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Today's News

  • Levy County goes after collusion in lawsuit against opioids suppliers

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    The Board of Levy County Commissioners has agreed to pursue a claim in federal court that addresses collusion of companies involved in the distribution of opioids.

    According to a lawsuit filed in April 2018 by Levy County against Purdue Pharma and dozens of doctors and medical clinics that write prescriptions for opium “opioids” painkillers, Levy County claims greed and profits have been put “above the health and well-being of Levy County consumers” at the cost of the County.

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts offers chance to learn from artist demos

    Bev Ringenberg, OFCA COORDINATOR

    Have you ever been in an Art Shop or at an Art Festival and wondered or heard someone say “I could do that?” As someone who works in an artist co-op, I can assure you, we hear it all the time, but most of the time to “do that” takes a lot more time, talent and trial and error than you think.

  • A beacon for the Beacon

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    In 1989, it was the place I escaped to for the best sunsets. It was the place I visited when I really had a hankering for fresh seafood. It was the place I went to meet interesting people, see artists in action, watch pelicans, and add unique stories to my portfolio.

    And it still is.

  • 67th Annual Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show

    Events are at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion, located at 17851 90 Avenue, Fanning Springs.

    Thursday, March 7:

    4:00p - 6:00p - Poultry Entry

    Friday, March 8:

    4:00p - 6:00p - Dairy Cow & Heifer Entry

    3:30p - 5:30p - Rabbit Entry

    5:30p - Cloverbud Rabbit Show/Showmanship

    After Cloverbud Show - Rabbit Show

    6:00p - Poultry Show

    6:00p - Poultry & Rabbit Showmanship

    After Show - Rabbit & Poultry Release, Superintendent must approve other release times

  • County says scallop season date change will have negative economic impact

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks sent a letter to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Chair on Feb. 19 expressing concerns about changes in regional scallop season dates.

  • County approves waste station at Shell Mound

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    The County Commission did not hesitate at the March 5 meeting to choose the site of the first of at least three future satellite waste stations.

  • City eligible for Community Rating System

    The State Floodplain Management Office (SFMO) has advised FEMA that Cedar Key is compliant in its floodplain program and eligible to participate in the Community Rating System, according to a letter to Mayor Heath Davis.

    The letter, from Steve Martin, National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator and State Floodplain Manager, congratulates the City for its “diligent work to resolve the outstanding procedural and technical matters concerning properties identified during the SFMO’s community assistance visit.”

  • Make it a day in Cedar Key!

    There’s a lot going on in Cedar Key this coming Saturday, March 9, why not “Make It a Day!” The weather is supposed to be perfect (sunny, high of 73 degrees), shops and galleries all over town will be open and there are some special annual events that you just might not want to miss.

  • Plant sale moved to Cedar Key Pottery and Greenhouse

    Amy Gernhardt of Cedar Key Pottery and Greenhouse will hold a plant sale att Cedar Key Pottery & Greenhouse, 13951 SW 77th Place, Cedar Key on Saturday March 9. Included in the sale will be herbs and fruit trees as well as butterfly bushes. The sale will be from 9 a.m. until noon. The regular garden club sale has been postponed until fall.

  • Bay Scallops season on the agenda for March 5 marine fisheries workshop