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Today's News

  • FFA teams return winners from state

    On Friday, April 22, the Cedar Key FFA Chapter had two teams representing our chapters at the State Ornamental Horticulture Contest in Gainesville and we came back winners.

    The high school team consisting of 10th graders Emilie Lavoie-Ingram and Mackenzie Kirkbride won their division with Savory Sweet Parfaits.

  • Shark News for the week of 5-5-16

    CKS Track and Field takes on Regionals

    Alora Beckham

    Shark Correspondent

  • Lions Announce Vision Service Program Enhancements

    Ninety years ago, Helen Keller challenged the Lions Club to take up the cause of the blind. Since 1968 the Lions in Cedar Key have answered that challenge.

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to party

    It may have started slowly on Friday night with the arrival of a few vendors and some residents putting up canopies, but by 6 p.m. Saturday the 2016 Crab Fest in East Williston and Lincoln Heights was in full swing with thousands of people walking along streets in the neighborhood and that is when Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum closed County Road 318 to traffic.

  • Recalled chicken removed from Levy schools

    Levy County schools were notified Wednesday morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Foods of food recalls resulting in the disposal of about 60 cases or 1200 pounds of chicken products from Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.

    A previous recall on April 7 listed only one product, but a secondary press release on April 26 revealed multiple other products had been affected. Over 4.5 million pounds of chicken products are being recalled.

  • Former ag office manager arrested

    The former office manager of the Levy County Extension Office was arrested on April 14 in Marion County and charged with misuse of a county-issued credit card to purchase $7,700 in merchandise for herself.

    But that arrest is not the end of the case as there is an investigation under way by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service program into the finances at the Levy Office that is jointly operated by the county and UF.

    Lacy Shae Harris, 26, of Ocala was booked and released on $30,000 bond.

  • Shark News for the week of 4-28-16

    CK tracksters at District track meet

    Savannah Howard;

    Shark Correspondent

    The Cedar Key School track teams traveled to Oak Hall on Tuesday, April 19, to compete in the district meet.

    The girls team finished 7th place and the boys team placed 8th out of 14 schools attending.

    Annie McCain and Sam Parks were district champions in adaptive shot-put.

    Others placing include:

    Ashlyn Allen, 2nd in shot-put, 4th in high jump;

    Jacob Bishop, 3rd in discuss, 6th in shot-put;

  • Sea cadets recognized for hard work and achievements

    Several cadets of Manatee Division were recognized by local organizations and their commanding officer, Lieutenant Junior Grade Scott Arnold at their April drill.

    The first was League Cadet Nicholas Sikalos, age 12 of Spring Hill, selected as the Manatee Division League Cadet of the Year.

    Throughout the year these younger cadets are evaluated based on their attendance and performance at drills, grades in school, community service and advancement in the program.

  • Old caboose gets moved to new home

    The Levy County Historical Society has turned yet another page in the history of Levy County by purchasing the Atlantic Coast Line caboose located on County Road 326 in Gulf Hammock from a local family.

    After the purchase, Director Toni Collins set about finding out how one moves a caboose from one place to another. The caboose had been located on CR 326 for 14 years. Today it rests on the Gulf Hammock Wild Hog Canoe Race property at U.S. 19/98 and the Waccasassa River.

  • Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens May 7

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters.

    The 2016 season will open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season will open continuously through July 10. Finally, the season will reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This would provide for a 78-day season in Gulf state waters.