Today's News

  • Trophy bass tagging study already revealing

    Trophy bass tagging study already revealing

    This past spring, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists tagged 136 trophy largemouth bass greater than eight pounds in Florida’s public waters. Each trophy bass had a yellow plastic dart tag inserted into the back of the fish just below the dorsal (back) fin.

    Each tag has a unique number that identifies a monetary reward value and information on how to report catches.

  • Al Macri will face Joyner for District 3 seat

    In a candidacy announcement, Macri wrote:

    “Hello, my name is Al Macri and I am asking for your vote and support as I am running for Levy County Commissioner District 3, which is being vacated by Marsha Drew. 

    “I am 57 years old and came to Levy County from Palm Beach County in 1981. I live in Morriston with my wife, Etter Brooks Macri, who was born in Montbrook.

  • Cindy Roach announces candidacy for superintendent

    Dear Citizens of Levy County,

    Our children are our future, and they deserve an education that will best prepare them to make an honest living and to fulfill their dreams. 

    Our children deserve knowledgeable and inspired teachers in the classroom. Our children, teachers, staff, administrators, and our communities deserve a knowledgeable leader who has a vision for the future of education in Levy County.

  • Ya learn somethin’ everyday

    By Bev Ringenburg

    Over the past month I’ve pretty much been confined to the couch because of foot surgery, which means I’ve had a bit more time to do some channel surfing and finally learned how to watch programs “On Demand” (I know, I’m way behind the times).  What I found was the Documentary Channel and what I watched were two pretty interesting documentary films called “Tapped” (produced in 2009) and “Bag-It” (produced in 2010).

  • All I Ever Wanted To Be Was A Cowboy By Bill Roberts

    Back in the early 1960s, I was living in the Ocala National Forest in an area between the Oklawaha River and the St. Johns. My great-grandfather, Anderson Roberts homesteaded here when Florida was still just a territory.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 13

    September 13


    WWII vets meeting

    The World War II Vets group will meet at Deke’s Steak House in Chiefland between 11 a.m. And 11:30 a.m. Any news regarding Vets please notify Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310,  or via mail at 215 N.E. 5th St., Williston, FL. 32696, or via email jvcv5@embarqmail.com. 



    September 14

  • New TV show has ties to Cedar Key

    By Rima Beck

    Public Relations

    Aadapted by Michelle Pearson of Cedar Key

  • County tentatively approves budget, tax

    The Levy County Commission approved a tentative budget of $62,352,856 and a property tax millage of 8.5759 by a 4-1 vote on Sept. 6 with Chair Danny Stevens of Williston (D-District 5) dissenting.

  • Coastal Cleanup is Saturday


    Aquacuture Extension Agent

    The International Coastal Cleanup, taking place this Saturday, is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect the ocean.

  • Jack Hotaling, water district manager, dies

    John H. "Jack" Hotaling, 72 of Cedar Key and Tampa. died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. He was born June 30, 1940, in Albany, N.Y. to the late Rachel and ElmoHotaling.