Today's News

  • Easter service on the beach

    Members of the Baptist Church in Cedar Key were joined by onlookers as they carried a cross to the beach at the city park and held a brief meeting with prayer on Friday evening.

    The group was led by Pastor Todd Pope. 

  • Lets go to the fair

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    The fair will run from today, March 31 through April 3.

  • City and water commissioners re-elected unopposed

    Staff Report

    When the qualifying period for Cedar Key elections closed on March 18, two candidates seeking re-election to the city commission and three candidates seeking re-election to the Cedar Key Water & Sewer Board failed to draw any opposition to new two-year terms.

    Cedar Key City Commissioner Royce Nelson, who holds Seat 2, was elected in 2014.

  • Waste Pro sponsorship guarantees scholarships, sustainable festivals

    “Create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony and fulfill social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations of mankind.”

    Such is the environmental policy adopted by the Board of Lions International in October of 1972. The Lions not only made a commitment to protect the planet but also to inform the public about its importance and asked acceptance of responsibilities by citizens “all sharing equally in this common effort.”

  • Citizen scientists collect data

    Betty and Joe Chambers volunteer in the Citizen Science Inititative tagging horseshoe crabs under the pavilion at the city park.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 3-24-16

    The inshore fish picture now seems to be complete, as pretty much all of our expected species have arrived this past week. The warm southern breezes ushered in some very tasty pompano. Though they usually ignore most artificial lures my clients landed a few last week. And in the tug-of-war department they put on a very impressive contest. I also saw some of the first bait pods arrive, I believe they were silversides. I don't think it is coincidence that their arrival happens during the spotted seatrout spawn.

  • Vernal Equinox message: Donate your excess 

    One of the pluses of having a productive garden is that there is always extra produce, enough to share.  The reality is that the produce in your gardens will start to go down in quality due to hotter weather, bugs, and spacing of the plants.  You all have done a great job of caring for your beds, but in many cases, you will just not be able to eat all of that beautiful produce before it starts to go down in quality.

  • Community calendar for the week of 3-24-16


    Food distribution

    On Tuesdays The Children’s Table truck will be parked at First Baptist Church, 749 2nd St., at noon for as long as they have food to give, approximately an hour or so

    Anyone is welcome! They ask for a suggested donation of $3.50, but they do not require it, just a hug or handshake will do. The donations help them to pay for fuel to service so many areas.

    For more information, please contact Pastor Todd Pope at 352-543-5000.


    South Levy


  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M

    After years of disappointment and governors' vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.

  • Horseshoe Crab Citizen Scientists take to the beaches of Cedar Key

    By Maria Sgambati and Tiffany Black  

    If you were walking around Cedar Key March 10, 11, or 12 around mid-afternoon you might have noticed groups of people wandering along the beaches with white buckets. Given the popularity of fishing, this might not be an unusual sight except that what was in the white bucket was not fish but horseshoe crabs.