Today's News

  • Posters show author’s purpose

    Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    Fourth graders at Cedar Key School recently participated in a poster contest about the concept of an author’s purpose.

    The winners were Jeremiah Brown, Dana Hinkle and Raechel Brinkman. Jeremiah and Dana tied for first place and Raechel placed second.

    After the contest Dana said she learned that, “Authors can write to inform, express feelings, entertain, or persuade.”

  • Recreation impact fee money closes gap for Shell Mound road

    That worn out, way too narrow strip of asphalt known as Shell Mound Road will finally be widened to 22 feet, have guardrails in a vulnerable spot and be repaved, thanks to the county recreation impact fee fund.

  • Cedar Key Pirate Invasion this weekend

    There will be some changes to the invasion due to Hermine, however the invasion is still on. Check www.facebook.com/CedarKeyPirateInvasion for updates.

    Volunteers are needed to help with the 4th Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion weekend Sept. 16-18.

    Plans for the event calls for a historical reenactment where visitors can check out an authentic pirate encampment in the City Park and see how real pirates lived and worked on land.

  • Volunteers are REALLY needed

    The two most affected areas impacted by Hurricane Hermine in Levy County are Cedar Key and Yankeetown. The residents and businesses in this community need volunteers who are able to offer their “muscle.”  Heavy lifting and the physical labor associated with removing substantial debris seem to be the most problematic in their towns.
    Anyone wishing to assist in Cedar Key is asked to go to the Cedar Key Fire Station located at the intersection of Dock Street and First.

  • Scam alert

    Levy County Emergency Management wants to warn the residents of Levy County to be on the lookout for people attempting to scam residents that have been affected by Hurricane Hermine.

    There have been reports in surrounding counties of people offering to assist with FEMA claims for a fee.  Please do not fall for this.  FEMA has not opened the claim period as of yet, and even when they do, they will not require any other person or entity to assist with filing the claim.

  • Friday update on Hurricane Hermine

     Some things gleaned from the morning conference call:

    "It could have been much worse. There was no loss of life," said Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks of Bronson.

    That sums it up as emergency management and county agencies set about helping residents recover from the effects of Hurricane Hermine. 

    • The storm surge did not reach 11 feet, but it was measured at 8.5feet above mean sea level. Cedar Key is still experiencing flooding problems and entry is only being allowed to residents and recovery workers.

  • EMS calls suspended in part of Levy

      Levy County Department of Public Safety has notified Emergency Management they have suspended their responses for emergency calls to Cedar Key and the area west of CR 347 north to the entrance of the Lower Suwannee refuge .

    This is due to deteriorating conditions making it unsafe for emergency crews.

  • News on Hermine — all bad

    Only 30 people have sought out shelter at the three schools, Williston High and Bronson and Chiefland Elementaries, leading to officials' concerns that many people may be in danger from a predicted 11-foot surge at 3 a.m. when high tide arrives in Cedar Key. 

  • Sheriff says to evacuate immediately

     From the Sheriff's office:

    The National Weather Service has issued updated information impacting Levy County. Tidal surge is now predicted to reach 11 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) near or at high tide at 3 AM. Residents in areas affected by tidal surge should EVACUATE IMMEDIATLEY. Emergency Services WILL NOT be able to reach you in the event you require assistance if you refuse to evacuate.

  • Inglis, Yankeetown prepare for expected flooding

    By Mike Wright

    Yankeetown Town Hall had a little bit of redecorating take place Thursday.