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Local News

  • Students rally to save art at CKS

    By Zoë Stuber, 12th-grade 

  • Driver's license requirements change

     There was a time when passing written, eye and driving tests were all you needed to be a legal Florida driver. These days you have to have concrete proof of who you are.

    As of Jan. 1, new requirements went into effect for anyone renewing or getting a new driver’s license, and it’s caused a few headaches for those issue the licenses.

  • New Chamber plans Welcome Center

    A Cedar Key Welcome Center is back in the works. The Community Redevelopment Board decided Tuesday to reopen the process to convert the empty Creswell House, located next to the Library, into a visitors information hub.  The move came at the request of the newly elected Chamber of Commerce President Tina Ryan and the Board of Directors.  “As you may remember, in years past the Chamber worked hand-in-hand with the City when the City housed us in the old library.

  • Miss Florida USA climbs Cedar Keys Lighthouse

    To help spread the word about Visit Our Lights, the Florida Lighthouse Association specialty license plate, FLA has joined forces with Megan Clementi, Miss Florida USA 2010. 

  • Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy works to preserve Cedar Key

    Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) was founded in Cedar Key  by Captain Rob Crane and the founding board of directors in 1993. It is a non-profit corporation in Florida and an IRS 501c3 designated land trust. As a land trust its business is to own land in trust for preservation, conservation and or public recreation.The FNCC also encourages and assists local governments; as well as other land trusts in the acquisition and preservation of environmentally endangered lands suitable for recreation, preservation or conservation.

  • Cedar Key shows why it’s Florida's number one community

    About 200 people turned out in front of City Hall to celebrate Cedar Key’s new title, Florida’s 2009 Rural Community of the Year, at an awards ceremony Feb. 3. The designation comes from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency. Opening Ceremonies were conducted by Cedar Key School’s Jr. FFA Chapter. The students demonstrated the performance that recently won them third place in regional competition.

  • Fire Marshal investigates Dock Street fire

    The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a fire that broke out on Dock Street earlier this month. The Feb. 12 fire was noticed by two Frog’s Landing patrons as they left the restaurant around 11:30 p.m. The women returned to Frog’s to tell staff that they saw flames in the breezeway that runs below the restaurant between Water’s Edge and Niko’s Bait Shop. While one Frog’s Landing employee called 9-1-1, another grabbed a fire extinguisher and rushed to the breezeway.

  • Lighthouse lovers visit the Cedar Keys

    If you were around town this past weekend, you may have noticed a few extra people visiting the island community.

  • Residents want youth center, workforce housing

    Workforce housing and a youth center are the two projects that Cedar Key could benefit the most from, according to many residents who gathered last week at the Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency workshop to discuss needs and offer suggestions of how to spend the remaining CRA funds.

  • Permitting process delays King Road Mine by one year

    Levy County's hopes for growing business in the county has been dealt a second setback with the announcement that Tarmac America is moving the start date for construction of the King Road Mine from 2010 to 2011.

    The company said the delay is due to a longer than anticipated permitting and review schedule for the limerock mine in south Levy County. Company officials had planned on a four-year  process but now expect it could take five years.