Today's News

  • Cedar Key hires two department heads

    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.

  • County opposes laxer wildlife rules

    The state agency that issues permits that allow people to own lions, tigers, bears, chimpanzees and other exotic and dangerous animals is reviewing its regulations and the Levy County Commission wants to put a choke chain on any attempts to loosen the rules.

    Between 2008 and 2010 there were a series of situations where county officials learned they were not notified in advance that permits were issued to keep captive wildlife classified as dangerous by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Climate change should not be a political issue
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  • Our View: Jim Crow of another form

    It was just a short time ago that an appeals court in Florida ruled that the Sunshine clause in the state Constitution did not require councils and commissions of counties and municipalities to take public comment during meetings that were required to be open to the public.

    The Legislature stepped in and in 2013 told local governing bodies they had to take public comment and to formulate a policy to address the issue.

  • 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival Mar. 28 and Mar. 29

    Recently named one of the top 50 juried fine arts festivals in America by ArtFairCalendar.com (including recognition as one of the top five juried arts festivals in the South), the small island community of Cedar Key knows how to put on a great show.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 19


    Friends of the Library

    The Cedar Key Friends of the Library will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. Light refreshments will be served. 

     At 7 p.m., the national touring guitar duo, Patchouli, will entertain with a guitar and vocal concert. This free celebration of music will be held at the Community Center.  It is Patchouli's third presentation in Cedar Key.


    Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

  • Parking Restrictions and Street Closures:

    City Park Venue

    • Noon, Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on 2nd Street

    • 3 p.m., Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on A St.

    Second Street Venue

    • 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 – Cars should be removed from 2nd Street (Hwy. 24 to A) by 6:30 p.m. No parking on the section of B Street adjacent to the Island Hotel (access for Island Hotel guests only).

  • 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.

  • 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.