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Today's News

  • Seafood Festival marks CK's comeback

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Hurricane Hermine cannot stop a determined Cedar Key Lions Club, so just over a month since the storm sent water flooding over the island the Lions are prepared to welcome their usual crowds for the club's 47th Annual Seafood Festival.

    The festival is Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be booths with seafood that support the island's non-profit groups, free music in the City Park.

  • Good News: Levy down from TS Warning to Watch

    Levy County has been dropped from a Tropical Storm Warning to Watch status as of 11:26 Friday morning, good news for residents fearing the effects of Hurricane Matthew as he headed up the East Coast of Florida.

    But, while the news is good, Levy County Emergency Management officials are asking residents to remain indoors due to the effects of the wind and rain, which can cause damage to power lines and trees. 

    The reason for the downgrade is a combination ot two moves by Hurricane Matthew in the last 24 hours:

  • 4 p.m. Update: Out of gas, again

    Levy County Emergency Management is reminding all residents to be sure that they are prepared for the effects of Hurricane Matthew as it travels up Florida's Atlantic Coast.

    But that could be difficult as gas stations in Williston and Bronson were reported to be out of fuel by 4 p.m. Thursday and Chiefland was being surveyed for supplies by emergency management officials. Trucks to refuel the stations are expected to deliver soon.

  • 11 a.m. Matthew Update: More closings announced

    Here's the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management Department:

    • Levy County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and the county can expect 30 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. But if Hurricane Matthew moves any more to the west, residents need to be prepared for higher winds. This storm's path could change at the last minute.

    • This is not expected to be a rainfall event. 

    • Shelters are not being opened at this time. 

  • School closed Friday; storm update after 11 a.m.

    Here is the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management and the next update will come at 11 a.m. after a briefing:

    "There is notmuch change in the track (of Hurricane Matthew) and we expected that, said David Peaton, assistant director at LCEM. 

    He said the Levy County School Board will close schools on Friday. "So those are the biggest changes. The shelter is not up, evacuations are not ordered."

  • Tropical storm watch issued for Levy

    TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR LEVY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

     

    A tropical storm watch has been issued for Levy County and is effective until further notice.  A Tropical Storm watch means that the potential exists for Tropical Storm force winds over the next 48 hours.

     

    Residents must take steps to protect their property from 30-40 mph winds that could affect items that are not secured.

     

    Tomorrow morning, the Levy County School Board will make the determination on the status of schools on Friday.

  • SBA offers disaster assistance to residents ffected by Hurricane Hermine

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

  • Cross Country is off to a great start

    Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    The three meets so far have been hosted by Williston Middle High School, St. John’s Lutheran in Ocala, and Yankeetown School.Cedar Key junior Mackenie Kirkbride has been in the top three runners at every meet and the middle school boys won the Yankeetown meet.

  • A few good brews, and Moon Pies, too

    By Heather Sikes and Jesse Crawford

    Shark Correspondents

    With the revamping of Cedar Key there has been the appearance of two new establishments right on the corner of 2nd street across from Tony’s Seafood. They are the 1842 Daily Grind Coffee Shop and the Cedar Key Country Store.

  • The length of daylight reminds us that fall is here

    Although it is officially fall according to the calendar, some of our daytime temperatures are saying “July”. But the length of daylight is definitely reminding us that fall is here.