Today's News

  • Grant purchases school admin's iPads

    A non-agenda item highlighted Tuesday’s School Board of Levy County meeting.

  • Earth: Making a life on a tough new planet

     Most of us are familiar with this practice:  a nonfiction author writes a book about a current event or issue and the book is published.  Then, maybe five to ten years later, the book is republished with a “New Introduction” so the author can discuss changes that have occurred since the book was originally released.

  • And the winner is........

     Marine Corp League Representative Ivan Chubb announced Wednesday that the winning ticket number for the guitar that was raffled off this weekend at the Celebrate Cedar Key event. 

    The winning ticket number is 660487. You can contact Mr. Chubb at 352-528-3328 to redeem your brand new, still-in-the-box  Rogue 6-string acoustic guitar.

    Mr. Chubb will deliver it to you, if you wish, and it comes with a free mini-guitar lesson of Roy Orbinson's "Sweet Dreams Baby."



  • Summer words of wisdom: Fish hard or just stay home

    Happy late Independence Day to all my fishing friends. What a great weekend here on the island — good friends, good families and some dang good fishing. Kinda sums up how our island takes care of a holiday weekend.

  • Getting to know Officer McMullen

    There was once a real estate appraiser in a large city on the west coast of Florida getting pressured by banks to “help us make the numbers work.” 

    So he decided after many years in the business to close shop, mail his license back to Tallahassee and instead, become a police officer. Nine years ago, at the age of 55, that man was Officer John McMullen. 

  • Trucks vs. pedestrians

    The city commission voted Tuesday to send a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission supporting a grant request to study oysters in the area.

    Commissioner Sue Colson, who is active in aquaculture, explained that Dr. Bill Pine and Dr. Peter Frederick, researchers at University of Florida and Cedar Key property owners, have been working with local oysterman gathering information about the condition of oyster habitat in the surrounding waters for some months.

  • Behind the scenes

    Remember the smell of caps when you were growing up? You know, the paper strand that you unrolled and then whacked with a hammer? It made a pop and had a cool smell? Now, multiply that smell by 100 and that sound by 10,000.  That is what happens when the fireworks are going off - up close and personal.  

    Starting Sunday afternoon, Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson unpacked the fireworks that were delivered earlier in the week and sorted them by size into several metal garbage cans.

  • County budget shrinking with revenues

    Levy County is only expecting to receive $21,092,968 in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, and on Monday heard spending requests totaling $20,811,999.

  • Anglers can help FWCwith snapper research

    Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) request angler assistance with a research project focusing on red snapper caught in Florida offshore waters. This project will provide fisheries researchers and managers with vital catch-and-release survival information needed for assessing the status of this important recreational fishery.

  • Gettin’ back to fishin’ after missing last week

    Hey everybody, sorry for missing last week. I spent most of the week out of town and not on the water. A fishing report that is made up, not really my style. 

    This week I was able to wet a boat four days. I went to the Waccassassa River one day, Horseshoe Beach one day and the Suwannee River and my backyard good ol’ Cedar Key.