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Today's News

  • Cedar Key airport runway gets mowed

    Plans for the George T. Lewis Airport, a.k.a. Cedar Key airport, call for the runway to be paved in concrete. But that plan will have to wait.

    The state Department of Transportation has agreed the asphalt runway needs to be replaced with a longer lasting concrete one.

    But, the bridges on Gulf Boulevard at Lewis Pass and Daughtry Bayou will have to be replaced to carry the heavy truck loads of cement. Plans by the state DOT call for work to begin in 2016-2017.

  • Eagle Scout award

    Patrick H. Hathcox Jr. Was awarded Eagle Scout on August 1st at Manatee Springs State Park. 

  • Gone Fishing

    Fishing in Cedar Key is a good way to spend the summer.

    These fishermen gear up to cast their lines off the pier.

  • Keep up your guard for West Nile virus

    By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    While Florida has never experienced a serious West Nile virus epidemic, UF/IFAS scientists caution the public to remain vigilant about this dangerous mosquito-borne illness.

  • Unwanted and lost animals crushing shelter

    Levy County’s human population was 40,801 in 2010 according to the U.S. Census. And while no census is taken of our pets, according to a calculator on the American Veterinary Association website, that means an estimated 5,728 households own 9,165 dogs and 4,771 households own 10,012 cats.

  • State health secretary to visit CK today

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com

    The state's top doc, state Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong, is visiting Cedar Key today (Thursday, Sept. 3) to visit Cedar Key School and learn from students how their garden feeds students and the community and helps contribute to a healthier community.

    Armstrong will be at the Cedar Key School at 951 Whiddon Ave., at 1 p.m.

  • Two opportunities to take a Bowhunter Education course in September

    Florida bowhunters will have two opportunities to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in September.

    The first course will take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5, in Inverness during the Bowhunter Jamboree and begins at 8:30 a.m. The second class will be hosted by the Easton Newberry Sports Complex, at 24880 N.W. 16th Avenue in Newberry, on Sept. 12 beginning at 8 a.m.

  • A reminder about new deer hunting regulations

    Ten new Deer Management Units (DMUs) were established in hunting zones A, B and C, each with their own unique set of antler regulations and private land antlerless deer harvest days. Similar changes were approved last year for northwest Florida’s two DMUs in Zone D.

    These new antler regulations are for all lands - private, public and wildlife management areas - so it’s important to identify which DMU you're hunting and learn about its antler regulations and private land antlerless deer harvest days.

  • Snapper season reopening

    The fall Florida state waters red snapper season is reopening soon.

    Earlier this year, the state season went from May 23 to July 12 and federal waters were open from June 1-10.

    The fall season will open for all of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of September and all of October, with the last day of harvest on Nov. 1.

  • Near-world-record Suwannee bass caught

    By Bob Wattendorf

    Fishbusters

    Ferrol “Roscoe” Holley, Jr. (52) from Telogia had the honor of releasing a near-world-record Suwannee bass into the 9,200-gallon aquarium at Bass Pro Shops’ Tallahassee store. On June 26, Holley caught the Suwannee bass while fishing with his new Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier rod/reel combo on the Ochlockonee River. The fish initially hung up on a snag. When he saw it, Holley knew it was a huge Suwannee and not a more common largemouth bass.