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Today's News

  • If your resolution is to catch a bigger fish, now's the time

     Happy, happy, happy New Year’s resolution week. We all have something that we would like to be better in life. And if you don’t think you do – well, that might be your answer: admitting there’s an issue cause I promise there’s something. I hope we all prosper in our goals and make 2015 a year to brag about.

  • Standoff on political signs

    A Camp Azalea resident was rebuffed in her attempt to have the Levy County Commission enforce rules on political signs still standing along roadways. 

    Toni Collins complained at a December commission meeting about the signs still up from the Nov. 4 general election and gave indications it was a candidate who lost the election. 

    Collins was back at the first commission meeting of the year to complain again about political signage.

  • Community calendar week of 1-8-15

     January

     

    Collector's show planned

  • Cedar Key School earns a 'B'

    The state has issued performance grades for the Levy County School District and the county's four high schools for the 2013-2014 school year – last year – and the news can be possibly confusing for parents who want to judge the quality of local schools. 

  • Coming home

     It's time to renew old friendships and make new ones as the Cedar Key School gears up for its homecoming activities.

    A parade at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 gets things underway. All parade participants will line up along G Street at 3:30 p.m.

    Everyone is invited to participate – residents, businesses, civic groups – because organizers say the bigger the better.

  • Manatee deaths down in 2014

     Manatee deaths appear to be down last year compared to the record numbers reported by state officials in 2013.

    As of December, 2014, 368 manatee deaths were reported for the year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. One-hundred-twenty-five of those deaths were labeled as undetermined. Manatee infant deaths accounted for 99 mortalities. Sixty-seven were the result of collisions with watercraft. Twenty-six were attributed to natural causes and 24 died due to cold stress.

  • Good news for county in 2014

    January

    Unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in November, 

    The Supervisor of Elections office removed a mailbox from its lawn after the Florida Secretary of State said ballots can only be received in the supervisor's office. 

    County workers got a 2 percent pay increase that was back dated to Oct. 1, 2013. That was on top of a 3 percent increase they received 7 months earlier. 

  • Community calendar week of 1-1-15

     Month of January

     

    Collector's show planned

  • Monroe Crossing concert Jan. 14 to benefit school

     Monroe Crossing will hold a benefit for Cedar Key School at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the school, Whiddon Avenue.

  • From national television to award-winning FFA teams, CK had it all

     January

    Pepper busters Daniel Barrand, Richard Baker, Kit Lane, Roger McDaniels and Milli Chapell spent their holidays eradicating the colorful Brazilian pepper plant from the area. This hardy foreigner has come into the state and is considered an invasive plant as birds eat and spread its red berries.