Local News

  • 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.

  • State clam plan soundly thrashed

    The message from small clam farmers to the state official overseeing a plan to expand leases in state waters was clear: We don't want it. 

  • 5 boaters rescued off Cedar Key

    ST. PETERSBURG. — Five people were rescued by the Coast Guard after the 32-foot boat they were aboard began taking on water 12 miles west of Cedar Key, Monday.

    A member aboard the boat contacted Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 1:31 p.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting they had lost an engine, were taking on water and in need of assistance.

  • CK School honored for Outstanding Sportsmanship

    Cedar Key is the overall winner of the 2013 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for the 1A District of the Florida High School Athletic Association.

    The award honors schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2012-2013 regular season and FHSAA State Series, according to an association press release.Twenty high schools and three middle schools received the prestigious award.

    Cedar Key was the section 1 winner for a Sportsmanship Award and edged out The Villages Charter for the Overall Award.

  • Woman charged in death of girl dumped near Otter Creek

     By Abdon Sidibe

  • AAA honors Levy students as region’s finest

     Two Levy County 5th grade students have been chosen among the Top 3 Safety Patrollers of the Year for the Southeastern U.S. Over 2,000 participate in the AAA Safety Patrol Program yearly. 

    Two local students — Amanda Robinson from Cedar Key was voted 2nd place, and Dnika Appling from Williston Elementary School was chosen as 3rd place — were recognized in ceremonies on June 4. The No. 1 safety patroller was from Jacksonville. 

  • RESTORE meeting is tonight

    The date for the public meeting in Cedar Key to explain funding stemming from the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill was incorrect in last week's Beacon.

    The correct date is tonight, June 13, at 6 p.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center. An incorrect date was supplied to the Beacon. 

  • Cedar Key meeting Thursday on RESTORE Act funding

    A series of public meetings have been scheduled in Levy County to explain funding that could benefit the county arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill.