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Today's News

  • CK Chamber rounding up booty for annual auction

    Fifty-seven items have been donated to the Greater Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce's annual Labor Day weekend auction and sponsors have until today, Aug. 2, to donate and sign on.
    This year's event has a pirate theme and participants are asked to dress appropriate to the occasion. Businesses are asked to adopt the pirate theme for the weekend by dressing up and decorating their business.

  • Fowlers Bluff Fire now operated by county

    Fowlers Bluff residents can now feel more secure about fire rescue services in their area, according to county and community officials.
    Monday was the first official day of operation for the Levy County Fire Station No. 4, said Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles in a public meeting Monday at Fowlers Bluff.
    The station and its crew of firefighters, formerly known as the Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, signed on to merge with the county's fire department several months ago.

  • County OKs higher millage — tentatively

  • Boater rescued in Gulf, brought to CK

    A Micanopy man was evacuated from a burning 26-foot boat about 15 miles west of Cedar Key by the Coast Guard on Saturday and brought to George Lewis Airport for treatment, according to information provided by the agency and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
    Clifford Burnham, 49, had been in the water for about an hour, clinging to the cowling of an outboard motor on his 26-foot boat, when the Coast Guard arrived in response to a radio call.

  • Leapin’ lizards

    About a dozen children, with parents in tow, showed up at the Cedar Key Public Library Friday afternoon to watch Geddy the Gecko perform.
       Geddy and the children danced, listened to short stories and songs about several South American countries. About halfway through the program, Geddy transformed into a larger, puffed up version of himself who promptly moved into a break dance routine that culminated with the oversized reptile spinning on his head.

  • CK tap water safe to drink

    From the CK Water & Sewer District website:
    On Wednesday, August 1st at 5:00PM, the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District was given approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow human consumption of the District’s water supply. It is now safe for you to drink the water.

  • Coast Guard medically evacuates man near Cedar Key

     A 50-year-old man was medically evacuated by the Coast Guard approximately 15 miles west of Cedar Key, Saturday. 

  • Give summer stressed plants a helping hand

    By Melinda Myers
    Gardening Expert

    Don’t let summer stressors ruin your landscape’s good looks. Instead give your plants’ natural defenses a boost and keep both vegetable gardens producing and flowers blooming.
    Busy summer schedules can lead to plant neglect and less-than-picture-perfect gardens. When you team this with summer heat and drought that can lead to wilting, brown leaves and poor growth, and add insects and diseases that can further weaken and damage plants, gardens can really suffer.

  • A victory for the fish...of sorts; scalloping improves

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Beacon

    The Gulf waters have settled and are starting to clear. Some areas are still taint and reddish but reports in Steinhatchee, Cedar Key and Homosassa have clearer waters. This will make scalloping much easier.

  • A couple of tips when scalloping

    Hey everyone, I hope all is good and bellies are full. I say that cause mine is. I loaded up the family last week and went scalloping to our south a lil’ ways. We got all we wanted and my knee is feeling it from swimming so much.