Today's News

  • The length of daylight reminds us that fall is here

    Although it is officially fall according to the calendar, some of our daytime temperatures are saying “July”. But the length of daylight is definitely reminding us that fall is here.

  • Library closed by mold from Hermine

    It reads like something from a horror novel: The old hotel was dark, as there was no power. It was smothering inside while temperatures outside in the 90s with high humidity. And it smelled like a sewer. The elevator shaft resembled a science esperiment gone awry. And mold was growing up shelves from the floor. This was a dangerous place.

  • SBA offers disaster assistance to residents ffected by Hurricane Hermine

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Cross Country is off to a great start

    Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    The three meets so far have been hosted by Williston Middle High School, St. John’s Lutheran in Ocala, and Yankeetown School.Cedar Key junior Mackenie Kirkbride has been in the top three runners at every meet and the middle school boys won the Yankeetown meet.

  • Why FEMA is not here, yet


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    If you suffered damage when Hurricane Hermine swept by on Sept. 1 and are wondering why FEMA has not shown up to stroke a check it is not going to happen.

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, doers not do things that way any longer. Since 2002 there has been a federal law setting in place a process for obtaining federal aid.

  • Welcome to Cedar Key Mrs. Brooke

    By Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    Mrs. Brooke Smith is the new elementary ESE teacher at Cedar Key School.

    She came to Cedar Key from Chiefland Elementary after teaching there for a year. She has been teaching for 14 years in all since earning her degree from the University of South Florida where she played soccer. Miss Brooke still holds some soccer records at the USF and was formerly a member of the U.S. Olympic soccer team.