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Today's News

  • Brotherly advice
  • Property tax, assessment hearing tonight

    Folks who want to be heard on this year’s property tax and assessments bills will have their opportunity at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday) when the Levy County Commission holds a public hearing at 6 p.m. in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse.
    The purpose of tonight’s hearing is to determine the final assessments for emergency medical service, fire, solid waste and roads. At the end of the hearing the commission will vote on the final assessments.

  • MoMS, other activities, kick off

    The Smithsonian Institution's highly anticipated Museums on Main Street (MoMS) is set to debut this weekend in Cedar Key.
    Hosted by The Cedar Key Historical Society, MoMS has been made possible by the Florida Humanities Council.
    The physical exhibit, which is titled, "The Way We Worked," explores how work became a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.

  • Stories from the river

    As a scientist, Dr. Ken Sulak is trained to make observations.
    He makes his living studying the ways of the natural world, with an emphasis, in recent years, on the lives of sturgeon swimming the lengths of the Suwannee River.
    But his professional work over time has bled into his personal interests: observations on the lives of humans and their place in the world.
    "In the course of being on the river, you run into a lot of people, a lot of old timers," Sulak said from his office at the U.S. Geological Survey last week.

  • Railroads and Riverboats coming soon

    The Levy County Historical Society invites the young, young at heart, and all history enthusiasts to join them for a free excursion into the Golden Age of Transportation through an exhibit entitled “Railroads & Riverboats,” Sept. 26 - 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center.

  • Community Calendar (week of 9-4-14)

    Saturday

    Suwannee history and culture event
    “Lore, Lies and Legends of the Suwannee,” an event aimed at capturing and showcasing the fast disappearing oral traditions of the Suwannee region, will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Dixie County Cultural Center (former Old Town School), beginning at 4 p.m.
    The event will include a community cookout and bluegrass music, living history re-enactors and eight storytellers, mostly old-timers in their 80s with good stories to tell about how their families survived in earlier times.

  • Shark News

    Lady Sharks battle hard against Dixie County High

    By Emily Colson
    Shark Correspondent
    On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Lady Sharks volleyball varsity team played against Dixie County High School. Although DCHS left with the win (8-25, 7-25 and 10-25), the Lady Sharks went home prepared to work on their skills in order to become a more competitive team this season.

  • Cedar Key shark abused — may get makeover

    Staff report

  • Every vote counts when only three determine winner

    It took a couple of hours on Thursday and all day Friday, but by the time the weekend started the Supervisor of Elections was able to announce that former District 4 Commissioner Lilly Rooks had won the Republican nomination by a three-vote margin.
    The final count: 1,728 votes for Rooks to 1,725 votes for incumbent Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland. Rooks will face Democrat Jamie Griffin in the Nov. 4 general election.
    It was a sweet comeback for Rooks, defeating the man who unseated her four years ago, and after suffering two strokes earlier this year.  

  • Smithsonian exhibit opens next week on Saturday

    The Smithsonian Institution's highly anticipated Museums on Main Street (MoMS) is set to debut next week in Cedar Key.
    Hosted by The Cedar Key Historical Society, MoMS has been made possible by the Florida Humanities Council.
    The physical exhibit, which is titled, "The Way We Worked," explores how work became a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.