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Today's News

  • Dazzling fish have their own pageant

    Flashing their incredible colors and swishing their flowing tails, approximately 68 koi, 47 goldfish and their 7 owners
    dazzled roughly 300 visitors recently at the 10th Annual Koi and Goldfish Show, hosted by the Nature’s Coast Koi Club.
    The event was held Oct. 9-10 at the home of Johnny and Martha Foster of Old Town. 

  • Conservation Corner: CK transitions to a more sustainable future through recycling

    As we all know, transitions are never easy and that holds
    true for Cedar Key’s efforts towards a more sustainable
    future. But let’s look at some numbers that might give us
    some encouragement:
    Now that we know that our community efforts have nearly
    doubled our recycling, let’s look at how we got there,
    problems that ensued and solutions that help us address these
    problems.
    EDUCATION
    Community informational meetings were held the last

  • Voters head to the polls

    The choice of who will lead Levy
    County, the state of Florida and the
    U.S. Congress all comes down to one
    person on Tuesday: the voter.
    Balloting will take place in 14
    polling locations among the county’s
    20 precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
    Tuesday in Levy County as voters
    across the nation go to the polls to cast
    their ballots in the mid-term elections.
    Early voting is underway at the
    Supervisor of Elections office at 421
    S. Court St, Bronson from 8:30 a.m. to

  • Dysentery hits raccoons on Cedar Key

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said in the past week his
    department has received several calls regarding raccoons
    that were displaying odd symptoms and ultimately had to be
    dispatched.
    Four raccoons were seen in the daylight acting oddly in
    the general area of Hodges and Merrell Avenues.
    Because they are nocturnal animals indicated a problem,
    but in addition they also displayed balance problems —
    walking, falling over, trying to walk again, falling again and
    generally acting groggy and disoriented.

  • Bride's murder means life in prison for groom

    A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine of Cedar Key was murdered by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke.

    The decision on Friday came one week short of the first anniversary of Fine's death on Nov. 4, 2009, at the Rosewood home she shared with Duke and his friend Justin White.

    Duke was also convicted of the false imprisonment of White for forcing the roommate to accompany him to a popular mud bogging site near Bronson where he negotiated White's release to law enforcement officers.

  • Teachers blast salary step decision

    In a quick decision on Oct. 19, the School Board of Levy County passed an
    addition to the contract between the district and the teachers union that made
    salary steps for teachers a negotiated item effective July 1, 2011.
    Previously, the step increases in pay were automatic. Now they must be
    negotiated annually starting in 2011. During an Sept. 14 impasse hearing,
    the board voted unanimously to make the steps negotiable. The decision was
    officially added to the current contract Tuesday.

  • Etheridge takes a school break after 20 years

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday's meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.
    Tuesday's meeting was Etheridge's final day meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston on the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.

  • Winners of the 41st Cedar Key Lions Club Seafood Festival Parade

    Pam Oakley, Parade Marshall & Eileen Senecal Co-Parade Marshal
    Jim Wilcox, judge the Floats and Decorated Boats,
    1st Place Crab Crew… They won $50.00 and have donated the money
    to Cedar Key cheerleaders
    2nd Place Cedar Key cheerleaders
    3rd Place Coconuts
    Cindy Leiner, judge Vehicles and Undecorated Boats,
    1st Place Nancy Bell’s Tricycle… They won $50.00 and have donated to
    the recyclables
    2nd Place WWII Vets
    3rd Place David Feign
    Peggy and Bill Delanie, judges Groups

  • Essential telephone numbers

    Cedar Key City Hall 352-543-5132

    Cedar Key Public Library 352-543-5777
    Hours: Mon., Wed, Thur., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues., 4-8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Cedar Key Water & Sewerage District 352-543-5285
      Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

      • Cedar Key Area Chamber of Commerce 352-543-5600

  • Historical Society looks to save Helen Denham

     By Toni C. Collins