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Today's News

  • Levy residents strategize to save Florida Forever

    Levy County citizens concerned about the environment joined residents of Alachua and Marion counties Mar 30 in Micanopy to strategize a response to the proposed state budget which reduces Florida Forever funding from the traditional amount of $12.4 million – leveraged to secure $300 million annually for land preservation – to $0 in the next fiscal year.

    The Florida Forever program focuses on purchasing land and land use rights to conserve and permanently protect land resources.

  • Wells Fargo suit dismissed

                The attorneys for Wells Fargo were a no-show for a hearing on their suit to enforce a missing promissory note so the judge dismissed it.

  • Dock Street: the next big fix?

    Just one month after the Cedar Key Commission decided how to fix traffic flow on Whiddon Ave., a new road has come under review.

    Commissioner Gene Hodges said that he has concerns about safety and space on Dock Street. He said that recently he had to stop and fold his truck’s side mirrors in order to drive down the street.

  • Tourism radio campaign funded by CK CRA

    A twelve month radio campaign to increase tourism in Cedar Key was awarded funding by the Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency earlier this month.

  • CRA Board approves new sidewalk, parking improvement

    The Community Redevelopment Agency approved preliminary funding Tuesday night for City Hall property improvements.

    The plan calls for a sidewalk along C Street between 1st and 2nd Streets that will act as a connection to the other sidewalks in the city. “It’s the most logical place for a connector,” said CRA Interim Director Greg Lang.

  • Controlled burn gets out of control in Cedar Key Scrub - *Updated 05/07*

    What began as a prescribed burn last Thursday morning in the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve quickly became a wildfire when unpredictable weather conditions caused fire specialists to lose control, said Senior Forestry Ranger Jerry Horton.

    The 210-acre fire was 90 percent contained as of Tuesday night, according to Jeff DiMaggio, Florida DEP Fire Management Officer. “There are just a few hot spots left,” he said. Crews expect to have it contained by the end of the week, he said. They will continue to monitor it for the next couple of weeks.

  • NRC decision delays Levy County nuclear plant

    Bad news for those in Levy County who were counting on construction of a $17 billion nuclear plant near Inglis: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put a kink in construction plans and delayed the start by 20 months.

  • City to discuss animal ordinance, leash law

    The controversial issue of animal control is expected to be one of the topics discussed at length during the next City Commission meeting May 19 at 6 p.m. The May 5 meeting has been canceled, according to Mayor Heath Davis.

    The current ordinance is outdated and in need of revision, said Chief of Police Virgil Sandlin.

  • Coffee shop is all about the locals

    Residents and visitors alike can now find a cup of joe, ice-cream cones, sandwiches and desserts at the new place in town, Kona Joe’s Island Café, located at sidewalk level on Dock Street.

    The food is fresh, prepared on site, and in these economic times, down right affordable.

    Recognizing that economic times are tough, Joe and Edie Zaprir decided to provide a needed service at reasonable prices. The prices are set purposefully low so that residents can afford the fair.

  • 2009 Drive-by Hurricane Day - Rescheduled for June 2

    Cedar Key's Third Annual Hurricane Preparation Day is taking a new form this year: a drive-by briefing designed to make the event more specific to the needs of each citizen. On Thursday, June 2 a series of pop up tents will be placed outside behind City Hall, each laden with representatives from numerous Levy County and Cedar Key-specific groups. The event will inform citizens of important facts about storm readiness, as well as what to do after a hurricane.