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Today's News

  • County approves spay, neuter trial program for ‘community cats’

    Levy County Animal Services euthanizes around half of the feral cats that are brought in.

    After department officials recently met with animal rescue groups at a no-kill summit in Gainesville, the county may have a solution that could help tackle the high rate of cat euthanasias.

  • Asbell assumes chairmanship on School Board; Etheridge picked as vice chairman

    Cameron Asbell was unanimously voted the new chairman of the School Board of Levy County Nov. 28.

    Rick Turner offered the nomination of Asbell.

    “Mr. Superintendent (Jeff Edison),” Turner said, “it is with honor and a great privilege I offer to you in the form of a nomination the most honorable and admirable Cameron Asbell to serve as chair of the Levy County School Board.”

  • County extends moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries; seeks ban ordinance

    The Levy County Commission voted unanimously Nov. 21 to extend by three months its moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The motion for the extended moratorium was offered by Rock Meeks and seconded by Matt Brooks. It passed 5-0.

  • CKS students share poems at School Board

    A group of three Cedar Key School students joined Principal Joshua Slemp at the School Board of Levy County meeting Nov. 14 to discuss recent school projects, including the 28th Annual Young Author’s Conference.

    Sophomores Michele Debari, Michael Smith and Zander Stanley each read poems they authored and submitted for the conference. The templates for the poems by the middle and high school students were inspired by ‘Where I’m From’ by George Ella Lyon.

  • Outstanding CKS educators recognized

    By Burlynne Mejeris, Shark correspondent

    Congratulations to Cedar Key School Teacher of the Year Carrie Tomlin and Educational Support Personnel of the Year Sue Penny!

    Ms. Carrie and Ms. Sue were selected for their honors by the faculty and staff at CKS.

  • Distinguished CKS couple joining school’s graduation for retirement

    Cedar Key School’s class of 2018 has a couple of honorary members, Coach Brad and Miss Sue, who will be "graduating" to retirement following the CKS graduation in May 2018. The Pennys, seen here walking back to school following a photo shoot with the senior class Nov. 14, plan to retire at the end of the school year following 30 years of unwavering support for the Sharks.

  • CKS Beta Club leads with service

    Members of the Cedar Key School Beta Club put their organization's motto – ‘Let Us Lead By Serving Others’ – into action Nov. 15 by working on a project for the entire community to enjoy. The service that Beta members were providing involved preparing more than two dozen wreaths that will be used to decorate City Park.

  • CKS AVID students refurbish storm drains

    By Gibbs Yearty, Shark correspondent

    CKS AVID students refurbish storm drains

    Members of the Cedar Key School AVID classes gave a fresh, new look to the storm drain signs on G Street Nov. 17!

    The storm drains were originally painted by CKS students a few years ago, but had faded over time. The new signs bear the same purple and gold message – Shark Pride, Protect the Tide, Dump No Waste.

  • CKS Travel Club hosting spaghetti dinner

    The CKS Travel Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner in the Doug Bishop Auditorium on November 29th. The meal includes a spaghetti dish, rolls, salad, a dessert, and a drink. The dinner will be held from 5:30-7pm with multiple door prizes, and live music from Grace Cowart. During this time, the book fair in the library will also be open. Tickets are $10 a piece, sold by any member of the Travel Club.

  • Levy to get air medical service in 2018

    PHI Air Medical, a medical air service company, was granted a certification by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners Nov. 7 to open an air ambulance service in Levy County.

    The BOCC approved a required Certification of Public Convenience and Necessity after hearing from PHI Air Medical regional director Sean O’Neal and Levy County Department of Public Safety director Mitch Harrell as well as medical director Dr. Charles Wayne, of UF Shands.