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Today's News

  • FEMA assistance to start flowing

     

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    WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Hermine during the period of August 31 to September 11, 2016.

  • Library closed by mold from Hermine

    It reads like something from a horror novel: The old hotel was dark, as there was no power. It was smothering inside while temperatures outside in the 90s with high humidity. And it smelled like a sewer. The elevator shaft resembled a science esperiment gone awry. And mold was growing up shelves from the floor. This was a dangerous place.

  • The length of daylight reminds us that fall is here

    Although it is officially fall according to the calendar, some of our daytime temperatures are saying “July”. But the length of daylight is definitely reminding us that fall is here.

  • A few good brews, and Moon Pies, too

    By Heather Sikes and Jesse Crawford

    Shark Correspondents

    With the revamping of Cedar Key there has been the appearance of two new establishments right on the corner of 2nd street across from Tony’s Seafood. They are the 1842 Daily Grind Coffee Shop and the Cedar Key Country Store.

  • SBA offers disaster assistance to residents ffected by Hurricane Hermine

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

  • Cross Country is off to a great start

    Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    The three meets so far have been hosted by Williston Middle High School, St. John’s Lutheran in Ocala, and Yankeetown School.Cedar Key junior Mackenie Kirkbride has been in the top three runners at every meet and the middle school boys won the Yankeetown meet.

  • Why FEMA is not here, yet

     

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    If you suffered damage when Hurricane Hermine swept by on Sept. 1 and are wondering why FEMA has not shown up to stroke a check it is not going to happen.

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, doers not do things that way any longer. Since 2002 there has been a federal law setting in place a process for obtaining federal aid.

  • Welcome to Cedar Key Mrs. Brooke

    By Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    Mrs. Brooke Smith is the new elementary ESE teacher at Cedar Key School.

    She came to Cedar Key from Chiefland Elementary after teaching there for a year. She has been teaching for 14 years in all since earning her degree from the University of South Florida where she played soccer. Miss Brooke still holds some soccer records at the USF and was formerly a member of the U.S. Olympic soccer team.

  • Posters show author’s purpose

    Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    Fourth graders at Cedar Key School recently participated in a poster contest about the concept of an author’s purpose.

    The winners were Jeremiah Brown, Dana Hinkle and Raechel Brinkman. Jeremiah and Dana tied for first place and Raechel placed second.

    After the contest Dana said she learned that, “Authors can write to inform, express feelings, entertain, or persuade.”

  • Recreation impact fee money closes gap for Shell Mound road

    That worn out, way too narrow strip of asphalt known as Shell Mound Road will finally be widened to 22 feet, have guardrails in a vulnerable spot and be repaved, thanks to the county recreation impact fee fund.