Today's News

  • Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    Let FWC know about your red drum fishing experiences

    A new red drum stock assessment is complete and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for input from anglers about their experiences with the red drum fishery. We want to know how you think the fishery is doing and what you think of the current bag limits.

    Visit MyFWC.com/RedDrum2016 to learn more about red drum and take a short survey.

  • Get hooked on fishing in Cedar Key

    Anglers try their luck as they cast their lines off the pier in Cedar Key.

  • First annual Cedar Key Open raises $2,250

    It all started because of two men with thoughts of gathering a few teams to play some golf.

    Joe Chambers of upstate New York and Bob Piscura of Virginia, who spend part of the year in Cedar Key, decided to have a golf tournament and named the Cedar Key Public Library as this year's beneficiary.

    "We've been surprised of the phenomenal support," Chambers said.

    They expected six or seven teams would participate and the next thing they knew, they had 18 teams of four with a waiting list.

  • Shark News for the week of 3-17-16

    2016-2016 Levy County School Calendar Change

    Hannah Stallworth

    Shark Correspondent

    Levy County has announced that there will be some big changes in the 2016-2017 calendar. Planning for teachers begins August 3. The students will return to school on Wednesday, August 10, causing summer to be shortened to eight weeks. Thanksgiving Holidays begin on November 19 to November 27. Winter Holidays begin on December 21 to January 2. With the new calendar change, the last day for students will be May 26 - prior to Memorial Day.

  • Free Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Intermediate Yoga (Level 2) - CDs, some experience necessary. Instructor assisted on Fridays when possible.


    9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesdays – Cedar Key Library. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) – CDs, Instructor assisted when possible.


    3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays – Cedar Key Library. Gentle Yoga (Level 1) and Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) with instructor.


  • Baxley drops out of race for Dean's seat

    State Rep. Dennis Baxley, who just one year ago announced he would seek the State Senate District 5 seat held Charlie Dean, said last week he will instead seek the District 12 seat.

    Baxley, who campaigned heavily in Levy County to succeed Dean who is being forced to retire by term limits, said the suit that forced the redrawing of Senate districts “has shifted my plans for the Florida Senate.”

  • Sharks have returned to Cedar Key

    The water temperatures have slipped into the low seventies this past week and with the warmer temps more species have returned. Spanish mackerel catches are more common each week, and several species of sharks have returned to our local waters. I would like to report one particular blacktip shark who is not observing the fifteen inch minimum on spotted seatrout as it ate two short trout within a few feet of my vessel last Thursday. Good luck digesting the leadhead jigs that were included in those meals.

  • Man gets probation in senior's death

    A man charged in the death of Helen Bishop, 96, on July 10, 2014, has been given five years probation and the judge withheld adjudication of his guilt.

    Michael Hancock, a deputy city clerk for Cedar Key, was arrested Oct. 30, 2014, on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person and given a $5 million bond by Levy County Judge James Browning. In a later hearing, Hancock was released on his own recognizance but with terms that dictated his activities and curfews.

  • Community calendar for the week of 3-17-16


    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


  • Patchouli concert on Friday

    Patchouli, sponsored by Friends of the Cedar Key Library, are giving a free concert in Cedar Key at the Community Center on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

     Refreshments will be served prior to the event and a short annual meeting for the Friends of the Library will be held at 6:30 p.m.

    Master guitarist, Bruce Hecksel and Julie Patchouli, whose crystal pure voice and dynamic percussive guitar sparkle. Patchoul's sound has been described as "the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gypsy Kings."