Local News

  • Forestry team takes third in state

    As soon as school started this fall, the Cedar Key Senior FFA Forestry Team started practicing after school and on weekends. The FFA Forestry Contest is one of the most competitive contests in Florida.

  • Chamber announces President’s Awards

     In addition to announcing new members to its board, the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce honored members of the community with its prestigious President’s Awards.

    Members of the chamber voted in new leadership last week at the Chamber’s annual meeting. Those members included: Bruce Wilson, president; Peter Stefani, vice president; Jon Manning, secretary/treasurer; George Oakley, director; Ken Bryant, director; Bill Heckler, director; Captain Doug Maple, director; and Andrea Dennison, past president.

  • Scientist: Cedar Key sea grass healthy

    A state research scientist says a recent sea grass study from the skies of Cedar Key was meant to focus on the logistics of using unmanned aerial vehicles, rather than addressing specific problems with marine plant life in the area.
    “There’s no concern,” said Dr. Paul Carlson, a researcher with FWC’s research institute in St. Petersburg. “The reason we flew was because the sea grass levels were so healthy.”

  • Water board hires new manager

    When the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District Board started looking for a replacement for their late manager Jack Hotaling they just had to turn their heads to the end of the board table for a replacement.
    John McPherson, the board's attorney who usually sits by the end of the board table and has been filling Hotaling's position on an interim basis, told the board earlier this month that he was enjoying the work and he would like to make them an offer to do the manager's job on a one-year contract.

  • Crime in Levy County, cities

    Crime has taken a rest in Levy County in the first six months of 2012 according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's latest semi-annual report. 

  • Jobless rate in Levy down to 8.8 percent

    Levy County’s rate of unemployment was 8.8 percent in October, a rate not seen since November 2008 when the area’s unemployment started a steady rise due to the recession.

  • Windblown fish

    Capt’n. Danny Allen is taking this week off to do a little fishing. He got some time to go out last week with Mr. Ron of Colorado, pictured. The Capt’n. and Mr. Ron caught 15 knots of wind out of the Northeast with no water clarity. But, hey, they killed it for four hours, and boated eight reds and eight legal trout. These two specklers were 21.5 inches and another four were 19.75 inches. 

    It was a heck of a day for the conditions, said Capt’n Danny. Good work Ron...

  • Welding school ribbon cutting


    State Sen. Charlie Dean, center, an alumnus of the College of Central Florida, cuts the ribbon to mark the grand opening and open house on Thursday at the College’s School of Welding at the Levy Campus in Chiefland. Joining Dean are, from left, CF President James Henningsen, Chiefland Chamber of Commerce President Bennitt Patterson, State Rep. Charlie Stone, Dean, CF Trustee Joyce Brancato, CF Levy Campus Provost Marilyn Ladner and CF Trustee Bobby Durrance. 

  • Woman’s Club sending troops care packages


  • More bridge work in FDOT plans

    Get used to seeing the repair crew that is working on the No. 4 bridge on State Road 24, because when they finish that project they will be moving down the road to do similar repairs and rehabilitation to the No. 3 Channel bridge.