Today's News

  • Weather events challenge Gulf Jackson crop

    A combination of flooding from the Suwannee River, which empties into the gulf, and a strong northwest wind that blew a plume of fresh water out to the farms lowering the salinity, coupled with atypical high water temperatures in the mid nineties during the month of June has led to loss of clam crop.

    “You get that combination and you get mortalities,” said Leslie Sturmer of University of Florida/IFAS, Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program.

  • Rob Crane honored for dedication to conservancy

    Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy honored Captain Rob Crane, the organization’s founder, with a plaque thanking him for his leadership and dedication to conserving lands in and about Cedar Key, including Atsena Otie, Cemetery Point and the Railroad Trestle Trail. Earl Starnes presented the award.

    A permanent plaque will be hung on a kiosk at the end of the Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Trail to recognize Crane’s devotion and service to Florida’s Nature Coast for helping to preserve its beauty and fragile ecosystems.

  • River flood warnings remain in effect for most North Florida counties


    This news from Levy County Sheriff and Emergency Management:

    Another round of severe weather is possible this afternoon, overnight into early Monday morning across northern Florida.

  • Beckham’s Attorney calls for officer dismissals

    A Tasing incident that took place during a routine parking violation on Dock Street a year ago may result in a lawsuit.

    Notice of intent to sue the City was sent to Cedar Key Commissioners last week, citing “false arrest, false imprisonment, excessive use of force, battery, and violation of Mr. Beckham’s constitutional rights.”

  • Public reacts to district's decision to cut veteran teachers

    In response to the recent decision to not renew 21 annual contracts of retired or extended DROP teachers, more than seventy visitors crowded into the Levy County School District boardroom Tuesday night.

    Meeting attendees included parents, teachers, school administration, and approximately 30 current and former students of Chiefland High School’s calculus teacher Don Stewart. Counting district office staff and board members, more than ninety people were in attendance.

  • Union President, Reading Coach gives statement to school board

    The news was not good for the students of Levy County, Florida the final week in March, 2009. This marked a week when beloved and well respected veteran teachers received pink slips after lifetimes of commitment to a profession that has now not only betrayed these teachers but the students they should be teaching.

  • Cedar Key Celebrates the Arts

    Historic 2nd Street will transform this weekend into an open air art gallery as the Chamber of Commerce presents the 45th annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts. Artists and craftsman will line the roadside in booths from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to show off their paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography, and other artwork. Over $10,000 will be awarded and their ribbons will be on display Sunday.

  • Levy residents strategize to save Florida Forever

    Levy County citizens concerned about the environment joined residents of Alachua and Marion counties Mar 30 in Micanopy to strategize a response to the proposed state budget which reduces Florida Forever funding from the traditional amount of $12.4 million – leveraged to secure $300 million annually for land preservation – to $0 in the next fiscal year.

    The Florida Forever program focuses on purchasing land and land use rights to conserve and permanently protect land resources.

  • Wells Fargo suit dismissed

                The attorneys for Wells Fargo were a no-show for a hearing on their suit to enforce a missing promissory note so the judge dismissed it.

  • Dock Street: the next big fix?

    Just one month after the Cedar Key Commission decided how to fix traffic flow on Whiddon Ave., a new road has come under review.

    Commissioner Gene Hodges said that he has concerns about safety and space on Dock Street. He said that recently he had to stop and fold his truck’s side mirrors in order to drive down the street.