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Today's News

  • 'There is no pain-free plan'

    The Florida Department of Transportation learned a new thing about Cedar Key when 70 residents – about 10 percent of the island’s population – attended a meet-and-greet on construction proposals for replacing three bridges on the island.
    Mayor Dale Register said he learned something as well, “There is no pain-free plan.”

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups right around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don’t always come together, hopes aren’t always realized, and presents aren’t always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It’s a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • Cedar Key clear of red tide

    After nearly two months of commercial clam lease closures, red tide has moved out of Cedar Key, according to officials.
    The Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission reported this week that Karenia brevis, the organism responsible for Florida red tide, was not detected in samples taken from Cedar Key.
    Samples were also clear in Dixie, Wakulla, Bay, Gulf and Pasco counties, according to FWC.

  • The Great Suwannee River Cleanup — the last 20 miles

    The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river and the final 2014 clean-up.  The last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges and all the volunteers they can muster.

  • Shark News - Week of 10-23-14

    FFEA club holds
    induction meeting for new members

    By Tabatha Hays
    Shark Correspondent
    Cedar Key School’s Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) Club met Wednesday, Oct. 8. Club members are looking forward to the upcoming school year and being involved in many events, such as: shadowing teachers, helping the teachers out in their classrooms and fundraising throughout the school year.

  • Seafood galore

    Cedar Key's 45th Annual Seafood Festival drew landlubbers by the hundreds to the island community to sample its seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts and much more. Pictured, Jasmine Kish works the booth in support of the Cedar Key School science department.

  • Concern over group home for sex offenders growing

    A home in East Williston that houses sex offenders and sex predators is causing concern in the community and Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum asked the Levy County Commission to consider legal actions that can be taken to limit such residences.
    The single-family home at 21161 NE 35TH ST, which is not a group home, had seven sex offenders and three sexual predators registered at the address on Monday, McCallum said. “These numbers continue to rise.” It is outside the city limits of Williston.

  • Fired-up speaker
  • 45th Seafood Festival

    Hungry for seafood? Arts & crafts? Live music on the Gulf?
    Cedar Key is the place to be this weekend, Oct. 18-19.
    The 45th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival offers all that and more. Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness, the festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun. The event is supported by sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture’s Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program.

  • Airport to get a patch - after bridges are replaced

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    The main runway for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key is going to get a little facelift that county officials hope will hold it until two bridges leading to the airport can be fixed and a concrete runway can be constructed.