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  • AAA honors Levy students as region’s finest

     Two Levy County 5th grade students have been chosen among the Top 3 Safety Patrollers of the Year for the Southeastern U.S. Over 2,000 participate in the AAA Safety Patrol Program yearly. 

    Two local students — Amanda Robinson from Cedar Key was voted 2nd place, and Dnika Appling from Williston Elementary School was chosen as 3rd place — were recognized in ceremonies on June 4. The No. 1 safety patroller was from Jacksonville. 

  • RESTORE meeting is tonight

    The date for the public meeting in Cedar Key to explain funding stemming from the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill was incorrect in last week's Beacon.

    The correct date is tonight, June 13, at 6 p.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center. An incorrect date was supplied to the Beacon. 

  • Cedar Key meeting Thursday on RESTORE Act funding

    A series of public meetings have been scheduled in Levy County to explain funding that could benefit the county arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill. 

  • Shark News for the week of June 6

    Senior Spotlight: Haley Simpson

    By Sarah Bartholemy

  • Commission approves new bar on 1st Street

    By Ashley Thornton

  • Spend the summer at the library

    Each branch of the Levy County Public Library System will have a series of fun, free summer library programs this year. All the programs start at 10 a.m. and will last about an hour. Each program will include a presentation, a craft, a snack and take home goodies. All materials are provided by the library and the programs are open to children of all ages.

  • City commission swears in new leadership

    By Ashley Thornton

  • State official to meet with clammers Thursday in CK

    Clammers who asked for the Levy County Commission's help two weeks ago to halt a state plan for expanding clam leases have not only won the support of the commissioners, but the attention of a state official overseeing the lease proposal.

    Mike Hodges of the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association has announced that Kal Knicherbocker, the director of the state Department of Aquaculture, will be on hand for a meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. at the George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab building on State Road 24. 

  • High tide and storm surge concern for CK residents

    Tropical Storm Andrea, packing 60 mph winds and gusts that go higher, was located at 11 a.m. at 28.2 degrees North and 84.3 degrees West. That's about 110 miles west of Tampa and about the same distance south-southeast of Apalachicola, according to the National Weather Service Advisory. 

    The storm's winds , which extend out 140 miles, are not expected to strengthen further. As it comes ashore later today the winds are expected to weaken. The rains are expected to be 3 to 6 inches in the area.

  • Gulf storm front good, bad for Levy

    A low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico that has brought spotty rains to the area is getting more organized and the National Weather Service at Ruskin has issued several notices of foul weather that will affect Levy County residents for today and the rest of the week.