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Today's News

  • Trailer sought by CKPD recovered

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said Jonathan Lee Figueroa, 25, of Chiefland has been arrested and charged with grand theft in the disappearance of a trailer from a Gulf Boulevard home at about 11 a.m. on Dec. 6.
    Sandlin said after putting word out that he was seeking a two-tone blue Mazda pickup, a man called to say he thought it was one he had sold to a Chiefland man a month earlier.
    Sandlin said he contacted the Chiefland Police Department and the trailer was recovered two days after its disappearance and returned to its owner.

  • Elections official retiring at end of year

    Staff Report
    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell has announced that she will be retiring on Dec. 31 after 20 years in the office.
    Asbell who has faced tightening budgets while integrating mandated changes in election methods has worked for Levy County for 34 years, according to her announcement.

  • WILD HOGS

    By Tony Young
              
    The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal pursued each winter by Florida’s more than 200,000 hunters. But, there’s another big-game species that’s hunted quite a bit too and is especially popular with hunters in the southern and central parts of the state: the wild hog.

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Jan. 5

    Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      
                 /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    

  • Fishin’ with Capt. Danny

    Li’l Burt with his first ever redfish while out with AS Charters. The Pauls group with a Cedar Key Slam — a keeper redfish, a keeper trout, and a keeper flounder. All were caught fishing creeks and channels with live shrimp.
     

  • Jones announces for elections office

    Tammy Jones, a long time Levy County resident has officially announced her candidacy for the Supervisor of Elections.  
    She has been involved in the process of planning and overseeing elections for 18 years as the assistant supervisor of elections.  As a longtime employee of the elections office, she said she is uniquely qualified for the position because of her experience and knowledge of the office.

  • County News Briefs

    Officers stay the same
    The Levy County Commission started off the new year by choosing to stick with the same leadership it had last year.
    But the vote did not come until after the commission deadlocked 2-2 on a motion by District 3 Commissioner Marsha Drew (R-Yankeetown)  to name District 2 Commissioner Chad Johnson (R-Chiefland) as chairman and District 4 Commissioner Ryan Bell (R-Chiefland) as vice chairman. Bell and District 1 Commissioner Mike Joyner (R-Morriston) voted against the proposal.

  • Arts Center hoppin' in January

    January at the Cedar Key Arts Center includes ongoing classes and salons, as well as several one day workshops and a gallery opening.
    January’s Gallery will be filled with cozy quilts. This exhibit is open to the community and ready to hang quilts are due at the Art Center by Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. Photographer Christian Harkness will be featured in the Members Gallery. Gallery Reception is Jan. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

  • Cold air could improve fishing

    Happy holidays to all - small and big. Meet us here in Cedar Key so we can celebrate and do a jig.
    Ok, now that I have that out of my system, let’s talk cold front fishing. This is what we have been asking for in the last few weeks. Our fishing has been scattered but good.
    A shot of cold air will drop the water temps and school up our fish. It will move them into deeper holes and pockets of water. This is a very good thing if you know where some good holes are.

  • Historical Society celebrates the holidays