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Today's News

  • Bronson scores $2.9 M for sewer

    Bronson officials were all smiles last week in front of Town Hall where they received a ceremonial check commemorating federal dollars that will go toward funding the expansion of the town's sewer system.
    "We take pride in it. We love to service these small communities," said Richard Machek, state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency, shortly before signing a poster-sized check for $2, 865, 600.

  • Bronson to rename park

    Bronson town council members voted unanimously Monday night to rename the town's sports complex in honor of a man they say gave his life to make Bronson a better place to live.
    James Harry  Cobb was only 46 last August when he died while at work for the town, a place he had worked for 16 years.
    Council Member Berlon Weeks, in a non-agendad discussion, made the motion.

  • 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.

  • A walk through history

     

  • 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.: