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Today's News

  • Operation Dry Water, national crackdown on boating under the influence

     

    As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, the FWC Law Enforcement Division is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on boating under the influence.

    The annual three-day, heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • The Gulf waters never cease to amaze me

     

    Fishing redfish one day last week a client from Colorado hooked what I thought was a medium size shark. When the mystery fish hit it immediately took off with the speed of a king mackerel. I immediately began pulling up the anchor because the fish quickly ran so far that the reel was well into the backing line. With only about ten wraps left on the spool, I started the motor to follow it and it turned back toward the boat. Whew! 

  • Commission reverses course on ag extension job

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones 

  • Seahorse Key welcome visitors next weekend

     

    After taking a four-month hiatus to allow for the bird nesting season on Seahorse Key, the island and its lighthouse will be open to visitors on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Pet of the Week 6-9-16

    Hello, my name is Miss Daisey Dumpster. I was found by my human-mother almost exactly 4 years ago beside the big garbage dumpster at the Cedar Key school.

    I did not look nearly as beautiful and healthy as I am now, having been dumped off at the age of about 6 weeks old with only a small food and water dish as my companions. Now, I am strong and playful, romping with my brother-cat and my two sister-dogs at my forever home on the island of Cedar Key. I was one of the lucky ones.

  • Community Calendar for the week of 6-9-16

    Mondays

    Retired Educators Meeting

    The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.

    Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.

  • Captain's Log for the week of 6-9-16

    It was easy to tell that the offshore fishermen were back last week. By 8 a.m. on Saturday the nearest truck/trailer parking space was in Archer – slight exaggeration, so maybe Otter Creek.

    The weather was ideal and some impressive catches came in. John Blouse reported to me that the gag bite is strong, with plenty of fish in the legal range and several short fish (see photo). And the king mackerel are willing and able to stretch your line to its limits for those who care for smoked mackerel. I just like the way they scream the drag when they hit a flat line.

  • Shark News for the week of 6-9-16

    Kindergarten Graduation

    Hannah Stallworth

    Shark Correspondent

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2016

    Smiles were all around as Cedar Key celebrated their Class of 2016.

  • Pledge to Vote

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections is seeking to increase voter participation this election year by organizing a “Pledge to Vote” campaign.

    Supervisor Tammy Jones said this is a non-partisan push to encourage voters to take a proactive role in this year’s elections. Businesses and organizations that partner with her office on this campaign will be promoted on the Supervisor of Elections Office Facebook page.