Local News

  • Holiday blessings


    The Cedar Key FFA donated another truckload of fresh vegetables to the Cedar Key Food Pantry.

    The produce was grown in the gardens around the school by FFA members.

  • Tips for avoiding being a victim of a scam

    Lt. Scott Tummond, head of investigations for the Levy Sheriff's Office, said the best advice is for residents to deal with local vendors. “So if a problem arises they can call them back to do it right,” he said.

  • Warnings issued on scams

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner wants homeowners and business owners to be alert to repair and construction scams by fly-by-night work crews that could leave them in worse off than they started. 

  • SR Fair News

    SR Fair holding weigh in

  • Relay for Life News

    The Relay For Life kickoff meeting was Nov. 19, at The Fanning  Springs  Community  Building.  The event had a great turnout of participants eager to start the fundraising process for the fight against cancer.   

  • Having their say

    Cedar Key School held its annual speech contest and these young orators finished at the top of their classes.

    They now move on to countywide competition.

  • Tax collector buying office

    The City of Williston has good news on the business front: The Levy County Tax Collector has purchased an office building in the city and a tourist destination, Blue Grotto, won approval of a land use change that may revitalize it.

  • Freeze, wind warnings

    The National Weather Service at Ruskin has issued the following statements that affect Levy County: 

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the Cedar Key Beacon

    It's the time of year when we sit down and count our blessings — Thanksgiving. 

    We will sit around the table with family and friends and remember for the moment we are the luckiest folks on Earth. Then we will destroy someone's hours (maybe even days) of work in the kitchen in a matter of minutes. 

  • Great Suwannee River Clean-up Saturday

    The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river and the 2013 clean-up.  The last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges and all the volunteers they can muster Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.