Local News

  • TNR efforts to continue via Sheltering Hands

    Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) efforts will continue for Cedar Key through the efforts of Sheltering Hands, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.
    The good news is there is a $25,000 grant for TNR in zip codes 32625 and 32683. Now is your opportunity to ask for assistance with the feral/stray cats in your neighborhood. This grant allows for neuter/spay and vaccinations at no cost to you, though donations are appreciated since transportations costs are not covered.

  • Commission to discuss sign ordinance at May 1 CRA meeting

    The reading and discussion of Ordinance No. 482, regarding Sign Regulations, was removed from the Cedar Key City Commission’s evening’s agenda and rescheduled for the May 1 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting.
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  • Shark News for April 26

    Top five fantastic FCAT tips

    By Taryn Epperso
    Shark Correspondent
     FCAT, the test that starts in third grade, and is taken until a student’s sophomore year of high-school, determine what classes you take by the score you get. Having taken FCAT for six years, I’ve accumulated a set of tips that can prepare you for the big test!

  • Swanson fund raiser under way

    Bethaney Swanson, a long-time Williston resident and real estate agent, has been diagnosed with lung cancer in both lungs.
    The surgery she needs is not covered by her insurance. The cancer is spreading quickly and she needs the procedure as soon as possible.
    A fund has been set up at Perkins State Bank for donations to help with her medical expenses.
    Checks can be made payable to Bethaney Swanson, Medical Account and friends asked for prayers and support.
    For more information, contact Sharon Brannan, CPA, at 528-6558.

  • County, regional unemployment drops

    The news on local employment has not been this good for more than three years: Unemployment for the three-county region of Levy, Marion and Citrus was 10.1 percent in March.
    Last time it was that low was December 2008 when it was 10 percent.
    For Levy County the news is especially sweet as unemployment dropped from 10.1 percent in February to 9.4 percent in March. Neighboring Marion was at 10.3 and Citrus was 10.1.

  • Recycling remains on hold

    Levy County officials are still in a holding pattern waiting for the state Department of Corrections to sign off on a contract to provide inmate labor for the recycling program at the county landfill.
    County Coordinator Fred Moody said he he still waiting on the contract to come from the state to restart the inmate work crew program and the recycling program.

  • Dire year ahead for city budget

    The message out of a political forum held on Friday is that the city budget is facing a dire situation next year and the commission may have to consider cuts.
    But the question is where — will it be in jobs or services.

  • Arts Fest: Official 2012 posters, T-shirts for sale

    Make sure to get the official Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Festival poster, featuring the contest winning painting, “Sunfire”, by Robert Goodlett, available for purchase at the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, this week.
    The limited edition poster provides residents and visitors with a special remembrance of our area and are available for $10 unframed or $20 framed all weekend at the Information Booth. T-Shirts will also be available for $18 each at the information booth and the Cedar Keyhole Co-Op, both located on Historic 2nd Street.

  • Winners! State FFA champs

    The Cedar Key Middle School brought home its third consecutive state FFA Aquaculture Championship on April 21 and one team member was singled out as the top finisher overall.
    Eighth grader Cheyenne Clanton led the team in overall points to become the individual state champion. Sixth grade FFA member MacKenzie Kirkbride ranked third individually in the state, just one point behind Cheyenne. A young man from Gray Middle School took home second place individual honors.

  • 2nd Street closing

       Art Festival set-up will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 along 2nd Street between State Road 24 and B Street. Please be aware this area will be closed to traffic and parking. Cars will be subject to towing at that time. The festival committee thanks the community for its support as we prepare for this annual event.