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Today's News

  • County approves spay, neuter trial program for ‘community cats’

    Levy County Animal Services euthanizes around half of the feral cats that are brought in.

    After department officials recently met with animal rescue groups at a no-kill summit in Gainesville, the county may have a solution that could help tackle the high rate of cat euthanasias.

  • County recasts qualifications for tourism director job

    Time is running out for the county to fill its soon-to-be-vacant executive position for Levy County Tourist Development.

    In a last-minute bid to net more ideal candidates, the county, behind a recommendation from outgoing director Carol McQueen, is recasting its description of the position to focus more on marketing skills and experience.

  • Asbell assumes chairmanship on School Board; Etheridge picked as vice chairman

    Cameron Asbell was unanimously voted the new chairman of the School Board of Levy County Nov. 28.

    Rick Turner offered the nomination of Asbell.

    “Mr. Superintendent (Jeff Edison),” Turner said, “it is with honor and a great privilege I offer to you in the form of a nomination the most honorable and admirable Cameron Asbell to serve as chair of the Levy County School Board.”

  • CKS Travel Club hosting spaghetti dinner

    The CKS Travel Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner in the Doug Bishop Auditorium on November 29th. The meal includes a spaghetti dish, rolls, salad, a dessert, and a drink. The dinner will be held from 5:30-7pm with multiple door prizes, and live music from Grace Cowart. During this time, the book fair in the library will also be open. Tickets are $10 a piece, sold by any member of the Travel Club.

  • Outstanding CKS educators recognized

    By Burlynne Mejeris, Shark correspondent

    Congratulations to Cedar Key School Teacher of the Year Carrie Tomlin and Educational Support Personnel of the Year Sue Penny!

    Ms. Carrie and Ms. Sue were selected for their honors by the faculty and staff at CKS.

  • Distinguished CKS couple joining school’s graduation for retirement

    Cedar Key School’s class of 2018 has a couple of honorary members, Coach Brad and Miss Sue, who will be "graduating" to retirement following the CKS graduation in May 2018. The Pennys, seen here walking back to school following a photo shoot with the senior class Nov. 14, plan to retire at the end of the school year following 30 years of unwavering support for the Sharks.

  • CKS AVID students refurbish storm drains

    By Gibbs Yearty, Shark correspondent

    CKS AVID students refurbish storm drains

    Members of the Cedar Key School AVID classes gave a fresh, new look to the storm drain signs on G Street Nov. 17!

    The storm drains were originally painted by CKS students a few years ago, but had faded over time. The new signs bear the same purple and gold message – Shark Pride, Protect the Tide, Dump No Waste.

  • CKS Beta Club leads with service

    Members of the Cedar Key School Beta Club put their organization's motto – ‘Let Us Lead By Serving Others’ – into action Nov. 15 by working on a project for the entire community to enjoy. The service that Beta members were providing involved preparing more than two dozen wreaths that will be used to decorate City Park.

  • Cedar Key runners improve times at district

    The young Cedar Key boys' and girls' cross country squads didn't post any qualifiers for regionals, but did see across-the-board improvements from last season at the District 1A-5 5K championship meet Oct. 25 at St. Francis Catholic Academy in Gainesville, led by their sibling duo.

    Shark brother and sister Brandon (21:06.48) and Makalynn Bowling (26:53.80) were out in front for their respective teams, as the CKS boys defeated Bell and Trenton to take seventh place. The Lady Sharks were one short of enough competitors to receive an official team score.

  • Cedar Key Community Garden stands as tribute to City’s unique charm

    The Cedar Key Community Garden, located on 2nd Street by the Island Hotel, recently had a Fall cleanup doing the usual garden maintenance activities.

    Things like renewing the mulch around the beds, pruning vegetation, putting more compost in beds that had settled. The communal transplant bed was planted with seed for cool weather crops like lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, beets, collards, etc.

    In about three weeks, all the garden members will then share the transplants, which will shorten the time to harvest. We got a lot done.