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Today's News

  • Paddle for a cause

    Whether it be paddling down the Waccasassa or sitting on the banks of the little river watching the racers come across the finish line, the Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race promises to be family fun all for a good cause.

  • Cedar Key Sharks dominate at track and field districts

    Last Wednesday the Cedar Key Sharks Track and Field team traveled to Oak Hall School to participate in the FHSAA Track and Field District Finals. The results are as follows:

    Varsity Girls:

    1st Place, Shot-put: Ashlyn Allen

    1st Place, Adaptive Shot-put: Annie McCain

    1st Place, Adaptive Wheel Chair 200 Dash: Annie McCain

    1st Place, Adaptive Wheel Chair 800 Dash: Annie McCain

    2nd Place, Pole Vault: Amanda Robinson

    3rd Place, 100 High Hurdles: Sarah Bartholemy

    3rd Place, Pole Vault: Jadyn Beckham

  • Quint Mitchell returns in 'Hurricane Island'

    Mystery author Parker Francis targets Florida’s Gulf Coast in his latest mystery/thriller, Hurricane Island. Francis sends his private investigator to the fishing village of Cedar Key in the third installment of the Quint Mitchell Mystery series, where a relaxing visit with an old friend turns deadly.

  • Conservation Corner: Good News

    If you watch the news on a regular basis, you know that good news is hard to come by. The nightly news content is usually about war and hatred, crime, natural disasters and various other sad stories with a feel good story thrown in at the end of the broadcast. But there is good news, especially concerning the environment. You just do not hear about it very much. So the following is just a few of the positive stories about the environment.

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

    Joseph Fry

    Sculpture , Booth 49

    Clanton, Alabama

    Best of Show

     

    Steve Andrews

    Painting, Booth 54

    Tallahassee, Florida

    Best 2D

     

    Leland Williams

    Sculpture, Booth 107

    Crescent City, FL

    Best 3D

     

    Shoshana Matthews

    Award of Excellence

    Fiber, Booth 91

     

    Cynthia Pagel

    Award of Excellence

  • Say no to mosquitos

    It's that time of year again, things are starting to bloom and warmer temperatures are bringing out the bugs.

    After getting a lot of rain over the winter, Matt Weldon, director of Mosquito Control and director of Parks and Recreation for Levy County, said he thinks we're going to have a good bit of mosquitos this spring.

    Right around dusk and dawn are when mosquitos are the worst, so be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and make sure you are covered up, Weldon said.

  • A dream for Jacob

    One Cedar Key student is chasing his dreams of working in the field of special effects.

    The Cedar Key School's art club is raising money to send 11th grade student Jacob Bishop to Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota for a summer art program.

    “He draws all the time,” said Art Club Director and ESE teacher at Cedar Key School Zandy Zettler, during the art festival on Saturday, adding his career goal is to work in special effects and “he's always known what he's wanted to do.”

  • County EMS collections above state average

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1, with Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood dissenting, to write off $302,541.60 owed to the Emergency Medical Service, sending collectible debt to the EMS contractor who will pursue payments. It also approved writing off $2,643.85 in bad debt for the Department of Public Safety.

  • FDOT up to 8 plans for C/Dock Street Bridge

    Possible plans for the replacement C/Dock Street bridge are up to eight possible options with the introduction of the latest, No. 8, at an open house and public comment session hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday evening at the Cedar Key Community Center.

    It is one of three bridges proposed for replacement with construction planned for Fiscal Year 2017, beginning July 1, 2016. The other two on Gulf Boulevard at Daughtry Bayou and Lewis Pass.

  • Two department heads hired

     

    The Cedar Key Commission held a special meeting on Wednesday, March 11, and decided on two individuals to hire for department head openings. 

    City employee Bill Crandley was offered and has accepted the Public Works Director position via a phone call with Mayor Dale Register and City Clerk Teresa George. His annual salary is $35,000 and he begins his new job on Saturday, March 21.