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Today's News

  • Improvements under way

    The No. 4 Channel bridge over Havens Creek in Levy County is being repaired and cathodic protection (a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface) is added. Pictured, Pedro Diaz and John Moody of Moody’s Electric, Inc., do work for Pneumatic Concrete Company, Inc., who have until the Spring of 2013 to complete the work for the FDOT at a cost of $951,626.

     

     

  • Water now safe to drink

    Residents were able to turn on the taps after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, and drink to their satisfaction as the the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District was given approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow human consumption of the District’s water supply.

    According to the District's website the new reverse osmosis units are manually on-line and in the past week the final commissioning, training, testing and final adjusting of the equipment has been taking place.

  • Water looks like tea, but those hungry redfish don’t seem to care

    Hello fellow Cedar Key folks.
    Hope everyone is successful at finding ways to stay cool.
    Our water has gotten another dose of river water. A couple days of northwest winds pulled it around the corner to us.
    We now have tea for water as of now.
    As you head southeast it clears up a bit.
    The clarity doesn't seem to mess with the fishing much,  just not the prettiest scene.

  • Chiefland soldier glad to be home from combat tours

    Troy Chancey knows there’s no place like home.
    After a year of being shot at and interrogating enemy combatants in Afghanistan, the 22-year-old Army specialist admits being back in the relatively slow pace of Chiefland is a little strange. But life in the states is something he looks forward to getting used to again.
    “I wanna’ do a lot of the things I missed out on,” Chancey said Friday from the home of his grandparents Janice and Buster.

  • Seahorse Key lighthouse open house a success

    Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge hosted its summer open house of Cedar Keys Light Station celebrating the 158th anniversary last Saturday.  
    The Refuge partnered with Cedar Key Historical Society and Levy County Historical Society in order to bring historians and ambience to the significant historical site managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    “Refuges are places where the people of today can renew the ties to their cultural heritage by viewing ancient & historic sites,” reads the “Promise” document of 1996.  

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 2


    Today
    Candidate meet and greet
    The Inglis Recreation Advisory Board Activities Committee (R.A.B.A.C.) will have a Candidate 'Meet and Greet' from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Inglis Community Center.  All qualified candidates in the Levy County election have been invited to attend.
     The following candidates have confirmed attendance: Tim Browning, Christopher Cowart, Darryl Diamond, Jamie  Griffin, Robert Hastings, Tammy Jones, Bobby McCallum, John Meeks, Cyndee Munkittrick, Evan Sullivan and Brooke Ward.

  • Cedar Key United Methodist Vacation Bible School

    Hello! The VBS program at the Methodist church is coming up.
    The VBS is Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
    There will be snacks, crafts, music, story and games! Ages Pre-K and up are welcome!
     

  • CK Chamber rounding up booty for annual auction

    Fifty-seven items have been donated to the Greater Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce's annual Labor Day weekend auction and sponsors have until today, Aug. 2, to donate and sign on.
    This year's event has a pirate theme and participants are asked to dress appropriate to the occasion. Businesses are asked to adopt the pirate theme for the weekend by dressing up and decorating their business.

  • Fowlers Bluff Fire now operated by county

    Fowlers Bluff residents can now feel more secure about fire rescue services in their area, according to county and community officials.
    Monday was the first official day of operation for the Levy County Fire Station No. 4, said Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles in a public meeting Monday at Fowlers Bluff.
    The station and its crew of firefighters, formerly known as the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, signed on to merge with the county's fire department several months ago.

  • County OKs higher millage — tentatively