Local News

  • McCain named Outdoorsman of the Year

  • Group kayak and picnic event set for June 30

    The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will hold a group paddle and picnic in Cedar Key. All are welcome.
    Bring your own kayak or rent one in town. Bring a lunch and we will gather after the paddle at the Cedar Key Park to eat together.

  • ‘Speak Up’ for Florida’s waters is Saturday

    The Florida Conservation Coalition and St. Johns Riverkeeper (a FCC Charter Member) invite the public to an important call to action on Saturday, June 23, at Silver River State Park.  Please, plan to attend and help spread the word.

  • CEDAR KEY FFA ‘Making an impact’

    The Cedar Key FFA chapter has been awarded $2,500 as part of the inaugural FFA: Food For All program.
    The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to help support year-long-service-learning projects focused on developing and implementing sustainable hunger relief projects.
    The Cedar Key FFA chapter has been helping to fight hunger in several ways. First, the chapter raised food fish in a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) and at the end of the school year, filleted the fish and donated them to the Cedar Key food pantry.

  • Fowlers Bluff water being trucked to Cedar Key

    Officials, in light of salt-contaminated water in Cedar Key, say they're working hard to get potable water to the island.
    David Beach, Cedar Key Water and Sewer District chair, said about 1,200 gallons of bottled water, from local agencies and the Nestle` Waters company was handed out Wednesday. That supply, located at the Cedar Key Fire Department, will continue to be given away until Friday, when a plan for securely dispensing water from temporary storage tanks will come in to play, Beach said in a phone interview on Wednesday.

  • Bottled water distribution 2-4 p.m.

    From the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District:

  • Cedar Key residents line up for water

    The almost 800 residents of this island town lined up Wednesday afternoon to receive a daily ration of 2 gallons per person of drinking water after the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District announced that saltwater intrusion of all three city wells had rendered tap water undrinkable.
    The situation — which the water board first became aware of on May 28 — was announced publicly Tuesday in an afternoon emergency water board meeting and later at a regular City Commission meeting. 

  • City Commission agenda for Tuesday

    City Meeting Agenda 6-19-12


  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday



    June 19, 2012



    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag




    9:00 a.m. - Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

  • Road closure at refuge starts Sunday

    Half of the Nature Drive at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to traffic for two weeks, starting Sunday, June 17.

    The South Entrance will be accessible all the way to Pond 6, but no traffic may enter the North Entrance. 

    Road repairs require the road to be closed for the safety of our visitors.