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  • Inglis, Yankeetown prepare for expected flooding

    By Mike Wright

    Yankeetown Town Hall had a little bit of redecorating take place Thursday.

  • Prayers for teen in fatal hunting accident

    The Cedar Key community lost its holiday joy on Wednesday morning when word spread that prayers were needed for a family.

    Authorities confirmed that Jacob Solano, 18, a senior at Cedar Key School, died when his gun discharged while he was hog hunting on Black Point Island off Shell Mound.

    The loss is devastating to the school which has only 14 students in the Class of 2017 and Solano was one of four young men in the class. When students, who are on Thanksgiving break,, return to school on Monday, there will be grief counselors available. 

  • Woman’s Club 2017 calendar released

    The Cedar Key Calendar, which has become a tradition in four years, arrives in Cedar Key this week. “This year we have been offered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.

  • Lion-size gift for library's children

    Cedar Key Librarian Molly Jubitz, left, participates in the presentation of a $10,000 check by Larry Masters, Lions District Governo to Sue Wooley, President of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library. The money is part of the Lions Club International's celebration of the civic organization's Centennial.

  • FWC awarded BP spill money

    Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 25 projects in five Gulf states, including four critical conservation projects in Florida. 

  • Oysters given $8.3M to make a comeback

    Special to the Cedar Key Beacon

    In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.

    For residents who depend on the fishing grounds and other coastal resources protected by these reefs, it’s a worrying trend.

  • Special meeting for council

    The Cedar Key City Council will have a special meeting on Tuesday November 15that 6 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center

  • Bleed For Your Team

    By Kevin Mansingh

    Shark Correspondent

    The Blood Drive is coming to Cedar Key and it’s looking for your donations on Friday.

    Anyone can donate as long as you're 17 and older (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and have a photo ID. Every donor will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Student donors can also receive community service credit.

    The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key School from 9 a.m. until noon, then at City Hall from

  • FEMA Center closed for Seafood Festival

     

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    The disaster recovery center in Cedar Key for Hurricane Hermine survivors that is located at the Cedar Key Fire Rescue station 489 First Ave., will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 15, due to the annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

    The other center for Levy County, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, will be open on Saturday.

  • Good News: Levy down from TS Warning to Watch

    Levy County has been dropped from a Tropical Storm Warning to Watch status as of 11:26 Friday morning, good news for residents fearing the effects of Hurricane Matthew as he headed up the East Coast of Florida.

    But, while the news is good, Levy County Emergency Management officials are asking residents to remain indoors due to the effects of the wind and rain, which can cause damage to power lines and trees. 

    The reason for the downgrade is a combination ot two moves by Hurricane Matthew in the last 24 hours: