana Beckham
    Shark Correspondents

    2012 Senior Jenny Biermen is the valedictorian; she has gone to Cedar Key School since 6th grade. In her years at CKS she has taken all the required classes to graduate as well as marine science, teacher’s aid and the work program - and while doing all this managed an almost a perfect GPA.

  • Sex predator registers address in Cedar Key

    Jeffrey Earl. Lashley, 52, convicted of sexual battery in 2004 and classified a "sexual predator," has registered his address in Cedar Key, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.