Today's News

  • Notice for Cedar Key FFA members

    Cedar Key FFA members! If you want to attend the national FFA meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., in October you MUST contact Adviser Dennis Voyles before Aug. 15 to reserve your room. Please call him at 352-339-2034 or email at davoyles@aol.com.

  • Special meeting called to set tentative millage

    A Special Meeting of the City of Cedar Key Commission has been called by Mayor O’Neal for Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 6 pm to set a tentative millage rate for fiscal year 2010-2011.  All citizens are urged to attend.


  • CLAMerica: Great food and fun to celebrate America’s birthday

    Thousands of people will descend on the island Sunday to enjoy the family friendly CLAMerica Fourth of July Celebration that highlights Cedar Key’s flourishing aquaculture industry. The Southeast Tourism Society named Cedar Key’s CLAMerica one of the top 20 events in the southeast for the third year in row. Cedar Key is one of largest producers of farm grown clams in the United States.

  • National ad campaigns showcase Cedar Key, Levy, and Florida Seafood

    A spate of ads promoting Levy County, Cedar Key and Florida’s seafood are currently receiving airtime in major markets across the country. 

    Last month images of Levy County began appearing in cities around the nation as Visit Florida began airing a 40-second television ad, with an additional 10-second rotational ad from the counties that are part of the Emergency Declaration.

  • NOAA: Less than 20 percent chance oil will hit Levy by day 120

    The Levy County coastline has a less than 20 percent chance of oil washing up on its shores, according to a probability model released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration on Friday.

  • City has new mayor

    Cedar Key commissioners selected Pat O’Neal as the new mayor Tuesday night at their regular monthly meeting.

    When the floor was opened for mayoral nominations, commissioners Gene Hodges and Scott Dennison spoke at the same time. Hodges continued first, nominating Commissioner O’Neal. Dennison said he had no further nominations and motioned for the nominations to be closed.

    A role call vote was taken and O’Neal was selected unanimously.

  • A Father’s Lament

    Late in the afternoon some time back Anne and I were at the Blue Desert relaxing with a brew and an appetizer. We often sat at the counter down on the other end. Not many people had yet arrived. It was still early. We were debriefing each other as we normally do at the end of the day.

  • Thank You

    Thank you, Kellie

  • Socializing in the Sunshine

    Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law applies to any gathering of two or more local or state government officials who sit on the same board.

    Basically, officials are required to keep all meetings open and public. This way, the public can participate if they want to, public records can actually exist, and we as the public can have access to those records.

  • Cedar Key Chowder takes New England - again

    Tony’s Cedar Key Clam Chowder successfully defended its championship title at the 29th Annual Great Chowder Cook-off last weekend in Newport, Rhode Island.