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Today's News

  • Leapin’ lizards

    About a dozen children, with parents in tow, showed up at the Cedar Key Public Library Friday afternoon to watch Geddy the Gecko perform.
       Geddy and the children danced, listened to short stories and songs about several South American countries. About halfway through the program, Geddy transformed into a larger, puffed up version of himself who promptly moved into a break dance routine that culminated with the oversized reptile spinning on his head.

  • CK tap water safe to drink

    From the CK Water & Sewer District website:
    On Wednesday, August 1st at 5:00PM, the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District was given approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow human consumption of the District’s water supply. It is now safe for you to drink the water.

  • Coast Guard medically evacuates man near Cedar Key

     A 50-year-old man was medically evacuated by the Coast Guard approximately 15 miles west of Cedar Key, Saturday. 

  • Give summer stressed plants a helping hand

    By Melinda Myers
    Gardening Expert

    Don’t let summer stressors ruin your landscape’s good looks. Instead give your plants’ natural defenses a boost and keep both vegetable gardens producing and flowers blooming.
    Busy summer schedules can lead to plant neglect and less-than-picture-perfect gardens. When you team this with summer heat and drought that can lead to wilting, brown leaves and poor growth, and add insects and diseases that can further weaken and damage plants, gardens can really suffer.

  • A victory for the fish...of sorts; scalloping improves

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Beacon

    The Gulf waters have settled and are starting to clear. Some areas are still taint and reddish but reports in Steinhatchee, Cedar Key and Homosassa have clearer waters. This will make scalloping much easier.

  • A couple of tips when scalloping

    Hey everyone, I hope all is good and bellies are full. I say that cause mine is. I loaded up the family last week and went scalloping to our south a lil’ ways. We got all we wanted and my knee is feeling it from swimming so much.

  • Candidates take gloves off as primary nears

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@chieflandcitizen.com
    Almost two weeks ago the Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce political rally was a pretty calm affair with candidates talking about themselves and what they would do to be elected.
    Last Friday, in a political rally sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 the words were more heated in several races.

  • Wild to Mild

    Corey Rogers has a sense about horses, about what makes them tick and what it takes to mold them like a lump of clay into a thing of beauty and trust.
    "I just like it, "Rogers said from a barn at Chiefland's White Farms Friday where he works as a trainer. "This is about the only thing I've found I'm good at."
    Rogers, a Chiefland native, likes it so much he moved away to Nevada to train horses after graduating high school in 2007. In June, Rogers came home with intentions to stay, but he wasn't alone.

  • County turns out to honor fallen soldier

    Army Spec. Clarence Williams III, of Brooksville, was killed when his military police unit was attacked in Afghanistan on July 8. Six soldiers died in the attack.
    His body was brought from McDill Air Force Base in Tampa before traveling on U.S. Highway 19 to Carnegie Funeral Home in Chiefland.
    Residents from throughout Levy County turned out to honor the soldier who was said to have a ready smile and hoped to follow in his father's footsteps by joining the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Medicare turns 46 on July 30

    By Doug Heinlen
    Everything changes as it accumulates more birthdays—including vital programs like Medicare.  
    Medicare turns 46 on July 30, and oh, how it has changed throughout the years.
    One landmark event for Medicare, as for most elements of U.S. health care, was the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding most aspects of the new national health-care law.    As implementation of the new law proceeds, what does the future hold for Medicare?