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Local News

  • Drought not yet critical for area farms

    While the effects of little to no rain are obvious in the flow of area springs and rivers, farm experts agree that the record-breaking drought is still too early in its development to cause much worry for farmers in the tri-county area.

  • The shadows of achievement

    Zandy Zettler stood back alone and eyed the long wooden wall adjoining the Cedar Key Arts Center, pondering the flat black figures cast across its exterior under the noonday sun. The shadows, likenesses of children stretching and crouching, had been trapped there for days, awaiting the paint-dipped brush of tiny hands to set them free.

  • Principal Sue Ice to retire in June

    Sue Ice, principal at Cedar Key School, did not intend to retire this year. She was planning on doing it next year.

  • Cedar Key Lions learn the many faces of domestic violence

    By RORY BRENNAN

    Publicity

  • To the citizens of Levy County,

    I would like to announce my intention not to run for re-election for the Levy County School Board, Dist. 2 position.
    I want to thank the people of Levy County for allowing me to serve in this capacity for the past 12 years. I consider this experience an honor.
    Many changes are taking place at the district, state and federal level in our schools.  Our teachers and staff have faced the challenge put before them in every situation.  Thank you for a job well done.

  • SMALL STAFF - BIG JOB

    By Toni Collins
    Special to the Beacon

  • Thirty-two left unemployed by fire

    Thirty-two full and part-time employees of the Rusty Rim and Coconuts on Dock Street have been left unemployed by an early morning fire on Jan. 26.
    The fire, which damaged the second floor restaurant - the Rusty Rim - also resulted in damage to Coconuts when water to extinguish the flames flowed down to the first floor operation.

  • Cedar Key star party begins Monday

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Cedar Key Museum State Park will host the National Stars-n-Parks Programs on Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24.

  • Cedar Key names its King and Queen

    Cedar Key School’s Homecoming Court 2012. Pictured from left: Brooke Allen, Chloe Reynolds, Claire Brown, Josh Sills, Courtney Daniel, Brandon Register, King Stephen Bainbridge, Queen Miranda Haire, Stevie Smith, Jessi Robinson, Caroline George, Cody Beckham, Jenny Bierman, Tyler Miller and Phoebe Cahours. Front, from left: kindergarten representatives Siosaia Wilson and Alyssa Beckham.
     

  • State, schools partner to get students into real world

    Greg Ira, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Education Director, is a man with a mission.
    “We want to make sure the students get out,” he said during a visit Thursday to Cedar Key Scrub. “We’re taking the classroom out of the school.”