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Today's News

  • Levy DPS says thanks
  • '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.”

  • 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.

  • Caretaker charged in manslaughter

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.
    But Helen Bishop’s story was not yet finished.
    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County’s Sheriff’s investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney’s Office to write the final chapters.

  • County to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time, Levy County will put its legal notice business – including the annual delinquent tax rolls – up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shark News - Week of 11-20-14

    Junior class
    Pie Auction reminder

     
    By Emily Colson
    Shark Correspondent
    Fall is the season of giving – pie!
    Come join the junior class in the Cedar Key School Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 24, for the 2014 Pie Auction. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m.
     This is the 22nd year that pies have been auctioned off to help the junior class pay for the annual prom and the junior-senior banquet.
     Bring your best baked goods – and your wallets!