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  • 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.

  • Levy, coastal waters included in storm outlook

    A hazardous weather outlook issued Tuesday for Southwest and Central Florida, includes Levy County , the Suwannee River and coastal waters. The outlook was issued by the National Weather Service in Ruskin.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 23

    Month of May

  • State gives $3M for spings projects

    The state has set aside $3 million for projects aimed at improving the health of springs within the Suwannee River Water Management District’s 15-county boundary, according to state officials.

  • Wild Hog best yet for LARC

    Levy ARC Director Betty Walker was all smiles last week, standing with a group of people in LARC’s cafeteria in front of dozens of men and women who receive services from the organization that, since the 1970s, has strived to make a difference in the lives of the intellectually and developmentally disabled in the Tri-County area.

  • CKMS FFA takes home the (state) hardware

     The Cedar Key Middle School sent three teams to state finals in Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration and brought home a state championship, a second and a fifth place finish.

  • Cleanup Day to get hand from county

    Cedar Key residents will need to show their re-entry pass to participate in the May 30 citywide hazardous waste collection.

  • Memorial Day Ceremony

    Informal plans for a Memorial Day ceremony in Cedar Key have been announced by local veterans representative Ivan Chubb. 

    Chubb, who is also a minister, said he will be at Cedar Key Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, to offer prayers in memory of those who have given their lives for their country. "Anyone is welcome to come out and I will pray with them, Chubb said. 

    He said there will not be a Marine Corps League color guard for the occasion.