Today's News

  • Calendar for the week of Nov. 26

    Today, Nov. 26

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Turkey Shoot

    The Suwannee River Shrine Club is hosting a turkey shoot on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 1 - 3 p.m. The event will be held at the club on State Road 26 north of Fanning Springs.

    The cost is $3 per shot and the winner will receive a free turkey.

    For more information, contact Ernie Lyle at 352-490-6693.

    Feast on turkey with the Eagles

  • Free clinic available to uninsured Levy residents

    A special resource some may not know about is available to Levy residents who do not have health insurance and can meet certain criteria.

    The Levy County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps has many functions, including staffing the Community Cares Clinic.

    "We're trying to reach out to the residents of Levy County," said Mark Johnson, preparedness coordinator. The clinic has room to assist a few more patients and is always open to new volunteer medical professionals.

  • Capturing a piece of forgotten history

       A local Cedar Key resident has published a new book telling the story of a unique industry that makes up part of the town’s history.

       Dr. John Andrews wrote the 112-page book, “Cedar Key Fiber and Brush Factory,” with photographs about the company founded by his father and uncles. The factory was located on the property where the Old Fenimore Mill condominiums are now.

       “It was hard work,” Andrews, who worked in the factory as a teenager, said.

  • Meeks: No love in Levy for new courthouse

    Levy County taxpayers can rest easy. It's not likely the county will be building a new courthouse any time soon.

    That was the word from Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks, of Bronson, (R-District 1) to the Chiefland Rotary Club in a speech earlier this month.

    Meeks said his appearance, hosted by former commission Chair Ryan Bell, was an opportunity to update the Rotarians on what is happening in the county. Meeks has been in office since 2013 and he said the three years have been a learning experience.


    As evident from recent satellite images, fish kill reports, and analysis of water samples, blooms of the Florida red tide organism are present along Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay counties in Northwest Florida and Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee counties in Southwest Florida.

    One sample collected alongshore of Collier County contained background concentrations of K. brevis.

    In addition, one sample collected alongshore of Miami-Dade County on the East Coast contained background concentrations of K. brevis.

  • Sunday school class opens free library

    The 40 Something Sunday School Class at Cedar Key United Methodist church is sponsoring a Little Free Library.  

    This Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book  exchange for anyone in the Cedar Key Community.  In its basic form, it is a wooden box of books where anyone may pick a book or two, or bring a book to share.

    The Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

  • Shark News

    Cedar Key School A/AB Honor Roll

    By Jasmine Kish, Shark Correspondent

  • Community calendar for the week of 11-19-15

    Fridays and Saturdays

    Divine Mercy Thrift Center

    The Divine Mercy Thrift Center, located on the grounds of St. John the Evangelist Church, 4050 N.W. Highway 27A, is now open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Sales go toward feeding the needy in the area. Donations are also accepted.

    For more information, call 352-493-9723.

    Church thrift shop open in Bronson

     The Bronson United Methodist Church will open a thrift shop Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the back building on Capital Street.

  • Spotted seatrout fishery target of UF/IFAS study

    By Beverly James

    The University of Florida’s new Nature Coast Biological Station will receive a grant to evaluate the spotted seatrout fishery in the Big Bend region. The grant, for $20,000, is provided by The Conservation Fund, a national organization that funds conservation projects that improve local businesses.

  • Residents oppose selling kayak launch

    About 50 Cedar Key residents turned out to protest a proposal that the Suwannee River Water Management District, which owns the Lukens Tract alongside Bridge No. 4 declare a portion of it used for a public kayak and paddle launch as surplus and sold — possibly to a local couple who wants to build a home in the marshy area.