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  • Water District November Update

    The FOG Problem FOG: Fats, oils, and grease.  If homeowners, and especially restaurants, pour grease down the drain, the sewer lines become clogged and the beneficial bacteria that do the dirty work at the wastewater treatment plant die off. When this happens, rules of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection require that the District stop disposal of the treatment plant effluent by way of groundwater infiltration, and instead disposing of the effluent into Cedar Key’s surface waters.

  • Jury unanimous: Yearty, Parker guilty

    Levy County Commissioners William Samuel "Sammy" Yearty and Robert Anthony "Tony" Parker were unanimously found guilty by a jury of conspiring and accepting a $10,000 bribe to pay for a trip to New York City in December 2007 in return for favorable treatment of a project proposed by an FBI agent posing as a developer.

    Yearty was also found guilty on a third charge — lying to a federal agent — for denying in an interview that he had accepted a lunch, dinner or gift from anyone.

  • Community Night rescheduled for Dec. 19Cedar Key December Events Calendar

    Cypress Christmas Party - Dec. 14

    Cypress Station in Sumner will hold its annual community Christmas party on Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Santa will bring a present for every child between the ages 0-11 and refreshments will be served.  

    Sign-up at the store by Friday, Dec. 11 to ensure Santa brings enough gifts for everyone. 

     

    4-H Christmas party - Dec. 14

  • EAP encourages residents to support Pay As You Throw

    Cedar Key’s green movement all started with a citizen on a golf cart, Commissioner Heath Davis said at the Alternative Ways of Managing Solid Waste seminar held in October. “He rode up to me and said, ‘Let’s make this whole island green,’ ”Davis said, who was Mayor at the time. “I told him I’m a fisherman – and then someone thought I could do banking.

  • Prosecutor named to replace Smith as County Judge

     

  • And the winners are...

      

    A Cedar Key Christmas 2009 Decorations Judging

    This is a report from the judges of the decorations for "A Cedar Key Christmas."

    While the judges shall remain anonymous, they were honored to be selected.

  • Mayor challenges residents to give books to students

    “If you like to see children read – there’s something you can do to help,” Mayor Sue Colson said Tuesday night at the close of the city budget workshop.

    The middle school library is in need of a full set of the 15 Sunshine State Readers books, Colson said. “The school has two sets, but if you have 10 kids that want to read the same book, they can’t,” she said. “I want that taken care of.”

  • City adopts tentative millage and budget

    After nearly two months of budget workshops – some contentious, some congenial – Cedar Key commissioners adopted a tentative millage and $1.4 million budget this week.

    With approximately $200,000 cut from last year’s operating budget, commissioners decided they would not need to raise the millage. It will remain the same – 3.1355.

    “And that’s no raise in taxes,” said Commissioner Gene Hodges. “That’s exactly what it was last year.”

  • More people, trash and miles covered in this year’s Coastal Cleanup

    Braving the muck and grime, volunteers scavenged roughly 26.5 miles of Cedar Key coast on Saturday, collecting approximately 2000 pounds of trash as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.

    Fifty-nine (and-a-half) volunteers turned out to do their part, collecting garbage wherever water met the land in and around the Cedar Key area. How do you get half a volunteer?

    “Sawyer Jackson isn’t even two-years-old yet, and this is his second Coastal Cleanup,” said Cedar Key Mayor Sue Colson.

  • Spilled soda lands van in drink

    Around 1 p.m. on Sept. 16, Angelica Doty, 25, of Cedar Key, was driving her 2007 Nissan mini van on Hwy 24 eastbound out of town when she spilled her drink, according to police reports.

    Not wanting the mess, Doty reached for the cup, inadvertently pulling the steering wheel with her, police reported. The van ended up in the gulf, 25 feet from the southbound side of the road, about 150 feet from the wooden bridge, and almost completely submerged. “It was an unusually high tide that day,” said Corporal David Perry.