Local News

  • Cedar Key to be highlighted at Hidden Coast Paddling Festival

    The Hidden Coast Paddling Festival has gotten to be such a celebrated event on the Gulf Coast –  paddlers have already been registering for the October festival.  After the town of Suwannee made a smashing success of the 2012 Hidden Coast Paddling Festival everyone wants in.  

  • ‘Tis the season - to be wary

    Recent rain and the mosquitoes it will inevitably help breed is prompting area officials to remind people to take precautions this summer.

  • County’s finances get good report

    Martha Garcia-Baker got Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting off to a good start delivering her audit of their finances and praising the commission for taking the steps to keep the county on solid financial footing. 

  • Future scientists visit Seahorse Key

    A group of seriously-interested science students from the Black Rock Forest Consortium of Cornwall, N.Y. spent a week at the Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory recently.

  • Levy County school grades released by state

    Grades for 2013 for Levy County elementary and stand alone middle schools were released on Friday.

    But combination schools like Bronson Middle/High School and the county's stand alone high schools, including Cedar Key High School, Chiefland High School and Williston High School, are waiting on their grades.

    The results: 

    • Chiefland — the Middle School moved from an A grade in 2012 to a B in 2013, while the elementary school went from a C in 2012 to a D in 2013;

  • Aquaculture sales top $69 million in 2012

    Tallahassee – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services announced the 2012 Florida aquaculture survey showed $69 million in aquaculture sales in the state last year.

  • New Director of Aquaculture named

    Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced that Kal Knickerbocker has accepted the position of Director of Aquaculture at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

  • Clear water makes for good sights

    Hey everyone, I want to start by saying, “ Stop doing the rain dance!”

  • Hand(s) full

    These three brothers from Jacksonville fished with Captain Voyles in Cedar Key recently and landed this 61-inch king mackerel in just 12 feet of water near Seahorse Key.

    The fish had a 21-inch girth and took 25 minutes to subdue. They also caught several blacktip sharks in the 3-5 foot range. The boys said they plan to return to Cedar Key for more fantastic inshore fishing.


    Overall, Cedar Key School’s FFA Chapter earned trophies in nine contests this year – not too shabby for the smallest public school in Florida. Only the top five teams in the state in each contest are invited to be on stage during the awards ceremony. There are about 16,000 FFA members statewide.

       Denny Voyles is the FFA advisor for both chapters (middle and high).

       “I am so proud of the accomplishments of our FFA chapters here at Cedar Key. We all work very hard to earn these awards,” Voyles said.