Local News

  • 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.

  • Officials: E-cigs could up youth nicotine use in Levy

    Although only a suggestion, the Town of Otter Creek has become the latest municipality in Levy County to express support in keeping nicotine products out of the hands, mouths and lungs of area youth.

  • Teachers to get 4% pay raise

    Levy County teachers and staff could have a merry Christmas this year as their Dec. 20 paychecks could include a 4 percent pay raise dating back to the start of the school year and help in paying insurance premiums.

  • Introduction to Oyster Culture Gear and Suppliers Workshop set

    The University of Florida IFAS Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture, is offering an introductory workshop on intensive oyster cultivation.

  • Tornado watch until 10 p.m., freeze warning too

    From the National Weather Service: 

    Tornado Watch 576 remains in effect until 1000 PM EST for the 
    following locations
    . Florida counties included are

    Alachua Baker Bradford  Citrus Columbia Dixie Gilchrist Hamilton Hernando 
    Hillsborough Jefferson Lafayette Levy Madison Manatee Marion Pasco Pinellas 
    Polk Sarasota Sumter Suwannee Taylor Union 

    ... Freeze watch in effect from late Wednesday night through

  • Shark News for the week of November 28

     Junior Class Pie Auction

  • Hunting, fishing - it doesn’t matter as long as it’s quality time

    Hey folks, I hope all is well. There’s a big family week coming up – Turkey Day, which is my favorite holiday if only for the reason that it gets family and friends together without having to buy gifts (ha-ha).


     Above, Dwight Fields, of the American Legion Post No. 236, in Bronson, presents Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones with a plaque Friday, Nov. 15,  for her work in putting together the “Vote in Honor of a Vet” wall at the Levy County Courthouse.

    The wall is meant to inspire area residents to vote and exercise the freedoms American veterans have fought for and protected — and continue to protect — throughout the years.

  • Learning life-saving skills

    Throughout the Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) Firefighter I class, students will complete several drills.

    Pictured  is student Roxanne Skjefte being instructed by Fire Instructor Mark James of the Levy County Fire Academy to pull 150 feet of 1 3/4” charged hose 75 feet.