Today's News

  • Drummond Bank hoops tourney returns to Cedar Key

    For the third year in a row, Drummond Bank is sponsoring the Drummond Bank-CKS Sharks Beach Ball Holiday Tournament in Cedar Key over the holiday break. This year’s event will take place Dec. 27 through Dec. 29 at the CKS gym. Each day games will begin at noon and run through 9 p.m., as there will be a total of six games each day.

  • Workshops at Cedar Key Arts Center for January

    Join the Cedar key Arts Center in January for fun and learning as we experience artists willing to share their talents. There will be a $5 additional fee for those not a member

    of Cedar Key Arts Center. For more information, please visit or call the Cedar Key Arts Center or call Marie Lewis at 716-640-4018.

    Jan. 7: Sewing Help with Bunny Hand, 1:30 p.m. $15

    Jan. 8: Paint Pouring with Ann Kamzelski, 10 a.m. $50

    Jan. 9: Water Color Paint Party with Sandi Allen, 6:30 p.m. $20

    Jan. 12: Recreations with Miriam Novack, 9 a.m. $50

  • Ribbon cutting on the reef

    The University of Florida and project construction and engineering crew members gathered on Dec. 10 for a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Lone Cabbage Oyster Reef in Cedar Key. Boats carrying guests and media members, including a national correspondent for NPR, launched at low tide from the Shell Mound Boat Ramp.

  • Anglers offer advice ahead of saltwater license-free fishing day

    By Suzette Cook/Reporter

    Florida residents and visitors can try their skills and luck at catching saltwater fish without being required to have a recreational saltwater fishing license on Nov. 24.

  • Seafood fest weekend lures record crowd

    Suzette Cook, Reporter

    Just as Richard Rooney of Gainesville was toting an artisan designed flamingo lamp to his car, floats, students, Cedar Key locals, and hopeful politicians began making their way around the corner and over the bridge.

  • UF Scientists share research project activities, results with NCBS visitors

    By Suzette Cook, Staff writer

    Approachable University of Florida experts stood behind their efforts with detailed graphics, and hands-on samples of equipment and specimens related to Nature Coast environmental studies in areas including sea grass ecology, hard clam aquaculture, oyster clusters and reef restoration during a display at the Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key.

  • Evacuation ordered for coastal residents in Levy County

    An evacuation has been ordered for Levy County residents and visitors in the coastal areas of Levy County. This includes, but is not limited to Cedar Key, Yankeetown, Fowlers Bluff, Fanning Springs, and any other area that is prone to storm surge. Please start your preparations for evacuations as soon as you can and be completed by 8pm on Tuesday. Residents and visitors of Cedar Key need to be off the island before the storm surge arrives.

  • Bridges to close ahead of Hurricane Michael

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum announced that in preparation for the significant tidal surge anticipated for our coastal areas in Levy County, SR 24 at the Number 4 Bridge will be closed to traffic going onto the island of Cedar Key at 5 PM Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Only residents and business owners with proper re-entry credentials after the closure is posted will be allowed onto the island to make any final preparations.

    SR 40 west at the Yankeetown General Store will be closed to all traffic at 5 PM tomorrow.

  • Monday afternoon update on Hurricane Michael

    Levy County residents and visitors along the coast are urged to finish their preparations for Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall as a possible Category 3 Hurricane in the panhandle of Florida. Even though the storm is not expected to hit us directly, dangerous storm surge flooding along the Coast of Levy County is expected. Residents and visitors must make preparations now in order to make sure they are safe.

  • Tropical Storm Michael update