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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.

  • Missing plane recovered

    A missing single-engine plane en route to Cedar Key from Brooksville on Feb. 12 was recovered Sunday afternoon, a week after it went missing, approximately seven miles south of Cedar Key.

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, private boating service Sea Tow, and Florida Air Recovery, LLC were searching the waters Sunday during the discovery, near where the body of the pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, was found Tuesday.

  • CK historians present unique program

    Hannah Healey and Dr. John Andrews will be the featured presenters in March and April at the Cedar Key Historical Society Coffee. Both programs start at 10 a.m. in the Community Center.

  • Businesses remain open while Dock Street closed

    Businesses located along Dock Street will remain open while the street is closed to repair hurricane damage beginning Monday, March 13. The Levy County Road Department estimates repairs to be completed within seven business days, however, the length of time could be longer or shorter.

     The road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on each end of Dock Street.

  • Levy escapes worst from Irma

    The worst-case projections for Irma predicted a potential Category 2 – even 3 – barreling through the area, with sustained winds of more than 100 miles per hour, and a storm surge around 15 or 20 feet, leaving parts of Cedar Key and Yankeetown inaccessible for the foreseeable future.

    Thankfully, the county was spared from that scenario.

  • Pirate Invasion postponed indefinitely

    Pirate Invasion postponed indefinitely

    Cedar Key Florida Pirate Invasion Weekend, originally scheduled for Sept. 15 through Sept. 17, has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

    The new date of the festival is yet to be determined.

    Organizers said they put the event on hold due to the extensive power outages around the state as well as shortages in water. They said efforts should be focused on helping those in need around the state, including areas that were particularly hard hit like Jacksonville and St. Augustine, instead of holding the festival.

  • Police struggle to keep traffic moving north ahead of Irma

    By the time Hurricane Irma passed, the city of Chiefland fared well, except for car after car after car, camping trailers, motorhomes and more cars lined up one after another as they fled north from south Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma.

    Friday seemed like a typical day. The weather was nice, sunny, a few fluffy clouds floated through the sky, there was nothing threatening that would explain an impending natural disaster.

  • Mandatory Evacuation for Levy County

    A MANDATORY EVACUATION has been ordered for Levy County residents beginning at 4 p.m. today, September 8, 2017.

  • Levy Emergency Director completes FEMA course

    Levy County Emergency Management Director John MacDonald graduated the FEMA National Emergency Management Advanced Academy Aug. 18 after completing 160 hours of course study. The academy is one of the most demanding programs FEMA offers and includes "Best Practices" in leadership, preparedness and response to disasters.

  • Cedar Key to Participate in World’s Largest Ocean Trash Cleanup

    Note: This event was NOT cancelled because of Hurricane Irma.

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    The City of Cedar Key is organizing a coastal cleanup as part of Ocean Conservancy’s 32nd International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world's largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from our beaches, waterways, lakes, rivers and parks.

    Cedar Key joins hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide to combat marine debris during ICC.

    The cleanup takes place Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to the Cedar Key City Marina for check-in as early as 7:30 a.m.