Local News

  • Shark News for the week of May 17

    Students Excited About Middle School Dance

    By Mikayla Pope
    Shark Correspondent

  • Woman’s club shows support for troops

    Rick and Patti Fabiani gave the Cedar Key Woman's Club a presentation on the Fisher House coming soon to Gainesville.
    And, after a short video on the foundation, there were few dry eyes in the clubhouse.
    The Fisher House, according to the organization’s website, is about “Supporting America's military in their time of need, we provide 'a home away from home' that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."

  • Florida begins purging voter rolls of non-citizens

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of State is partnering with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify non-citizens who are on voter rolls. The new initiative is proving to be successful. Florida’s Department of State recently sent the information on more than 2,600 potential non-citizens to Florida’s 67 Supervisors of Elections for review and, if warranted, removal from voter rolls.

  • School board OK’s raising school lunch price by nickel



  • Youth Conservation Corps jobs available at Lower Suwannee refuge

    From the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge
    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring four students for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer, according to Refuge Manager Andrew Gude.
      The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and young women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by accomplishing needed conservation projects on public lands.  

  • Refuge officer honored by wildlife federation during police week

    Congratulations to Refuge Officer Kenny McCain, the recipient of the Florida Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Outdoorsman of the Year Award for 2012.
    Officer McCain was chosen by the Federation's board of directors to receive this award because of his "exemplary efforts as a fine outdoorsman and for your leadership in law enforcement which has made a significant impact for conservation throughout the region."  

  • Cooking oil program needs residents’ donations

    Cedar Key has a used cooking oil disposal program with six locations for donations.
    Your used cooking oil will be purchased by Florida By-Products if you deposit it in the receptacles provided by Florida By-Products.
    The owners of the properties where the receptors are located have very generously committed the revenue to be used by the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce for its marketing program.

  • It’s good to be green: Recycling program returning

    The Levy County recycling program is back in business and trailers are being distributed around the county this week.
    The county pulled its recycling trailers in mid-February after the state closed a work camp that supplied inmate labor for sorting and handling the recyclables at the county landfill.
    The county received its first work crew from Lowell Correctional Institute on Monday after an inspection by the prison officer in charge of the inmate work crew program at Lowell.

  • Lions hold candidate forum Tuesday

    The Lions Club of Cedar Key and the Cedar Key News are joining once again to sponsor Candidate Forums in advance of this year’s elections.
    While there are discussions under way regarding a forum in September for candidates in the November general election, the focus now is on elections that may be settled by the Aug. 14 primary.

  • Prove Cedar Key has BEST fishing in America

    Ask any Florida angler the best place to fish and most will tell you about their favorite spot (hint: It's Cedar Key) right here in the Sunshine State; the fishing capital of the world (It's Cedar Key).
    World Fishing Network, a 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, is asking anglers in the U.S. and Canada to select WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town 2012. The network is running separate contests in Canada and the United States. Florida has dozen of towns nominated from coast to coast (But they're not Cedar Key!).