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Local News

  • Levy DPS says thanks
  • Klocksien opens November art show

    Peter Klocksien lives and works in Cedar Key.
    Klocksien will be sharing a part of his collection at Cedar Key Arts Center, 457 Second Street in Cedar Key, beginning Nov. 8, with an opening from 5-7 p.m.
    Klocksien has long been influential in the local art scene, having exhibited at the Island Arts Gallery and is currently past-President of the Cedar Key Arts Center. He has collected local art and artifacts for a number of years and operates a website "pklocksien1200" from 2011 - 2014. This website has a collection of native american artifacts.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time, Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • Caretaker charged in manslaughter

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.
    But Helen Bishop’s story was not yet finished.
    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County’s Sheriff’s investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney’s Office to write the final chapters.

  • Levy County stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups this Saturday (Nov. 8)

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don’t always come together, hopes aren’t always realized, and presents aren’t always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It’s a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • 'There is no pain-free plan'

    The Florida Department of Transportation learned a new thing about Cedar Key when 70 residents – about 10 percent of the island’s population – attended a meet-and-greet on construction proposals for replacing three bridges on the island.
    Mayor Dale Register said he learned something as well, “There is no pain-free plan.”

  • Cedar Key bridge meeting Monday

    Submitted by Gina Busscher, FDOT spokeswoman

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups just around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • Airport to get a patch - after bridges are replaced

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    The main runway for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key is going to get a little facelift that county officials hope will hold it until two bridges leading to the airport can be fixed and a concrete runway can be constructed.