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Today's News

  • Refuge to get new manager

    By Abdon Sidibe

    There is a changing of the guard underway at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (CRNWR), and the outgoing manager is getting praise from local stakeholders.

    Andrew Gude, who for the past 2 1/2 years jointly managed CRNWR and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, ended his tenure last week at the Crystal River refuge. He will now manage only the Lower Suwannee refuge.

  • Cedar Key lights up the night

    The jewel of the Gulf Coast sparkles into the night along dock street.

  • Recalled chicken removed from Levy schools

    Levy County schools were notified Wednesday morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Foods of food recalls resulting in the disposal of about 60 cases or 1200 pounds of chicken products from Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.

    A previous recall on April 7 listed only one product, but a secondary press release on April 26 revealed multiple other products had been affected. Over 4.5 million pounds of chicken products are being recalled.

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to party

    It may have started slowly on Friday night with the arrival of a few vendors and some residents putting up canopies, but by 6 p.m. Saturday the 2016 Crab Fest in East Williston and Lincoln Heights was in full swing with thousands of people walking along streets in the neighborhood and that is when Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum closed County Road 318 to traffic.

  • Lions Announce Vision Service Program Enhancements

    Ninety years ago, Helen Keller challenged the Lions Club to take up the cause of the blind. Since 1968 the Lions in Cedar Key have answered that challenge.

  • Rotary Fish Tournament growing up

    Staff Report

    The Chiefland Rotary Club's Annual Fishing Tournament in Cedar Key turns 12 this year and it is growing up. This year the weigh-in will move from Capital City Bank's parking lot to Cedar Key City Park and there will be music, food, beverages and fun for everyone.

  • Shark News for the week of 5-5-16

    CKS Track and Field takes on Regionals

    Alora Beckham

    Shark Correspondent

  • FFA teams return winners from state

    On Friday, April 22, the Cedar Key FFA Chapter had two teams representing our chapters at the State Ornamental Horticulture Contest in Gainesville and we came back winners.

    The high school team consisting of 10th graders Emilie Lavoie-Ingram and Mackenzie Kirkbride won their division with Savory Sweet Parfaits.

  • Sign up for Levy County 4-H Day Camps

    By Brian Estevez

    Interim 4-H/Youth Development Agent

    Levy County 4-H has announced the schedule for the 2016 Summer Day Camp program.

    To register or find out about pricing, deadlines, age limits or times please call the 4-H office at 352-486-5131, visit our website at www.levy.ifas.ufl.edu or stop by the Extension Office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, to pick up an informational page and enrollment form.

  • Weekend Gulf red snapper season opens this Saturday

    The 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters opens Saturdays and Sundays in May starting Saturday, May 7.

    On May 28, the season will open continuously through July 10. The season will also reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This would provide for a 78-day season in Gulf state waters.

    This season will help maintain fishing opportunities for recreational anglers in state waters and provide additional May and fall weekend fishing days.