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Today's News

  • Eagle Scout award

    Patrick H. Hathcox Jr. Was awarded Eagle Scout on August 1st at Manatee Springs State Park. 

  • Don't forget to stay hydrated on the water

    Hello fellow island and fishing folks. Today we are gonna talk about some serious situation that can and may happen while fishing in the summer in Cedar key or any other body of water.

    As I started my trip at daylight last Saturday it was super hot as I started gathering bait I started to sweat immediately. There was no wind at all and which caused my skin to leak ALOT!

  • Keep up your guard for West Nile virus

    By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    While Florida has never experienced a serious West Nile virus epidemic, UF/IFAS scientists caution the public to remain vigilant about this dangerous mosquito-borne illness.

  • Cedar Key Welcome Center cuts hours

    The Greater Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Welcome Center will now be open fewer days.

    The new Welcome Center hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center will be closed on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    Leslie Valen, chamber executive director, said in the notice, “We may resume more days open once the busy season gets going.”  

  • CFEC declares ‘dividend’ for members

    For the first time since the recession hit in 2008, Central Florida Electric Cooperative will be paying its member owners Capital Credits for the year 1987. Basically, the money represents the net margin — difference between the cost of operating the system and debt payments and revenues it has collected.

  • Gone Fishing

    Fishing in Cedar Key is a good way to spend the summer.

    These fishermen gear up to cast their lines off the pier.

  • CFEC declares ‘dividend’ for members

    For the first time since the recession hit in 2008, Central Florida Electric Cooperative will be paying its member owners Capital Credits for the year 1987. Basically, the money represents the net margin — difference between the cost of operating the system and debt payments and revenues it has collected.

  • Unwanted and lost animals crushing shelter

    Levy County’s human population was 40,801 in 2010 according to the U.S. Census. And while no census is taken of our pets, according to a calculator on the American Veterinary Association website, that means an estimated 5,728 households own 9,165 dogs and 4,771 households own 10,012 cats.

  • Putnam promotes back-to-school food app

    TALLAHASSEE— Meeting children’s dietary needs is a key component in helping them achieve academic success, and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages students and parents to download the Nutrislice app.

    The app, which was launched in Florida in 2013, provides detailed information by specific school on the food choices available, so families can plan their students’ meals and protect them from any food allergies they may have by helping guide their decisions in the cafeteria.

  • Be on lookout for “living Caution Signs”

    Summer comes to an end on Monday, Aug. 24, when Levy County students head back to the classroom and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is promoting its Child Safety Awareness Month. The theme of this year's campaign is “Every Child is a Human Caution Sign.”