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Today's News

  • Getting to know: “Agent P”

    Cedar Key’s Police Department has a well known leader, Chief Virgil Sandlin. But, the men who make up his force may be less known. I sat down with Cpl. David Perry this week to find out more.

    The Basics: He is 33 years old and in April will have been on the force for six years — his first job out of the police academy. He has been married for “around” eight years and has a four year-old son, also known as “My World”.

  • CLAMERICA Celebration “clams up” in 2011

    After seven years of successfully sponsoring the CLAMERICA Celebration on the 4th of July in Cedar Key, the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association announced last week that the 2011 festival will not be held.

    Although organizers said they are not “happy as clams” over their decision, there were several factors to consider:

    • The national holiday falls on a weekday this year, which would require downsizing the event.

  • Cedar Key woman charged in Williston Burglary

    Four people, including one from Cedar Key, were arrested on Monday on a variety of felony charges relating to a break-in at a Williston home where about $20,000 in belongings — a safe, jewelry, prescription pills —plus a car were taken, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.

  • Don Smith Memorial Service

    The memorial Service for Don Smith will be held Saturday, January 15 at 2pm at the Christ Epsicopal Church on the corner of SR 24 and F Street.

  • Website created to educate and foster discussion on racism

    Edward Gonzalez-Tennant could be called a man of racial violence. Not because he practices it, but because he searches it out, hoping to bring it to the surface.

    In 2005, that search brought him to Rosewood, a once predominantly black town in Levy County that was destroyed in a race riot in 1923.

    Gonzalez-Tennant, a doctoral candidate and anthropology instructor at the University of Florida, said Monday, “Until that point (in 2005), nobody had done extensive academic research on Rosewood.”

  • Fishing with Cap'n. Danny Allen

    Happy New Year everybody. I hope everybody had a safe and happy holiday season. Now it's time to return to reality — back to work, back to the grind.

    We had a couple of trips this weekend never really doing much, fishing real hard and boating a fish here and there. The best way to describe fishing right now "wishy washy." I took a group of kinda local boys out of Fenimore Mill condos Saturday. We fished pretty hard and got one nice redfish and few bites. But we never figured things out, so we headed in early to catch the Gators playing football.

  • Winter time is the best time to visit the Refuge

    Cedar Key resident, Bob Hudson recently visited the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge with a friend - in an attempt to hunt hogs. While they didn’t shoot any hogs, Hudson did shoot some really interesting photographs.

  • Chalk one up for Sharks

    If moral victories exist, chalk one up for Cedar Key in spite of a 65-46 home loss against Chiefland on Tuesday.

    After an 0-9 start and a winless 2009-10 campaign, the young Sharks could have easily swam far away from the shores of Cedar Key, and into the secluded deep of the Gulf. But thanks to a loyal fanbase and the never-give-up hustle of its players, 1A Cedar Key was able to give the 2A Indians more than it bargained before while achieving a team goal in the process.

  • Click here to vote for Cedar Key as coolest town in America by February 11th.

    You probably already think that Cedar Key is one of the coolest towns in America, but did you know that you can vote in an online poll and make sure it is officially the coolest small town in America?

    For the past five years, Budget Travel magazine has profiled up-and-coming American towns that really stand out. The towns must be part hip, part humble and must offer visitors a truly authentic experience. For the past three years they have offered an online poll to help deter- mine who is the coolest.

  • Conservation Corner - A New Year’s Resolution:

    By Eileen Bowers Special to the Beacon