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Today's News

  • A list to clip

    It's not often that we get an opportunity to clip something out of the paper and carry it around to remind us of the good things in the world, but this is one.
    At the recent Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Association's Youth Livestock Show and Sale a 10-year-old boy showed us what community is about.
    Chandler Beach's decision to give the money from the sale of his pig to Corbin Wiggins, a teen battling cancer for the second time in as many years, touched the hearts and wallets of many.

  • Editorial Toon for April 5
  • UF to study Levy sea rise

    Researchers at the University of Florida say they want community input from residents of Levy County on the threat of rising seas.
    Last month, according to UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning professor Dr. Kathryn Frank, UF began a two-year project aimed at helping the county cope with the inevitability of rising seas due to climate change.
    ‘We’re still in the information gathering process,” Frank said about the project, which is funded by a Florida Sea Grant

  • Tummond retires to golfing

    Dick Tummond, assistant county coordinator, is retiring to take a more leisurely job — manager of the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.
    Tummond, who oversees county utilities and the SHIP programs for the county, thanked the commission.
    He has been with the commission for 15 years and prior to that was in the independent claims adjuster business.
    His last day on the job is April 12.
    He is on the Central Florida Community Action Agency and plans to become involved in other community activities.

  • Vets and UF team up to help ladies help vets

     GAINESVILLE — As part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and the University of Florida College of Medicine have committed to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools and research facilities that will make sure our heroes receive the care worthy of their service.

  • Fair pig raises over $27,000 for teen with cancer

    The bidding closed Friday on the Chandler Beach pig at $106.32 per pound raising a total of $27,111 for Corbin Wiggins, 18, of Trenton.
    Beach, 10, of Trenton decided several weeks ago after reading about the return of Wiggins' cancer that he would donate the proceeds of the sale of his pig to the teen.
    The Beach family kept the plan a secret, but then a fair volunteer overheard Beach discussing his plans with another child at the fair. Word was passed along and it was announced by the auctioneer to the crowd that joined in bidding.

  • Withlacoochee Wilderness Challenge a success

  • Shell cities of the Gulf

    By Pam Darty
    Refuge Ranger
    Colorful flyers seen all over town brought a record crowd to the Cedar Key Library for the third presentation by Dr. Kenneth Sassaman.
    The University of Florida archaeologist has been working on the 30 coastal miles of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and the thirteen islands of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge for the past three years, so nearly half of the standing-room-only audience had returned for the most recent findings.

  • Levy unemployment takes a plunge

     

    Levy County residents has some success finding jobs in February as the unemployment rate for that month was 10.1 percent, down from 10.5 percent in January, according to a Workforce Connection press release.

  • CK Arts Center issues call for festival patrons

    The 48th Spring Arts Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, April  28-29, and the Cedar Key Arts Center is seeking individuals who want to support the festival by becoming a Purchase Award Patron.  It's fun, supports the artists, the festival, and this year, there's a money back guarantee.