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Today's News

  • Fay 'a good exercise' for Cedar Key

    "It was a good exercise."

    City Commissioner Sue Colson was out driving around town early Saturday morning, checking out the debris trail left by Tropical Storm Fay and rejoicing that it wasn't worse.

    "We were blessed," she said. "I just saw Robert (Fire Chief Robert Robinson) down by the firehouse, looking things over, and there goes James McCain (she waves at a passing truck) - all Cedar Key's babysitters are out here, checking up."

  • Community Center (Lions Club) open for storm shelter

    "What we're finding is when low tide was supposed to go out it didn't go out. So we have concerns and information that water will be as much as 4 to 6 feet over high tide."

    High tide is at 6:48 this evening and 6:06 a.m. Saturday, said Lt. Evan Sullivan, .The shelters are at:

    - Cedar Key Community Center, the old Lion's Club, at 809 Sixth Street.

    - Yankeetown Elementary School in the cafeteria, 4500 West Highway 40.

  • Shark News

    Shark sculpture for sharp students

    FCAT recognition was awarded to this year's sophomore class on Monday. CKS Principal Sue Ice presented a shark sculpture to the sophomore class, whose performance on FCAT was the best in the school.

    One hundred percent of the students in the tenth grade class scored at or above grade level on the Sunshine State Standards (SSS) Math portion of the FCAT, and eighty-one percent of the class scored at or above grade level on the SSS Reading portion of the test.

  • See where crime is happening

    Ever wonder what's happening on your street?

    Ever pass a neighbor's house and wonder why the sheriff's cars are in the yard?

    Now you can find out without looking nosy - even though the Levy County Sheriff's Office thinks a little nosiness is a good thing when it comes to deterring crime.

    That's why the Sheriff's Office has partnered with Public Engines, a software development company, to become the second sheriff's office in Florida to post its crime incident information on the Internet.

  • Hospital asks for extension

    The Tri-County Hospital is moving forward with construction, although more slowly than originally planned, said Chiefland Planning Director Bill Hammond.

    Hammond updated the City Planning Board on the hospital's progress at its regular meeting Thursday evening.

    Hammond said the hospital has asked for an 60-day extension on its construction start date, a move that is agreeable to the city commission.

    "They don't want to issue the permit until next year for the money to be in for the budget."

  • Easy Riding = Lots of practice

    Wondering what the new mandatory motorcycle safety courses are like, but not yet ready enough to leap in?

    As your guinea pig, I recently went to class at Gainesville Motorcycle Safety Training and received my motorcycle endorsement. Here's how it works:

  • True Faith: What's your definition of marriage?

    "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral." (Hebrews 13:4 NIV)

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Dodged the bullet

    Well, it appears that this time we’ve dodged the bullet. Tropical Storm Fay at the time of this writing has turned to the northeast. We’ll get some rain and some breezes, but it doesn’t look as if we’ll get much more. We had some storms last week and the week before and a lot more wind than it’s thought we’ll have this week. Some people somewhere will be getting the brunt of the winds, rains and along the coast, significant storm surges. That is unfortunate. I pray that not many, if any, are hurt by the storm.

  • Reflections: A bunch of things to worry about

    As promised, here is an update on our attempts to adopt another hairy child: My wife is having second thoughts, even after we passed the home visit by the adoption agency. Max, our male sheltie, keeps telling us he is the only dog we will ever need. "But the other dog we have, Molly," he said, "really needs to go. Put her up for adoption. She'd make a good rescue sheltie."

  • Box scores for LARC vs Candidates and Politicians vs Candidates

    Box scores:

    Game 1: LARC vs Candidates

    Offense

    LARC

    Betty Walker, P. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Barbara Gamble, SF. AB 2 R 1 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Rosa Bowers, RF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Tina Haley, 3B. AB 2 R 1 H 2 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Shawn Mullins, 1B. AB 1 R 1 H 1 RBI 1 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Nick Brown, SS. AB 2 R 0 H 1 RBI 2 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Debbie Dexter, CF. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 0

    Lila Curry, C. AB 1 R 0 H 1 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 0 LOB 1

    Frances Norman. AB 1 R 0 H 0 RBI 0 BB 0 SO 1 LOB 0