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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report for Sept. 30

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • Candidate forum draws big crowd

    More than 100 people turned out for the Cedar Key Lions Club Candidates Forum on Tuesday to hear the folks running for local and federal office pledge to be fiscal conservatives dedicated to downsizing government and government spending.
    Lions Club President Dale Register read the two questions the club members devised before opening the questioning to the audience, moderated the event and kept strict track of the time allotment for answers. Candidates were limited to 90 seconds.

  • SHARK NEWS

    Full Speed Ahead for SGA
    By JESSI ROBINSON
    Shark Correspondent

  • Man doesn’t want Levy nuke plant as neighbor Nuclear Regulatory Commission takes public comments

     By CHRIS VAN ORMER

    Special to the Beacon

  • Suwannee River Fair News

    By MARTI SMITH
    Publicity
    The fat steer weigh in will take place Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.  This is the first weigh-in for all market steers participating in the 2011 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale.  An entry form is required and is available online at mysrf.org.  The form must be completed and signed by the exhibitor, parent and FFA advisor/4H leader.  Entry fee is $25.
    Scholarship Application:

  • Fishing: Ready for the red fish

    OK! Holy cow! Our redfishing is good right now.
    It's the fall, the water's cooling a little, the spawners are doing their thing, and me and my customers love it.
    I had few new groups this week which is always good. I fished a really nice couple from out at the Cedar Key RV grounds. They were from Mississippi. First time ever visiting Cedar Key.

  • Ongoing Activities

    Knitting Club: Meets at Kona Joe's every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. on the back deck. All knitters are welcome.

  • League releases guide to amendments on ballot

    The League of Women Voters of Florida is a non-partisan expert resource available to help explain the Amendments to voters.
    With six complex ballot amendments this year, along with some highly contested candidate races with national implications, it is imperative that Floridians understand their votes will have a major impact on our state's future.

  • Manatee Springs turtles strong despite decline of ecosystem, high nitrates

    Turtle populations at Manatee Springs State Park appear to be strong, according to a scientist contracting with the Florida Department of Environmental protection.
    “They’re the easiest of all reptiles to study,” herpetologist Eric Munscher said in a phone interview last week.
    Adults, especially females, tend to use the same areas year after year, he explained.  It creates a higher likelihood of recapturing previously tagged animals.

  • Conservation Corner

    Four of Cedar Key’s lodging establishments, Seahorse Landing, Island Place, Park Place and Faraway Inn, made the time and investment to be certified by Florida’s DEP as a Green Lodging.  This voluntary initiative designates and recognizes lodging establishments that make a commitment to conservation and protection of Florida’s natural resources.  The program consists of environmental guidelines designed for the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to improve environmental performance.