Local News

  • Despite the rain, the redfish are still biting

    Hey everyone, hope all is well in the Key. Rain, rain, rain. That’s the big topic of discussion as of the last month or so. I know that too much rain is possible. And, well, I don’t think we are actually to that point but I’m pretty sure that as far as our saltwater health aspect goes, we aren’t far from too much.

    The farmers, well, they have had lots of prayers answered this year. All those rain dance parties paid off.

  • Inglis political forum draws crowd

    It was standing room only and some were standing outside the door when 24 candidates and their representatives turned out for a forum with one of the strictest speaking limits in the county. 

    The gathering hosted by the Inglis Recreation Advisory Board Activities Committee called for candidates to have only one minute to speak at the podium and that was strictly enforced by two timekeepers and the moderator.

  • Internet provider Main Street shuts down; Broadband Authority assists customers

    LAKE CITY — On Wednesday, Aug. 1, North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) was informed one of the authority’s retail providers, Main Street Broadband, would immediately cease service to their 80,000 customers in Georgia and Florida. 

  • Returning to the polls or a first time voter - come prepared

    Florida law requires photo and signature ID in order to vote. Examples of acceptable photo and signature identification: 

    n Florida Drivers License 

    n Florida ID 

    n Passport 

    n Military ID 

    n Student ID

    n Debit/Credit Card

    n Retirement Center ID

    n Neighborhood Association ID

  • County dashes water on fire workshop

    The Chiefland and Cedar Key commissions’ suggestions that the Levy County Commission hold a public workshop on fire operations is unanimously tabled until those officials first talk with County Fire Chief David Knowles. 

    “Allow him the opportunity to sit down with you,” Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3) told Norm Fugate, Chiefland and Cedar Key city attorney, and Chiefland Vice Mayor Teresa Barron. 

  • Children enjoy Discovery Day Camp

    Recently, kids who love the outdoors joined the Refuge Ranger for Discovery Day Camp at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.  Local children as well as visitors from Orlando joined in the free fun.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 9




    2nd Saturday concert

    Withlacoochee Area Residents Inc. will present the third of its 2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series. 

    Rod Sillars will take the stage at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club at 7 p.m. Rod's smooth voice and intricate musical style ranges from the classics of Seeger and Dylan, with some upbeat ditties.

  • Improvements under way

    The No. 4 Channel bridge over Havens Creek in Levy County is being repaired and cathodic protection (a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface) is added. Pictured, Pedro Diaz and John Moody of Moody’s Electric, Inc., do work for Pneumatic Concrete Company, Inc., who have until the Spring of 2013 to complete the work for the FDOT at a cost of $951,626.



  • Water now safe to drink

    Residents were able to turn on the taps after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, and drink to their satisfaction as the the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District was given approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow human consumption of the District’s water supply.

    According to the District's website the new reverse osmosis units are manually on-line and in the past week the final commissioning, training, testing and final adjusting of the equipment has been taking place.

  • Mary Ann Delaino’s name will carry on

    Mary Ann Delaino, 94, beloved citizen of Cedar Key, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

    Having touched the lives of many, she was born in Madison, on Nov. 11, 1917. She graduated from Florida State College for Women in 1937. She later received her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Florida.