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Today's News

  • Spaghetti dinner Thursday at school

    By John Pelham

    Shark Correspondent    

    Cedar Key School’s Student Government Association will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday evening.

    The dinner will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the CKS auditorium. It will include spaghetti, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert for $5 per person.

  • Bleed For Your Team

    By Kevin Mansingh

    Shark Correspondent

    The Blood Drive is coming to Cedar Key and it’s looking for your donations on Friday.

    Anyone can donate as long as you're 17 and older (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and have a photo ID. Every donor will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Student donors can also receive community service credit.

    The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key School from 9 a.m. until noon, then at City Hall from

  • Voter registration deadline Tuesday, Oct. 18

    The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 421 S Court. St., in Bronson.

    The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    The original deadline to register was one week ago, Oct. 11, and Supervisor Tammy Jones had extended hours that day to accommodate those who work out of the county, but she will not be doing it on Tuesday due to last week's low response.

  • FEMA Center closed for Seafood Festival

     

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    The disaster recovery center in Cedar Key for Hurricane Hermine survivors that is located at the Cedar Key Fire Rescue station 489 First Ave., will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 15, due to the annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

    The other center for Levy County, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, will be open on Saturday.

  • Sharks find a cool way to beat the heat

    By Annie McCain and John Pelham

    Shark Correspondents

    The Beat The Heat fundraiser on Friday, Sept. the 30th was a big success; it made around $280. The proceeds went to ELP, the softball teams, and the senior class.

    To participate, students could either by a popsicle for $1 or buy a popsicle and a water balloon for $5. Students would later throw the water balloon at one of two designated targets, Tevin Mills for elementary students, and Kim Bishop for middle school students.

  • Seafood Festival marks CK's comeback

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Hurricane Hermine cannot stop a determined Cedar Key Lions Club, so just over a month since the storm sent water flooding over the island the Lions are prepared to welcome their usual crowds for the club's 47th Annual Seafood Festival.

    The festival is Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be booths with seafood that support the island's non-profit groups, free music in the City Park.

  • Good News: Levy down from TS Warning to Watch

    Levy County has been dropped from a Tropical Storm Warning to Watch status as of 11:26 Friday morning, good news for residents fearing the effects of Hurricane Matthew as he headed up the East Coast of Florida.

    But, while the news is good, Levy County Emergency Management officials are asking residents to remain indoors due to the effects of the wind and rain, which can cause damage to power lines and trees. 

    The reason for the downgrade is a combination ot two moves by Hurricane Matthew in the last 24 hours:

  • 4 p.m. Update: Out of gas, again

    Levy County Emergency Management is reminding all residents to be sure that they are prepared for the effects of Hurricane Matthew as it travels up Florida's Atlantic Coast.

    But that could be difficult as gas stations in Williston and Bronson were reported to be out of fuel by 4 p.m. Thursday and Chiefland was being surveyed for supplies by emergency management officials. Trucks to refuel the stations are expected to deliver soon.

  • 11 a.m. Matthew Update: More closings announced

    Here's the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management Department:

    • Levy County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and the county can expect 30 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. But if Hurricane Matthew moves any more to the west, residents need to be prepared for higher winds. This storm's path could change at the last minute.

    • This is not expected to be a rainfall event. 

    • Shelters are not being opened at this time. 

  • School closed Friday; storm update after 11 a.m.

    Here is the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management and the next update will come at 11 a.m. after a briefing:

    "There is notmuch change in the track (of Hurricane Matthew) and we expected that, said David Peaton, assistant director at LCEM. 

    He said the Levy County School Board will close schools on Friday. "So those are the biggest changes. The shelter is not up, evacuations are not ordered."