Today's News

  • County approves new district lines

    The municipalities of Bronson and Fanning Springs, which faced being split under a proposed redistricting plan for Levy County Commission and School Board districts, have been made whole under boundaries approved by the commission on Tuesday.

  • An apology for late delivery of CK Beacon

    Due to printing problems the Cedar Key Beacon is late reaching post boxes and news racks.

    The Post Office will be delivering the Beacon on Friday. The staff of the Beacon would like to thank the Post Office staff for their help this week.

    The newsracks will be delivered today.

    To our readers, we apologize for the inconvenience coming during Christmas week. You have our promise this will not be happening in the future.

    May you have a Joyous Christmas.

  • Merry Christmas

    Children wait eagerly on the dock for Santa Clam and his helpers to disembark from the airboat that delivered him to the City Dock in Cedar Key on Saturday during the island town’s Christmas celebration. Once his clammer’s boots touched land, Santa Clam proceeded to a specially decorated picnic pavilion in City Park to hear children's wish lists.

  • ‘Lucky boat’ pays off in reds

    Hey everyone, I hope everybody was able to hold down the forts with all this wind we’ve had. It has put a major damper on my fishing. Also, put a major push on the tides — we really had some good low tides this week. Good for airboaters, clammers and oystermen — all the above jobs are easier with less water. Well for the most part,  I guess, without getting too technical.

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Dec. 15

    Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      
                  /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset   

  • Shark News for Dec. 15

    December Calendar

    Dec. 15 – Basketball (Away) MSG – 3 p.m., MSB – 4:30, VG – 5:30, VB – 7:00
        Spelling Bee — Middle School, 4th–5th Grade Class; Spelling Bee Finals Auditorium 9 a.m.
    Dec. 19–Jan. 4 – Christmas Break

    Big Wins for Cedar Key FFA

    By Whitney Tyler
    Shark Correspondent

  • Editorial toon for Dec. 15
  • Conservation Corner: Grants for weatherization assistance still available

    For the past two years the Energy Advisory Panel has been promoting the Weatherization Assistance Program. The mission of the program is to reduce the monthly energy burden on low-income households by improving the energy efficiency of their home. The program is funded by the U. S. Department of Energy and is administered by the Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. This is a really good program for several reasons; energy savings, pollution reduction and it helps our neighbors that are economically challenged.

  • Cedar Key FFA has strong showing in leadership contest

    By MacKenzie Kirkbride
    FFA Middle School Reporter

    Levy County’s four powerhouse FFA schools met last Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the First United Methodist Church in Williston to compete in the first level of the FFA leadership contests.
    The contests were Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Creed Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure. These contests are considered by many as the most prestigious contests in FFA.

  • Musicians return for arts festival benefit

    The 2nd Annual Acoustical Afternoon for the Arts featuring Joe Peters and Friends, Linda Hicks and singer/songwriter duo Bishop-Davidson and artist Susan Dauphine return Sunday, Jan. 15, to help rainse money for the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts.
       Dauphine will paint an artwork for the silent auction during the event that begins at 2:30 at the Island Room at the Cove in Cedar Key.