Local News

  • Flood watch issued for Levy County

     A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service as the county is predicted to receive "in the neighborhood of 3-4 inches of rain" this week, Mark Johnson, Levy County Emergency Management director, said in a phone interview before noon Monday.

    By lunchtime, Johnson had an update: The NWS was going to issue a flood warning and was predicting 3-5 inches of rain.

  • Scallop season to open early on Saturday

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has granted a request to open the state's scallop season two days early — On Saturday, June 29—  made late Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott.

    The scallop season was scheduled to open on Monday, July 1. 

  • Florida pro athletes help students get free SAT, ACT prep programs

     Cedar Key families who need to prepare a student to take the SAT and ACT to gain entrance to college are getting free help from pro athletes who call Florida home. 

  • Cedar Key's Castell is 2012 Officer of the Year

    Civil Deputy Charles W. “Bubba” Castell, second from right, has been chosen the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 2012 by the Disabled Veterans of America Tri-County Chapter No. 63 in Chiefland. 

  • Everyone has a story to tell

    The Cedar Key Public Library will offer a free Oral History Workshop for anyone who is interested in learning how to preserve valuable family histories. The workshop will take place at the library on the afternoon of Saturday, June 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no charge for the workshop, and supplies and equipment will be provided. Although pre-registration is not required, the library asks that those interested in attending call the library by June 26, in order that sufficient supplies are available.

  • The trip to Belle Glade

    John Newsom called me one night in the early '70s. He wanted me to join him for a job in Belle Glade on Lake Okeechobee for a big operator in the cow business that had cattle in four counties, Sam Knight.

  • County wants to hear proposals for RESTORE Act money

    When BP's oil started gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2011 from the wellhead of the Deepwater Horizon rig, folks in five states held their breath as it headed toward the shore. 

  • State roads wish list being drawn up

    State transportation officials have told the Levy County Commission they are looking for their road work “wish list” to be turned in by July 1.

  • ‘Dig into Reading’

    Each branch of the Levy County Public Library System will have a series of fun, free summer library programs this year. All the programs start at 10 a.m. and will last about an hour. Each program will include a presentation, a craft, a snack and take home goodies. All materials are provided by the library and the programs are open to children of all ages.

  • Community’s help needed to Honor Military 2013

    Cedar Key Volunteer Fire & Rescue is once again making plans to honor local men and women who are currently serving in the military. The CKVFR had an overwhelming response from last year’s project and would like to make this an annual event.