Local News

  • Citizen scientists collect data

    Betty and Joe Chambers volunteer in the Citizen Science Inititative tagging horseshoe crabs under the pavilion at the city park.

  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M

    After years of disappointment and governors' vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

  • Horseshoe Crab Citizen Scientists take to the beaches of Cedar Key

    By Maria Sgambati and Tiffany Black  

    If you were walking around Cedar Key March 10, 11, or 12 around mid-afternoon you might have noticed groups of people wandering along the beaches with white buckets. Given the popularity of fishing, this might not be an unusual sight except that what was in the white bucket was not fish but horseshoe crabs.

  • Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    A new red drum stock assessment is complete and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for input from anglers about their experiences with the red drum fishery. We want to know how you think the fishery is doing and what you think of the current bag limits.

    Visit MyFWC.com/RedDrum2016 to learn more about red drum and take a short survey.

  • Get hooked on fishing in Cedar Key

    Anglers try their luck as they cast their lines off the pier in Cedar Key.

  • First annual Cedar Key Open raises $2,250

    It all started because of two men with thoughts of gathering a few teams to play some golf.

    Joe Chambers of upstate New York and Bob Piscura of Virginia, who spend part of the year in Cedar Key, decided to have a golf tournament and named the Cedar Key Public Library as this year's beneficiary.

    "We've been surprised of the phenomenal support," Chambers said.

    They expected six or seven teams would participate and the next thing they knew, they had 18 teams of four with a waiting list.

  • Free Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, some experience necessary. Instructor assisted on Fridays when possible.


    9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesdays – Cedar Key Library. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs, Instructor assisted when possible.


    3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays – Cedar Key Library. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) and Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) with instructor.


  • Baxley drops out of race for Dean's seat

    State Rep. Dennis Baxley, who just one year ago announced he would seek the State Senate District 5 seat held Charlie Dean, said last week he will instead seek the District 12 seat.

    Baxley, who campaigned heavily in Levy County to succeed Dean who is being forced to retire by term limits, said the suit that forced the redrawing of Senate districts “has shifted my plans for the Florida Senate.”

  • Man gets probation in senior's death

    A man charged in the death of Helen Bishop, 96, on July 10, 2014, has been given five years probation and the judge withheld adjudication of his guilt.

    Michael Hancock, a deputy city clerk for Cedar Key, was arrested Oct. 30, 2014, on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person and given a $5 million bond by Levy County Judge James Browning. In a later hearing, Hancock was released on his own recognizance but with terms that dictated his activities and curfews.

  • Patchouli concert on Friday

    Patchouli, sponsored by Friends of the Cedar Key Library, are giving a free concert in Cedar Key at the Community Center on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

     Refreshments will be served prior to the event and a short annual meeting for the Friends of the Library will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    Master guitarist, Bruce Hecksel and Julie Patchouli, whose crystal pure voice and dynamic percussive guitar sparkle. Patchoul's sound has been described as "the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gypsy Kings."