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Today's News

  • It's Option 1 on C Street Bridge

     

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com

    The Cedar Key Commission has decided to recommend the C Street/Dock Street bridge be torn down and replaced without any temporary replacement during the 18-24 month construction time.

  • C Street Bridge work to be delayed

    Plans for replacement of the C Street bridge that leads to the island’s commercial heart are being pushed back two years to allow the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 office more time to analyze and consider “the various challenges presented with this project.”

    The news came in the Levy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning. Just hours before the Cedar Key City Commission was to receive an update on the bridge and two others on the drawing boards. 

  • Works of Bill Roberts on exhibit through February

     The works of Bill Roberts, artist and author, will be on exhibit during February at Brick City Center for the Arts, 25 SW Broadway St., Ocala.

    The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 6 with a reception at 6 p.m.

    All I Ever Wanted to be was a Cowboy exhibit is the work of 82-year- old Roberts. His book of short stories is a reflection of cow hunting in Florida beginning at the tender age of 13 and continuing for the next 35 years. 

  • Levy County goes purple

    Levy County has joined a growing number of cities and counties that have declared themselves appreciative of its veterans who have been injured or killed in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the oldest American military decoration. 

    County Veterans Service Office Director Robert Lowyns presented the Levy County Commission with a proclamation honoring the Purple Heart recipients for dying or being wounded while engaged in combat with enemy forces and the commissioners approved it unanimously. 

  • Reading is fun
  • Mural is dedicated

     The Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge partnered with the Cedar Key Arts Center this year to sponsor a new mural featuring the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts design contest theme, “Seeing the Art in Nature.”  

  • Cedar Key blood drive Friday, Feb. 13

    What difference can a single donation make? One figure frequently cited is that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, since it can provide three lifesaving products: red blood cells, plasma and platelets.

  • Homecoming Fever
  • Cedar Key FFA donates four tons of food

     By SARAH BARTHOLEMY

    Shark Correspondent

    Jan. 16 was a big day for Cedar Key FFA. After two and a half years of growing and donating fresh food to the Cedar Key Food Pantry, the chapter officially donated four tons of food, that’s 8,000 pounds of freshly grown crops, farm raised tilapia, fresh Gulf of Mexico reef fish, one hog and five deer that have been donated over the years. 

  • TNR program nears 1,000 cats

     A Trap Neuter Return program in Cedar Key has treated nearly 1,000 of the town’s feline friends.

    The TNR program, organized by Cedar Key’s Oliver and Doreen Bauer - owners of the Faraway Inn, has spayed or neutered and vaccinated a whopping 951 cats since its start in Oct. 2006.