Today's News

  • Cedar Key soldier dies in Afghanistan

    Army Pfc. Ryan Lumley, of Cedar Key,  died this weekend as the result of a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
    Lumley, a 2008 Cedar Key High School graduate and a standout in tennis and track and field,  was assigned to 2nd Platoon, Action Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas.
    His platoon was recently operating in the Sayed Abad district of Wardak province, Afghanistan.

  • Bread sold in Levy County included in recall

    Flowers Foods has announced that, out of an abundance of caution, it has pulled off store shelves in certain Florida and southeast Georgia counties loaves of its Nature’s Own Butterbread with the specific best by date of 12/7/11 and the UPC code 72250-04919 because they may contain small flakes of aluminum.  No other Nature’s Own bakery products are affected.
     Counties involved in the product withdrawal:

  • Chiefland takes Bronson Tip-Off title

    The speed of the Chiefland High School Indians’ boys basketball team proved to be too much this weekend at the Bronson Tip-Off Tournament. The Indians’ blazing speed propelled them through the tournament’s championship with a 34-point per game margin of victory.

  • CWGA has strong showing in ‘Gator” tournament

    The CWGA sent five members of our group to play in the third outing of the “Gator” competition, held at the University of Florida Course in Gainesville on Nov. 8.

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  • FCAA facing budget cuts

     As the economy continues to plunge and individuals lose their sources of income to provide for their families, Central Florida Community Action Agency is now facing possible drastic budget cuts from the federal government.

  • Editorial toon for Nov. 4
  • Ask a Lawyer: Do I have to share the road with a bicyclist?

     H.W. of Cedar Key writes: “You’ve been writing about golf carts lately, but I have a beef about another kind of nuisance on the roadways: bicycles. There’s this guy who rides his bicycle about in the middle of the road all the time and I’m tired of it. Isn’t he supposed to get out of MY way, not the other way around? Who has the right-of-way on State Road 24 coming into town…my car or his bike?”

    Dear H. W.: 

  • 6M Floridians willing to donate organs

     Six million Floridians now are reported as registered organ, tissue and eye donors on Florida’s Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.  This news comes as another milestone, more than 100 million registered donors, was reached nationally as of Oct. 11.

  • Donation at Rosewood

        When the Sawgrass Club of Cedar Key heard that the Rosewood Baptist Church was in need of food to help a few families though rough times the members knew they could help.

       It was not much, a few cans here and a couple boxes of cereal there, built into two boxes of food.  SawGrass also donated $50. Representatives of the church said this would help several families.