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  • Burial Monday for shooting victim

    Less than two weeks ago Felicia Ann "Red" Fine, 22, married Charles Edwin Duke, 23.

    Wednesday night they argued at their home near Southwest 95th Avenue.

    It ended when he shot her several times, dumped her body at a hunting camp, and took their roommate hostage for more than six hours in a standoff with deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Hurricane Ida Officials: Take this storm seriously

    Emergency management officials are urging residents to closely monitor Hurricane Ida as it heads into the Gulf of Mexico and makes its way toward the Florida Panhandle.

    “All Floridians should take this storm seriously and not be caught off-guard over the next few days,” said Ruben D. Almaguer, Interim Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. “Residents across Florida are urged follow the progress of Ida and be prepared to implement their family disaster plans and heed local advisories."

  • $2 million bond set for Newlywed charged in wife's death, man's kidnapping

    Less than two weeks ago Felicia Fine, 22, married Charles Edwin Duke, 23.

    Wednesday night they argued at their home in Cedar Key.

    It ended when he shot her several times, dumped her body at a hunting camp, and took their roommate hostage for more than six hours in a standoff with deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Seafood Festival promises good food and fun

    Tons of delicious seafood, a parade, live music on the Gulf and shopping in historic downtown Cedar Key – What more could anyone want? The 40th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place this weekend Saturday Oct. 17 and Sunday Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Now's your chance - Cedar Keys Lighthouse is open this weekend

    Seahorse Key gets its name from the shape of the island but its rich history is complex: a detention camp for displaced Seminole Indians, an outpost with a lighthouse built in 1854 to guide ships into the port of Cedar Key, and a prison during the Civil War.

  • Conservation Corner: National Parks PBS documentary announcement

     Connie Nelson’s recent Conservation Corner story mentioned that John Muir – who walked from Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Cedar Key in 1867 – worked with President Theodore Roosevelt to establish America’s National Park Service.  

  • Lions Host Toastmasters International Presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 22

    The public is invited to the Cedar Key Lions Club Speakers Night on Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7 pm.

  • Island readies for coastal cleanup

    As summer comes to an end, residents of Cedar Key, along with volunteers around the world, are preparing for the world's largest annual cleanup of beaches and waterways – the International Coastal CleanupTM (ICC), coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy.

    This Saturday, Sept. 19 an estimated one million volunteers will comb beaches, lake shores, river banks, and even underwater sites in at least 74 countries and 54 U.S. states and territories.

  • Gal not dangerous in divided 3-2 decision

    City of Cedar Key commissioners voted Tuesday night that George Sresovich’s dog Gal is not dangerous after all, reversing a previous decision.

    Revisiting the case was prompted by the city attorney, who while finalizing the paperwork, concluded that the City may not have had sufficient documentation to designate Gal as a dangerous dog and that the May 19 hearing may not have complied with Florida law.

  • Citizens group explores youth center options

    “We took the challenge – there is a need for a youth program,” said Bill Delaino, leader of a citizens group that has been exploring options and possible locations for a community youth center. He presented an update of the group’s findings to the City of Cedar Key Commission last Tuesday night.

    “We’ve been looking wherever possible to incorporate programs for adults and seniors as well,” he said.