Today's News

  • Cedar Key airport runway gets mowed

    Plans for the George T. Lewis Airport, a.k.a. Cedar Key airport, call for the runway to be paved in concrete. But that plan will have to wait.

    The state Department of Transportation has agreed the asphalt runway needs to be replaced with a longer lasting concrete one.

    But, the bridges on Gulf Boulevard at Lewis Pass and Daughtry Bayou will have to be replaced to carry the heavy truck loads of cement. Plans by the state DOT call for work to begin in 2016-2017.

  • State health secretary to visit CK today



    The state's top doc, state Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong, is visiting Cedar Key today (Thursday, Sept. 3) to visit Cedar Key School and learn from students how their garden feeds students and the community and helps contribute to a healthier community.

    Armstrong will be at the Cedar Key School at 951 Whiddon Ave., at 1 p.m.

  • Two opportunities to take a Bowhunter Education course in September

    Florida bowhunters will have two opportunities to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in September.

    The first course will take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5, in Inverness during the Bowhunter Jamboree and begins at 8:30 a.m. The second class will be hosted by the Easton Newberry Sports Complex, at 24880 N.W. 16th Avenue in Newberry, on Sept. 12 beginning at 8 a.m.

  • A reminder about new deer hunting regulations

    Ten new Deer Management Units (DMUs) were established in hunting zones A, B and C, each with their own unique set of antler regulations and private land antlerless deer harvest days. Similar changes were approved last year for northwest Florida’s two DMUs in Zone D.

    These new antler regulations are for all lands - private, public and wildlife management areas - so it’s important to identify which DMU you're hunting and learn about its antler regulations and private land antlerless deer harvest days.

  • Snapper season reopening

    The fall Florida state waters red snapper season is reopening soon.

    Earlier this year, the state season went from May 23 to July 12 and federal waters were open from June 1-10.

    The fall season will open for all of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of September and all of October, with the last day of harvest on Nov. 1.

  • Near-world-record Suwannee bass caught

    By Bob Wattendorf


    Ferrol “Roscoe” Holley, Jr. (52) from Telogia had the honor of releasing a near-world-record Suwannee bass into the 9,200-gallon aquarium at Bass Pro Shops’ Tallahassee store. On June 26, Holley caught the Suwannee bass while fishing with his new Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier rod/reel combo on the Ochlockonee River. The fish initially hung up on a snag. When he saw it, Holley knew it was a huge Suwannee and not a more common largemouth bass.

  • 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


    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.”