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Today's News

  • Levy County schools borrow $5 million to cover expenses

    BRONSON -- The School Board of Levy County needs a quick $5 million.

    With no sympathetic philanthropists in sight, the next best thing to do was to see which bank offered the best loan deal.

    Board members OK'd borrowing the large sum of money from Sun Trust Bank out of Jacksonville at its Nov. 20 meeting.

    The money is needed to cover overall operating costs -- including payroll -- for county schools for at least the next couple of months.

  • Fishing Lines: The lucky fisherman who got away

    Sometimes some of my regular clients will occasionally ask to fish for a specific species, and if they are in season and they have the skills I will oblige. To protect this guy's identity we will call him, lets see... "Dave".

    It was about two weeks ago (when the water was warmer), and this guy "Dave" says he would like to catch a cobia. No problem I say, fall is a good time to get a good sized cobia. So I bring the appropriate tackle and cast nets and we are set.

  • Lady Sharks show promise in opener loss

    There was a win inside the Lady Sharks' 44-24 season opening loss to Bronson.

    "We made a pledge to win the fourth quarter," Cedar Key varsity girls? head coach Chris Cowart said. "We did it. We outscored them 13-8."

    Cedar Key persevered in the face of a double-digit first half deficit, the result of letting early game jitters get the better of them. Bronson rolled up a 13-0 first quarter lead, led by Elizabeth Gay's points in the paint, before the Sharks recovered their composure and started chipping.

  • Shark News

    Final round of speeches in contest

    By Jessi Robinson

    Jenny Bierman, Savannah Beckham, and Dylan Webster will get to go to Bronson on Dec. 6. These three middle school students were crowned with first, second and third place this past Friday.

    The top 3 winners from both seventh and eighth grade competed against each other for the top three speeches out of both grades.

  • Local 'Idols' wow crowds at Fair

    Time was, if a singer didn't have a band, the only possible venue for his talents was the church choir, or the shower. In the 80s, a miraculous export from Japan changed everything. Karaoke democratized singing as public performance, allowing anyone with good pipes and the discipline to learn a song to perfection to get up on stage and sing, no faking, no a capella, with the real backing track.

  • From the Kitchen: Ready, set, 'Let's bake!'

    This Thanksgiving weekend you will want to have lots of baked goods on hand for your own family and any visiting relatives and friends. In addition to the traditional pumpkin, apple and pecan pies that followed the delicious turkey dinner you served, you may want a few extras to serve with coffee in the morning or as an evening snack.

  • Reflections: 'Kapow!' in the night

    My wife and I heard it. The sound came from the electric panel just outside the bedroom. "KAPOW!" Then the lights went out. That was just more bad luck yet to pour from my not so good, good luck cup. The outside meter box had just burned up.

  • True Faith: Don't forget to say 'Thank you'

    "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." (Colossians 3:15 NIV)

  • Landowner advised on coastal options

    Cedar Key City Commission is trying a little different approach to certain local planning issues. A few months ago, the commission held a quasi-judicial hearing in the matter of a landowner who wanted to develop a non-standard, commercially-zoned coastal parcel.

  • Cedar Key bridges among requests

    BRONSON –Among the many requests made Nov. 13 of five members of the Florida Legislature was a request for about $5.2 million worth of repairs on three bridges on Cedar Key.

    Levy County Road Administrator Bruce Greenlee asked Rep. Will Kendrick (R-Carrabelle), Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness), Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Gainesville), State Rep. Ron Schultz (R-Homosassa) and Rep. Larry Cretul (R-Ocala) for state aid with the bridges.