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Today's News

  • The magic behind the mural

    Last summer, Darlene & Bryon Skarupski, owners of The Market at Cedar Key, decided it was time to redo the historic Native Indian mural that had been welcoming visitors there for over 15 years.

    They hired Travis Parks, who had done a number of recent murals in Cedar Key, in addition to being one of the artists that painted the existing mural, and prep-work began.

  • Cedar Key Publc Library lecture series

    There will be several short closures of the building between now and the end of our "season," due to construction aspects of the rebuilding process and for our scheduled inventory. These closures will be announced as soon as definite dates are established. We have no phone service into the library at present, but we're working on getting this fixed. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or concerns. All library programs are free and open to the public.

    Cedar Key Public Library Winter lecture series 2017

  • 1842 Daily Grind reopens in Cedar Key

    Terry Williams and Martin Kemp were emotionally devastated. Their business was just simply devastated in late September 2015 by Hurricane Hermine, but with the passage of time and hard work, the two men healed their damaged emotions and their destroyed business.

    So, it was with a shared sense of excitement on the morning of Jan. 26, when they left home to open their small coffee shop and restaurant for what was essentially, their third grand opening within the past six months.  

  • Upstart Sharks fall short in district tournament

    When Cedar Key coach David Tomlin reflected on his team’s tournament loss to rival Bronson Monday night, he saw a lot of good both teams could take away from the closely-fought district quarterfinal matchup.

    No. 4 seed Bronson, which answered a Sharks rally in the middle quarters, prevailed 54-47 to move on to face top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Trenton in Thursday’s District 1A-7 semifinal round at 7:30 p.m. in Trenton.

  • Davis begins role as editor of newspaper

    David Davis is the new editor for the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon. Citizen General Manager Dale Bowen made the announcement Feb. 2.

    “David has vast experience in the journalism field and an excellent understanding of community newspapers,” Bowen said. “We are excited to have David on the team, I know the community will appreciate his improvements to the newspapers.”

  • Boys hoops set for district tournament in Bell

    Monday marks the start of the opening round of the District 1A-7 boys’ basketball tournament in Bell, but local county teams Chiefland, Cedar Key and Bronson will have to wait a day to tip off their quarterfinal bids.

    No. 6 seed Chiefland (4-16) meets county rival Bronson (10-11), the third seed, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before No. 7 Cedar Key (1-20) takes on second-seeded Dixie County (Cross City) that night at 7:30 p.m.

  • Arts Center to open new show Feb. 4

    A public art opening for Wings and Lois Benninghoff’s Mixed Mediums Show opens Feb. 4, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all.

    Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key and enjoy all of the art produced by the community for the annual Open Art Show.

    This year the theme is “Wings.” It is fun to see what people create that shows their personal interpretation of the theme.

  • Local siblings share big dreams on the court

    Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    She’s a budding prep star, one of the standouts among the county’s impressive class of sophomores.

    He’s a former county star, having twice led Chiefland in scoring, and having played a key role in its final four run in 2014, now on the verge of starting the next phase of his hoops career.

    Her older brother’s former team, a team she once rooted for, is now her neighboring rival.

    He now roots for Cedar Key, at least when it comes to his sister’s Lady Sharks.

  • Cedar Key girls come back for thrilling county win over Bronson

    The Cedar Key girls already had to survive a critical stretch in the third quarter without its top player, do-it-all sophomore Jasmin Jackson, who rested with four offensive fouls last Thursday in the CKS gym.

    Then, in the final two minutes of the game, the Lady Sharks would have to do it again without Jackson, who fouled out with just over two minutes to play, with her team clinging to a 32-30 lead against county and district rival Bronson.

    But the young-and-improving CKS squad showed its defense was up to the task.

  • Lady Sharks open district tournament Monday in Trenton

    The Cedar Key girls kick off the District 1A-7 tournament next Monday, Jan. 30, as the fifth-seeded Lady Sharks take on No. 4 seed Bronson.

    Monday’s tipoff is at 6 p.m. at Trenton High School.

    CKS (6-15, 4-8) and the Lady Eagles (10-10, 7-5) split their pair of regular season matchups, with each claiming a home victory. Cedar Key came from behind to knock off BMHS 36-32 in early January, after Bronson prevailed 50-37 in their earlier meeting in December.