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Today's News

  • Today in Levy History: Two moonshine stills destroyed in Levy County

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    In December 1955, a local newspaper carried a news article about two moonshine stills in Levy County being destroyed by state and federal agents of the Beverage Department.
    One of the stills was located about two miles east of Inglis on County Road 40. It consisted of eight barrels, a 100-gallon pot and was capable of producing 16 five-gallon jugs a week. One International one-ton truck was confiscated.

  • Man dies during fishing trip

    By RYAN T. BUTLER

    Staff Writer

    The body of a man who died while fishing southeast Snake Key was recovered today.

    Charles T. Fletcher, 79 or Gainesville, was fishing with a friend Friday morning when he stood, lost his balance and fell out of the boat. Fletcher, who was wearing a life vest at the time, was unconscious when his body was recovered.

  • Trickling river doesn’t keep boat racers away

    John Edwards, clad in Spandex shorts and a torn T-shirt adorned with an airbrushed hog in a canoe, smiled as he paddled down the tea-colored waters of the Waccasassa River, effortlessly hefting his thin frame over the fallen log at the end of the race he’s competed in for 34 years.
    “It’s a fun race to do,” the St. Petersburg resident said after coming in first Saturday in the Experienced Class division of the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race in Otter Creek.

  • Fishin' Report: Weather is fine and fish are biting

    Hey everyone, sorry I was out last week, but we had big news to cover with the Florida Insider Fishing Report being in town. Rick and those guys do a great job and it was a honor having them.
    It’s also been a honor to have much more calm days as the last few weeks have been very nice. It’s been awhile since ya heard that description for our weather.

  • Shark News for May 3

    Students rush to defeat end of course exams

    Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent

    Today, Cedar Key High School biology students will be taking the Biology End of Course Exam. The students have been cramming for the past two weeks with the help of Mr. Powers, the science teacher at CKS.

  • Where’s Bo? A happy/sad story that explains his whereabouts

    Story Submitted by Island Arts
    If you’ve visited Island Arts across from the Post Office on Second Street in the past two weeks you’ve probably asked “Where’s Bo?”  If you don’t know who Bo is, then let me tell you, you missed meeting the coolest shop cat in Cedar Key.  

  • DeHaven announces intent to seek school board seat

    My name is Marissa (Haldeman) DeHaven and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.  I am a life-long resident of Levy County. I reside in Cedar Key with my husband, Mark, and our four children; Micah, 5, and Maya, Max and Marina, our two-year-old triplets.

  • An oath to serve

    Robby McCabe of Cedar Key takes the Oath of Enlistment for the U.S. Air Force Reserve on Saturday, April 28, on the second floor porch of the Cedar Key Library overlooking the arts festival. McCabe is entering the Delayed Enlistment Program and is scheduled to attend Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, Texas in September.

  • Unmanned drone flights put off

    Plans to launch drones from Cedar Key’s George T. Lewis Airport this spring to gather data on 945,000 acres of seagrass beds have been put on hold until the fall.
    Levy County officials have been notified by Dr. Paul R. Carlson Jr. of Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute that NASA is not able to support the unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, being deployed to Cedar Key.
    Carlson, in an email to county officials, said, “NASA was forced to cancel their contract with the company providing the instrument payload for the UAVs.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 3

    Friday

     Young Authors’ Conference
    The 23rd Island City Young Authors’ Conference will  take place at Cedar Key School on May 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m..  Michigan writer Lisa Wheeler will  be visiting. Wheeler has written many children’s books, including “Ugly  Pie”, “One Dark Night” and “Sailor Moo”.  During her workshop, she will share her  love of writing and the process of publishing a book.