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  • Teen critical after accident

    A 17-year-old is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident Monday shortly after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 at Northwest 135th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Trevor D. Hill, 17, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after he lost control of his 2003 Ford Escape while southbound on U.S. 19 during heavy rain, overcorrected and the SUV started to rotate.

  • TS Colin: Damage assessments begin

     

    ****LEVY COUNTY POST STORM UPDATE****

  • Push is on to restore voting rights to 1.5M Floridians

    ORLANDO - More than one in 10 Floridians and nearly a quarter of African-Americans in Florida will be shut out of the polls in November because of past mistakes ― but civil rights activists say they hope to change that.



    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation in the House ― HR 5352 ― that would restore voting rights to people after leaving prison, with the exception of those convicted of murder, manslaughter or sex crimes.

  • Gag order has been lifted

    The long awaited grouper opener has arrived, and both gag and red grouper may be harvested again. Be advised that as of June 1st gag grouper in the gulf must be at least 24 inches long to keep. From what I understand the state wanted the gag grouper size limit to be the same on both coasts. Red grouper are still at 20 inches however. The grouper limit is four in aggregate, not more than two can be gags. Same for reds.

    Inshore the water is heating up and trout limits are less common than just a few weeks ago.

  • Cedar Key Community Give-Back program

    Seahorse Key has felt the support of the Cedar Key community very strongly and this is part of our way of giving back.  We have already begun offering annual free day trips for the Cedar Key historical society and this year will add the Lions Club, the Women’s club and the City Hall staff and Council (to be planned)

    Island Biology – A 10-day field course with SKML Associate Director Dr. Coleman Sheehy will be held at a later date.

  • Watermelon Festival Schedule

    Please plan on attending the 62nd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival to be held in historic downtown Chiefland centered at the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park, on Saturday, June 4. This will be a wonderful day of family, fun and fanfare. We will have scores of vendors offering crafts, food and information. There will be a parade featuring businesses, organizations and even Watermelon Pageant winners from our local Tri-County community of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.

    All events are scheduled to take place in the Chiefland Train Depot park unless otherwise noted.

  • Levy County STEM initiative and Sharks at Seahorse Programs

    The UF Seahorse Key Marine Lab is partnering with the Levy County Public Schools to offer discounted programs for Levy County schools and free programs to the Cedar Key School.  Several classes have already visited.

    On June 2-3 – Bronson Middle-High School – Stacy Drummond teacher

    On June 13 – Cedar Key school professional Development day at Seahorse Key – teachers from Cedar Key school out to seahorse for training 

  • Open House at Seahorse Key

    After taking a four-month hiatus to allow for the bird nesting season on Seahorse Key, the island and its lighthouse will be open to visitors on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Access to the island and its beaches has been restricted since March 1 of this year, as it is annually, to protect against any interruption to the breeding and nesting activities of the rookery.

    Visitors will have to use private boats, kayaks or canoes or tour boats from Cedar Key to reach the island that is a refuge for wildlife.

  • School events this week

    The school year is winding down and the number of events at Cedar Key School are picking up. Here's a few to mark on your calendar:

    • Thursday, June 2, 9 a.m., kindergarten graduation, auditorium

    • Friday, June 3, 9 a,m., middle school awards, auditorium

    • Friday, June 3, 10:30 a.m., high school awards, auditorium

    • Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m., high school graduation, school gym

    • Tuesday, June 7, 9 a.m., elementary awards, auditorium.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2016

    A new tradition arose this year as the senior class took a walk around the campus in their cap and gowns.

    The seniors walked into the elementary building which erupted with applause and cheering. The walk around campus brings excitement to the seniors as well as the underclassman.