Today's News

  • Community bands together to raise money for one of its own

    Sometimes, It takes a rough patch before you realize how lucky you really are and that you have friends you didn’t know existed.  That was the case for Jennie Pinto.

    In late May, Pinto, a real estate agent and Cedar Key resident, was loaded into a car by her friend Ken Young and driven to Shands, in Gainesville. Her health had been deteriorating for two years, but on May 23, it hit rock bottom, and she was barely able to walk.

  • Economic development council loses director

     The Nature Coast Business Development Council asked for the resignation of its fifth director since its incorporation in 2000 during a contentious and sometimes angry meeting on June 28.

  • Cedar Key Canvas featured on ABC World News

    The 200-year-old fishing village of Cedar Key is a place full of opportunities for exploration. There are many shops, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries to see as one meanders down historic streets and talks with locals. One of those shops is Cedar Key Canvas.

    Cedar Key Canvas has been manufacturing individually crafted canvas handbags, purses, luggage, duffels and totes since it opened its doors in 1986.

  • County debates furloughs, cutting hours

     Levy County Commissioners, for the first time, openly discussed the ideas of worker furloughs and cuts — such as a nine-hour, four-day work week.

  • Savings from a day's furlough

     The Levy County Commission is discussing using furloughs to cut its costs, rather than layoffs, to meet its budget in the coming year. To that end, Jared Blanton, a finance clerk, drew up the approximate savings.

  • Fund set up for Jessie Short, family

     Jessie Short, an 18-year-old rising senior at Chiefland High School, was involved in a car accident two weeks ago, which has left him comatose at Shands Hospital and his family needs your help. 

  • Do you know about Wednesday mornings at the dump?

     Every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, you can drop off your household hazardous waste, free of charge, at the Levy County Landfill on CR 335 between Bronson and Williston.

  • The Sea Breeze Restaurant

    The iconic timber frame and glass building on Dock Street has housed the Sea Breeze Restaurant for more than 20 years and is now owned and operated by Jamie Griffin of Fanning Springs.

    Griffin is not exactly a novice in the restaurant business. He bought Betts Big T in Chiefland about a year ago and he has been in the business for more than 25 years. Originally from Bronson, he started the “Bronson Restaurant” next to the old motel.

  • Bad weather means Captain gets family time

     Hey folks, man it was a great week around the key great weather,  sunny skies, fish just jumping in the boat. They didn't seem to mind not one bit that it was very hot in the sky and kinda dang hot in the water.

  • Thanking your customers

    Showing your customers you appreciate them goes a long way to instilling loyalty, yet so few businesses make this extra effort. Just look at it from the customer’s perspective. If all you ever see or hear from a company is a bill, you are not going to feel a particularly strong sense of endearment to that company.

    Some business owners think an occasional e-mail to clients is adequate, especially if it is sent by one of their staff members. However, I strongly recommend that you, the owner, personally call and thank your clients.