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  • O'Steen, Allen are top Cedar Key grads

    Cedar Key School’s top students in the class of 2017 are Abigail O’Steen, valedictorian, and Ashlyn Allen, salutatorian. Abigail and Ashlyn have been lifelong Cedar Key Sharks; they began school together in the fall of 2003 when they entered pre-K and have been classmates ever since. Both will speak at the commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 20th in the Cedar Key gymnasium.

  • City seeks donations for pound improvements; none given so far

    The city of Chiefland has received no donations from its appeal to residents to make improvements at the municipal animal shelter.

    Staff placed the appeal for donations on its website after two Chiefland women addressed city commissioners at the March 27 meeting. Patty Pastore said Monday she and Denise Bariteau will attend the April 10 meeting at 6 p.m.

  • County's proposed gas tax increase not final

    When the Board of County Commissioners expressed support at their meeting on March 21 for a five-cent per gallon increase on non-diesel fuel, it did not finalize a tax increase.

    Rather, the move, which simply required a signal of support by a consensus of commissioners, put in motion a “fact-finding” process aimed at leading to a final ordinance.

    The action didn’t require a motion or official vote.

  • Fanning Springs water ski show, movie Saturday at the fort

    Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce presents the Water Ski Show and Movie Night at the Fort Saturday. Fort Fanning is located on the Suwannee River, next to the bridge at the corner of U.S. Highway 19 and Kentucky Ave. The address is 9930 Kentucky Ave., Fanning Springs.

     Enjoy a day of family fun. There will be face painting, balloons, corn hole, a bounce house, raffles and park passes, but the first big highlight for the children begins with an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. The Gatorland Water Ski Show Team skims across the water for a 90-minute show beginning at 4 p.m.

  • Harmony Center to host seminar on human trafficking

    By Jennifer Davis
    Correspondent

    Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center is hosting a training seminar April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. concerning human trafficking at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. The seminar defines human trafficking, provides information on understanding the scope of the problem, victimology, understanding the trauma the trauma, and the vicarious trauma and self-care.

  • Bronson to hire Parks employee

    The Bronson Town Council unanimously approved a motion to begin a search to hire a part-time Town employee to help with upkeep and maintenance at James H. Cobb Park.

    Mayor Bruce Greenlee said the demand for help at the Park has increased as more Town resources are required for its new sewer system upgrades and expansions as well as other infrastructure projects, making the Public Works Department less available to help at the Park.

  • Birdies for books

    Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.

    Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary hosts 'A Land Remembered'

    The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club will host a special presentation on the very popular book, “A Land Remembered.”

    The club invites everyone to hear Rick Smith speak about his father author Patrick Smith.

    Learn about the “the real” Florida in this special presentation.
    “A Land Remembered” is a key theme of Rick Smith’s presentation of his father’s work.

  • Greenlee, School Board pay tribute to bus drivers

    Bruce Greenlee and the School Board of Levy County took time to applaud the work of its school bus drivers and transportation personnel last Tuesday in light of the American School Bus Council declaring February the Love the Bus Month.

  • AMVETS plan poker run to benefit Camp Valor

    On Saturday, April 8, 2017, AMVETS District XVI Posts will host a Poker Run to benefit Camp Valor, the area facility to rehabilitate our Wounded Veterans.