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Today's News

  • Cedar Key gearing up for arrival of MoMS

    The Cedar Key Historical Society announced that it has been selected to host Museums on Main Street (MoMS), which will be taking place from September through October, 2014. Funded in part by the United States Congress, MoMS combines the talents of the Smithsonian Institution, the state humanities councils and local organizations to bring national and local heritage to small communities across the United States.

  • County calls out Chiefland on ALS

    The Levy County Commission – especially Commissioners John Meeks, Ryan Bell and Chad Johnson have a message for Chiefland about ALS non-transport: Next week’s election is not driving the decision to implement it.
    In fact, while attacking press reports that indicate otherwise, the commissioners want residents to know they are moving ahead with implementing the Advanced Life Support non-transport (ALS) not just for Chiefland, but for the whole county.

  • Funding begins for new CF campus

    The reception room of what will, in a few short years, be the old College of Central Florida Levy Center was packed Thursday evening in celebration of funding for a new campus.
    “Ten years, four veto pens, but we’re there,” was one of the comments made Thursday night by CF President James Henningsen.
    Money for the proposed CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus has been stalled for some time, but Gov. Rick Scott signed off on the funding a couple of months ago.

  • Party primaries on Tuesday

    It’s time to vote folks.
    The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but voting has been underway for quite a while.
    Already 1,663 Levy County absentee ballots had been received by the Supervisor of Elections Office as of Tuesday afternoon and 442 people took advantage of early voting which started Aug 11 and continues daily through Saturday, Aug,. 23, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 421 S. Court St. in Bronson, next to the county courthouse.

  • County, congressional candidates speak out at forum

    If anyone came expecting fireworks at the candidates forum hosted by VFW Post 5625 and the Chiefland Citizen, they were likely to come away disappointed. But hopefully they came away better informed.
    The event on Friday Aug. 1, at the VFW Post in south Chiefland, likely the only candidates forum being held before the Aug. 26 primary, drew about 30 people for the steak dinner beforehand, and candidates and their surrogates from the County Commission District 2 and District 4 races and the Congressional District 3 race.

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  • Two arrested in torturing tortoises

    Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested two Clay County teenagers Friday morning on charges of torturing a gopher tortoise.
    Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, a second-degree misdemeanor.

  • Officials: Cedar Key safe from red tide

    A red tide bloom in the Gulf has killed thousands of fish in the last two weeks, according to state officials, but Cedar Key is proving unaffected.
    Leslie Sturmer, a University of Florida aquaculture specialist in Cedar Key, said Monday that test samples for red tide toxins in the area’s shellfish have yielded good results.
    “There are zero cells in the samples, as we suspected,” she said, adding that 5,000 or more cells per liter in a sample would cause shellfish operations to close shop.

  • Cedar Key aquaculture to plot future

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association invites the clam aquaculture community to participate in developing an industry action plan for marketing, research and marine debris as part of its annual general membership meeting.

  • Chiefland claims county is "roadblocking" on ALS

    The county has a grudge against the City of Chiefland, is what some city officials are saying about Chiefland’s pursuit of emergency services and annual funding from the county for fire protection.
    At Monday night’s city commission meeting, both the issues of ALS and fire funding were discussed during a recap of a meeting last week on ALS between area medical directors, officials from the county and the City of Chiefland.

  • Officials to hold strict standards on municipal ALS

    Officials are still attempting to hammer out the details that would allow Chiefland Fire Rescue to be certified in non-transport advanced life support (ALS), but there’s still concern over cost and whether or not strict standards can be met.