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  • County supports raising the sunken Helen Denham

    The Levy County Commission has thrown its support behind a request by the Levy County Historical Society to bring a sunken ship to light.

    Toni Collins, one of two members of the society, brought the request for the letter up as a non-agenda item at Tuesday's commission meeting. The commission agreed 5-0 to take up the matter and later voted 5-0 to send the letter of support to state officials.

  • July 4 fireworks fundraising still on

    The Greater Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce, which is spearheading this year's pledge drive for the fireworks show at the first (and hopefully annual) Old Florida Clamfest is reporting that it is only half way to its goal of $12,000.

    But more needs to be done very soon as the Chamber needs to meet its goal by June 1.

    Donations can be made online using a PayPal account at www.cedarkey.org/#!fireworks or at the Chamber's Cedar Key Welcome Center two doors down from City Hall on Second Street.

  • Abandonment and local dynamics of the historical bird rookery at Seahorse Key
  • Red snapper season returns

    The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida.

  • The biggest show on the island

    Cedar Key School's annual Kindergarten Circus was presented last week.

    The performance, celebrating the coming end of the school year, was proclaimed "the best ever in 25 years" by School Board Member Chris Cowart of Cedar Key. 

  • New leadership

    Newcomer Diana Topping and returnee Heath Davis were sworn in on the Cedar Key City Commission on Tuesday, along with incumbent Commissioner Sue Colson. All three were elected on May 5.

    The first order of business was electing a mayor and Topping's motion to choose Davis was unanimously approved. Dale Register, who has been mayor, was chosen vice mayor by a 3-2 vote, defeating Colson. Colson and Davis voted for her. 

  • No decision yet on bridges

    One thing is certain about the three bridges of Cedar Key that the Florida Department of Transportation plans to replace: no final decisions have been made on construction options for the Lewis Pass bridge on Gulf Boulevard and the C Street/Dock Street bridge.

    The proposals on the Daughtry Bayou bridge on Gulf Boulevard are non-controversial, said Nelson Bedenbaugh, senior project manager for FDOT District 2. He and Jordan Green updated the Levy County Commission on the status of the projects on Tuesday.

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  • Pet adoption event in Bronson May 16

    The Bronson Ace Hardware, whose manager is Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks, is hosting the next pet adoption event for Levy County Animal Services and adoption fees will be discounted.

    The discount was approved during last Tuesday's commission meeting at the request of Animal Services Director David Weatherford.

  • Bartholemy graduates NAPS

    Lauren Bartholemy, daughter of Stephen Bartholemy and Jolie and Heath Davis of Cedar Key, graduated May 8 from the Naval Academy Prepratory School in Newport, R.I., a one-year program that prepares individuals for life as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

    Bartholemy is a 2014 graduate of Cedar Key High School.

    While at NAPS, she was chosen platoon commander and paraded her fellow classmates during the review that is part of the graduation ceremony.