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Today's News

  • Wild Hog Canoe Race Saturday

    The 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race is all geared up for another year of wild and family fun times.

    The event will take place on Saturday, April 23 with proceeds benefiting the non-profit agency - ARC of Levy County.

    “It does a bunch for our organization,” ARC of Levy County Director Betty Walker said. It keeps their doors open and helps with operational expenses.

    “They work really hard at it too. We appreciate all they do,” she said.

  • Community calendar for the week of 4-21-16

    Today, April 21

    Branford Camera Club meeting notice

    The camera club's regular monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.  The meeting will be held at Hatch Park Community Center, located at 403 S.E. Craven St., Branford.

  • Weeks running for Levy County Commission District 1

    My name is Berlon Weeks and I would like to ask you for your vote for Levy County Commission, District 1.

    I am the son of Tony and Faith Weeks and I am married to Donna Weeks of Bronson. We have four children - Austin, Darren, Haley and Kasey Weeks. I have owned and operated Weeks Bail Bonds since 2000 and I also managed Tony’s Jiffy for 10 years from 1997 to 2007.

  • County will take dredge spoil

    The City of Cedar Key will get a helping hand from Levy County with its clogged city marina boat channel, after all.

    Earlier this year, Mayor Heath Davis asked the county to provide help in removing material that was blocking the channel, but the county deferred taking any action, instead sending a letter to the state Department of Transportation seeking their advice. The move was prompted by DOT's plans to replace the C Street/Dock Street bridge over the channel.

  • CK water series turns to industry

    Week Three of the celebration of all things water in Cedar Key turns its attention to the industries connected to the water surrounding the islands.

    Shellfish aquaculture is an important water- based industry in Cedar Key supporting over 150 small businesses with an economic impact of $34 million.

    The production and harvest of hard clams and oysters require clean waters.

    In turn, shellfish are good for the environment providing valuable ecosystem services, the value of which has recently been quantified.

  • Enjoying time on the beach

    The beach in Cedar Key is a great place to relax and play.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 4-14-16

    I don't know about you, but I have had all of the windy days I can stand. Once again, last week was so windy we could only fish a couple of days. I imagine we will want some of this wind in July and August when the dog days take your breath away.

  • The comeback of the chicken

    Chickens have been domesticated for thousands of years all over our planet. At one time, just about every farm and many city residences had chickens.

    Then starting in the 50's, small towns and cities wanted to have a more progressive image so they banned all livestock and mistakenly lumped chickens in with pigs, cattle, horses and sheep.

  • "Wear it Florida" Life jackets save lives

    As boating season in Florida gets underway, boaters can choose to have fun and be safe on Florida’s waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and you can help. As a boater, the FWC encourages you to download and link to the video “Life Jackets” for use on your social media channels and websites.

  • County Commission race closes for primary

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    The race for Levy County Commission District 1 took a turn recently as a candidate with no party affiliation noticed his candidacy and as a result “closed” the Republican (GOP) primary for that spot.

    Under the rules, if candidates for office in a race are all from the same party the party primary race is a “universal primary” open to all voters. But if someone from another party, or someone with no party affiliation enters a race, then only that party's members can vote in the primary.