Today's News

  • Be on lookout for “living Caution Signs”

    Summer comes to an end on Monday, Aug. 24, when Levy County students head back to the classroom and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is promoting its Child Safety Awareness Month. The theme of this year's campaign is “Every Child is a Human Caution Sign.”

  • Lake Panasoffkee to host award winning anglers in tournament
  • It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there for strawberry growers

    By Brad Buck


    A new University of Florida scientist is trying to find an insect that will eat the fly that’s damaging such fruit as strawberries and blueberries in the Sunshine State.

    Such a finding would be critical in Florida, where the strawberry harvest brought in $267 million in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Back-to-School safety tips from Levy DPS

    The school year will be resuming on Monday, Aug. 24 in Levy County, which means kids will be near the roadways waiting to board the bus and school zones will be activated. School buses are among the safest forms of transportation for getting children to and from school

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety would like to remind drivers, parents, and children to follow these safety tips throughout the school year:

    Parents and Children

    • Stand at least six feet away from the curb or roadway when waiting for the bus.

  • Dates to know for the Suwannee River Fair

    2016 Fair Dates: March 10 (week 1), March 18 (week 2) and March 23 (sale day)

    General Meeting and Election: Aug. 25 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. – the directors whose terms are ending are: Frank Bussard and Jaime NesSmith (Dixie), Brett Crawford and Jerry Wright (Gilchrist), Loran Brookins and Lint Jerrels (Levy) and Gary McKenzie (at large).

  • Nice weekend weather

    Well Cedar Key folks and visitors ended up with quite a nice weekend of weather. The beach and park was busy and water was very busy Saturday lots of folks came in to visit for the day and enjoy mother nature as she was taking it easy on us for a change. We had a great bite most of the time due to a great incoming tide. Water temperatures stayed around 83 most of the days and that has helped tremendously.

  • Deadline extended for Seahorse artist-in-residence

    The Cedar Key Arts Center and Seahorse Key Marine lab are extending the deadline for applications to Sept. 15th. We are promoting this program in its third year to reach out to local artists as well as those from outlying areas.
    Please consider applying to this program from our Cedar Key Arts Center website.
    There is a $1,000 stipend for the winner of this award, as well as an opportunity to have an art show at the Cedar Key Arts Center Members Gallery in the Spring of 2016.

  • Cedar Key Aquaculture Association general membership meeting is August 27

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association invites the clam farming community to participate in their annual general membership meeting.
    The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Community Center located on 809 Sixth Street in Cedar Key. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., members can complete their annual business with the Association by renewing their 2015-16 membership and Anchor Hole agreement, electing Board of Directors for the upcoming year, and getting caught up on the various activities the Association has been conducting over the past year and plans for the upcoming year.

  • Employer with 100 jobs eyes Levy

    Levy's economic development official dropped some good news at Tuesday's County Commission meeting: a business is looking to locate in the county and could bring with it 100 new jobs.

    David Pieklik, director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Enterprise Zone Development Agency, said County Commissioner Danny Stevens of Williston (R-District 5) got a call about the business concerning some problems it encountered in obtaining a site.

  • UF buys Gulf Side Motel

    The Gulf Side Motel, which has been on the market for some time has been sold to the University of Florida Board of Trustees for $585,000 according to records at the Levy County Property Appraiser's website.

    The motel at 552 1st Street, had been on the market for some time. It was owned by The Gulf Side Motel LLC. The corporation purchased the motel for $1 million from Joseph M. and Jaymie L. Brunofsky in 2010. The current sales price is just $10,000 above the $575,000 the Brunofskys paid for it in 2001.