Local News

  • Tropical Storm Debby brings coastal flood warning

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Composting facility: A sustainable model

    What exactly does sustainable mean? A definition of sustainable is:  capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. It encompasses the concept of stewardship and responsible management of resources.

  • County wants help with time capsule

    Levy County Library Director Lisa Brasher unveiled at Tuesday’s Levy County Commission meeting a large stainless steel time capsule, one of 67 that the state is sending out to the counties asking the communities to decide what to put in them, where to place them and a future date to open them.
    Brasher asked the commissioners what they wanted to do and they had several observations and comments.
    “This is a government entity that sent this out a year ahead of time?” Commissioner Chad Johnson of Chiefland (R-District 2) asked incredulously.

  • LARC vs. political candidates softball challenge

    You see their names all over Levy County, but do you know the faces of the many people who are running for political office?
    The Levy Association for Retarded Citizens has planned a showcase for the candidates to introduce themselves at an invitational softball challenge.
    The LARC softball team has invited all candidates running for political office to a face-off two-inning softball game. A second game will be played by two teams made up of political candidates picked at random to play against each other in a three-inning face off.

  • 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: