Local News

  • Four FFA teams head to state competition

    The Cedar Key FFA chapter competed in the Area II Ornamental Horticulture CDE’s last week – and once again brought home some impressive hardware.
    The smallest school in the state just doesn’t let its size keep them from dominating certain FFA events, said Cedar Key advisor Denny Voyles.
     In the five areas of the contest, Area II (which stretches from Citrus County to Jacksonville and west to Madison), 66 teams competed for the chance to go on to the state finals.

  • Smoke warning issued for SR24, CR345

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring SR 24 and CR 345 near Rosewood, between Otter Creek and Cedar Key, in Levy County, for smoke/fog visibility issues resulting from a 160 acre prescribed burn.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in these areas. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • “Moe” turns 80

    Charles “Moe” Beckham turned 80 years young on March 4.

    Mr. Moe was surprised by his family with breakfast at Ada Blue Cafe.

    He was also featured on TV 20’s birthday segment.

    His family is treating Mr. Moe to a trip to Biloxi, Miss. for some relaxation and fun gambling.

  • Paddling to the ‘Big W’

    Federal land agencies across the country are celebrating “W50”, the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed into law Sep. 3, 1964, as the result of a long fought effort to formally designate federal lands as wilderness.

  • SHARK NEWS for March 13

    Spring Break is just around the corner

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 13

     Month of March

  • Patience pays off

    This pelican and fisherman were spotted on the Cedar Key fishing dock this past weekend. The pelican patiently waited until the fisherman reeled in a bait fish, which was tossed aside for the pelican. 

    Despite a brisk breeze, the dock was filled with people fishing.

  • The year the festival got too big

    By Mary Stone and Bev Ringenberg

  • Library has jam packed programs tonight through Saturday

    The Cedar Key Library has several events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday:

    Tonight:  "From the Salt Marshes of the Gulf of Mexico to the Way of St. James in Spain: Living with the Characters in our Novels"

  • Bluegrass festival gets commission’s blessing

    A bluegrass festival that has been held in Levy County for 28 years got the County Commission's blessing for a conditional use permit for the 40 acres that will eliminate the need to keep coming back twice a year for a festival permit.