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Today's News

  • Longtime Levy educator, Robert Philpot, dies at 67

    As word spread last Friday morning that one of Williston’s favorite sons had suddenly died, disbelief coupled with sorrow quickly filled the community, leaving tears – and laughter– in its wake.

    Robert Philpot, the gentle giant who taught agriculture at Williston High School for 37 years, passed from this life to the next at his home March 13.

    Throughout the day, social media was ablaze with this beloved son’s death as family, friends, colleagues and students remembered the life he led and his influence on their lives.

  • Testing the limits

    A Cedar Key girl is one of few in the state who participates in adapted track and field for persons with specific physical limitations.

    Eleven-year-old Annie McCain was born prematurely and has a mild case of cerebral palsy, her mother, Jenny said, adding that it effects her balance. She also said Annie is a very bright girl and is in the gifted program at her school.

  • Heath Davis back on city commission

    Former city commissioner and mayor Heath Davis will be back on the Cedar Key City Commission soon after his candidacy for Seat 1 in the May election did not draw any opposition.

    But two other races will be going to the voters as incumbent Sue Colson drew opposition from John G. Blouse III for Seat 5 and newcomers Diana L. Toppings and Jamie Griffin face off in the race for Seat 3.

  • Testing the limits

     

    By ASHLEY THORNTON

    athornton@chieflandcitizen.com

    A Cedar Key girl is one of few in the state who participates in adapted track and field for persons with specific physical limitations.

  • Longtime Levy educator, Robert Philpot, dies at 67

     

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    editor@willistonpioneer.com

    As word spread last Friday morning that one of Williston’s favorite sons had suddenly died, disbelief coupled with sorrow quickly filled the community, leaving tears – and laughter– in its wake.

  • Thank you for your cooperation

     

    With the 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival just around the corner, Cedar Key businesses and residents are reminded of the following restrictions and road closures.

  • Woman's Club dinner a success

    One of the big social events on the island during the winter months is the Cedar Key Woman's Club spaghetti dinner held annually at the Community Center. Folks turn out in droves for a down home meal of spaghetti, marinara sauce, salad, garlic toast and dessert provided by the island's finest bakers.

    But it is much more than a meal that brings them in the door, it's the social atmosphere as folks linger beyond the meal to catch up on what has been happening in the lives of the snowbird (winter) residents and locals' lives.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 5

    March

    Bluegrass at Manatee

    Folk and bluegrass vocal duet  Dick Staber and Judith Chasnoff. will perform March 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater in Manatee Springs State Park, which is located near the canoe launch. Bring a comfortable lawn chair or use the wooden benches.

    This event is free with regular park admission of $6 per vehicle. The gate closes at 6 p.m. so please arrive early.  After exiting there is no re-entry.

     

    Plant Sale

  • Conservation Corner: Fortunately for us

    Submitted by the Energy Advisory Panel Communications Workgroup

    In 1872, President Grant established Yellowstone as the first National Park in the U. S. and the world. Yellowstone, which comprises almost 3,500 square miles was first patrolled by the Army. The National Park Service took responsibility for the park in 1917.

  • Hospital construction beginning in fall

    The field of dreams behind Walmart will be bustling with activity by the end of summer as construction will be under way for the 30-bed facility.

    The 20 acres that was set aside years ago for a 64-bed facility is due to be evaluated with a site survey and soil borings in the next month.

    Frank Schupp, Ameris senior vice president for business development, was in town last week and presented city officials with a proposed timeline for work.