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Today's News

  • 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.

    Attending from:

  • 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.

  • Florida's new marijuana laws

    M. C. of Alachua asks, “What’s the deal with the new marijuana law? Someone told me that it didn’t apply to too many people. Is that true? So what is being voted on in November? Is that something different?”

    Dear M. C.:

  • Community Calendar (week of 7-31-14)

    Friday

    2015 OFCA design contest
    The theme for the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest is “Seeing the Art in Nature.”

  • 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.

  • Cedar Key to get billboard boost

    Cedar Key and Levy County will get a high profile boost with tourists along Interstate 75 in Gainesville during what is typically a slow season.
    Carol McQueen has been in negotiations to design billboards that tout the county’s attractions to people traveling through Gainesville.

  • Rescue workers respond to two overturned boats

    At about 7 p.m., Friday, July 18, the Levy County 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call reporting an overturned boat with three passengers. Cedar Key Fire and Department of Public Safety Battalion-1 and Medic 5 (Cedar Key) responded to the scene. En route to that call, another call came in for an overturned kayak with two passengers in the water.

  • CK Commission Budget Workshop Schedule

    August

    Tuesday, Aug. 5, 

    CRA/City Meeting, 6 p.m.

    Budget  Workshop following City Meeting

     

    Thursday, Aug. 7,

    Budget  Workshop at 6 p.m.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    City Meeting at 6 p.m.

     

    Thursday, Aug.  14

    Budget Workshop at 6 p.m.

     

    Thursday, Aug. 21

    Budget Workshop at 6 p.m.

     

    September

     

  • CK CRA, Commission Agendas for Tuesday, Aug. 5 meeting

    City of Cedar Key

    Audit Committee

    August 5, 2014

    City Hall

    5:15 PM

    Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance

    Public Comment

    Discussion Regarding Audit Engagement Letter from Purvis & Gray

    Adjourn

     

    Cedar Key

    Community Redevelopment Agency

    August 5, 2014

    City Hall

    6:00 PM

     

    Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance

    Public Comment

  • Camp Safe Haven: Helping families overcome grief

    Haven Hospice is offering a free, grief-support experience for families through the Camp Safe Haven program. The experience will help families understand their feelings of loss and give them an opportunity to heal.

    Camp Safe Haven Family Camp will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Otter Springs Park and Campground, located at 6470 SW 80th Avenue in Trenton.