Today's News

  • Gettin’ back to fishin’ after missing last week

    Hey everybody, sorry for missing last week. I spent most of the week out of town and not on the water. A fishing report that is made up, not really my style. 

    This week I was able to wet a boat four days. I went to the Waccassassa River one day, Horseshoe Beach one day and the Suwannee River and my backyard good ol’ Cedar Key.

  • Cedar Key, home of the ‘Hazwoper’

    Cedar Key is now the home of the Hazwoper. What-woper? HAZWOPER - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

  • Big blue marina has new owners

    What is commonly known as the “big blue marina” on State Road 24 is now under ownership of a couple who were customers but now are putting their personal touch on the place.

    Santa and John Blouse, who are originally from Maryland, moved to Ocala in 1994 and began a heating and air conditioning business. But John Blouse kept feeling the lure of the water. The couple would come to Cedar Key as much as possible, eventually starting Hooked-Up Charters in 2006 and storing their boat at the Cedar Key Marina.

  • Don’t ask, don’t smell - a visit to the Cedar Key Sewer Treatment Plant

    Next time you flush your toilet, give a silent thank-you to the men who work at the Cedar Key Sewage Treatment Plant and be glad it is them, and not you, who work there.

    Then, thank them again when you see them around town.

    A tour of the plant on Tuesday by the proud manager, Jack Hotalling, revealed more than any resident would ever want to know, see or smell about the facility.

  • Voracious reader scores perfect on FCAT

    Book publishers can’t keep up with Heather Denton, 14, who plows through piles of books every week. But, she is prepared and has a “pretty big collection of books.”

  • City Commission denies garbage rate increase

    A request by WastePro, the city's garbage and recycling provider, to change their contract by adding an almost 4 percent “cost of living” increase was denied by the City Commission Tuesday night. However, the commission left the door open for discussions about other ways the city and the company can save money.

    Public Works Director Josh Wilson gave a presentation that demon- strated the cost savings and increases in recycling rates over the past 10 months.

  • Burn Ban Lifted


  • Recycling trailer overflows with trash

    This was the recent scene at the recycling trailer at SR 24 and CR 347. According to Cedar Key’s Public Works Director Josh Wilson, people have been repeatedly dumping non-recyclable garbage at the trailer - including tires and mattresses.

    Levy County’s Landfill Director Benny Jerrels came out to take a look and has warned that if it happens again, the trailer will be removed and not brought back again.

  • Hazardous Waste Day collection a huge hit

    Household Hazardous Waste Day only comes around once a year and oh, what a year it was. The turn out for 2011 was more than the last two years combined.

  • A deal is a deal

    Back in mid-winter, when the FFA Aquaculture team was beginning to practice for the state contest, the team asked me, “If we win the state, will you take us charter fishing?”