Today's News

  • The good life


    Eleven-month-old Baylee Wisor enjoys a slice of watermelon on the beach in Cedar Key on a recent sunny afternoon.

    The weather this weekend promises to be just as sunny. 

  • CRAKER COWBOY: The Reynolds Steer

    In the late 50s, I was living in the Ocala national Forest in an area between the Oklawaha and the St. Johns River. My great-grandfather, Anderson Roberts, homesteaded there when Florida was still a territory. I was working cattle as a day worker, buying and selling a few cows and anything else to make a buck. A couple of the local cowmen, Ray Martin and Billy Holly, told me about a big steer that Mrs. Reynolds wanted to sell.

  • Community calendar (Week of 4-24-2014)


    Cattlemen to meet
    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will host its spring meeting on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at Don Quincey’s river home located at 11751 NW 132nd PL, Chiefland.
    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information, call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).


    Paint your town purple

  • Williston plans for a safer Crab-Fest

    The Ministerial Faith Alliance, Inc. (MFA) and the Williston Community announce plans for a more organized and safe Crab-Fest 2014.

  • DENIED: County turns down atheists monument request, again

    The Williston Atheists request to place a monument on a county courthouse forum that is home to a Ten Commandments monument was unanimously denied a second time by the Levy County Commission citing deficiencies in the group's amended application.
    But this is not the end of the matter.

  • Festival of the Arts award winners — 2014

    Bob Goodlett
    Painting – Booth 80
    Dunnellon, FL
    Best of Show

    Hand-pulled prints – Booth 91
    Homossassa, FL
    Best 2D

    Jean Yao
    Fiber – Booth 86
    Fort Lauderdale
    Best 3D

    Douglas Alexander
    Award of Excellence
    Drawing - Booth 43

    Susan Dauphinee
    Award of Excellence
    Painting – Booth 72

    Anatasia Alexandrin
    Award of Excellence

  • Community calendar (Week of 4-17-2014)

    Amateur radio club forming
    A new amateur radio club is forming in Levy County – The Gator Amateur Society. Interested parties should go to www.w1gas.com  for  further information. The club will have monthly meetings and offer classes to prepare you for your first amateur radio license, as well as upgrade testing for those already licensed.
    If you do not have internet access, please call 352-528-0992 for information.


    Cedar Key Garden Tour

  • RV resort gets what it needs: swimming pool

    If you're going to have an RV resort, you need to have a swimming pool, too.
    “It makes sense to me,” said Levy County Commissioner John Meeks of Bronson (R-District 1) of a request by a Cedar Key RV park to build a 12-by-31-foot pool on the 10.17 acre facility.
    Angler's Campground, formerly Rainbow Campground, on State Road 24 at Southwest Shiloh Road, made the request because the permit that allowed the RV resort's construction is a special exception in a C-2 commercial zoning.

  • Ceday Key Junior prom saved by businesses

    The Cedar Key Chamber of Coommerce reports that a recent finacial request by Cedar Key School students for help with their junior prom has been met, thanks to area businesses.

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  • Pollinators have garden of their own

    Whether you plant by the Farmer’s Almanac or Rodale’s Organic Gardening, many are planting gardens of flowers, fruits and vegetables now.  Donna Thalacker and companions plant to a different drummer.  She plants for pollinators at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge headquarters each spring.