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Today's News

  • Early Santa sighting in Cedar Key

    A small army of children from Cedar Key and Rosewood descended upon the Community Center Monday night, once they realized that Santa had slipped into town early on a firetruck. The only hint were the Christmas lights that decorated his ride.

    Somehow, he managed to not only get into Cedar Key virtually undetected but he also set up his headquarters - complete with an elf named Teresa.

  • Middle School FFA competes and wins at UF

    Cedar Key School FAA met 40 of the top FFA teams in the state in the food science competition at the University of Florida on December 4 and came home winners. Cedar Key's Future Farmers of America students included Laia Gore, Brooke Allen, Mikayla Pope, Caitlin Goss, Ariel Alexander, Taryn Epperson, Abby Osteen and Samantha Sapp.

  • Conservation Corner - Promoting Energy Awareness, Conservation and Sustainability

    As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words… so, I’ll try to keep this short (and sweet!).

    If you’ve looked around town on Monday mornings before Waste Pro has had a chance to make their rounds there are some amazing sites to see. As reported last month, nearly 75% of occupied households are actively participating in the new trash/recycling program and we have already seen decline in the monthly tonnage of trash hauled off the island….. but, we’ve still got a ways to go.

  • Local author makes New York Times bestseller list

    This past Saturday at Kona Joe’s Island
    Cafe hosted a book signing for author Terri
    DuLong.
    Her latest book, "Casting About " is the
    second in the Cedar Key series. The first,
    "Spinning Forward," came out last year.
    Additionally, DuLong has a story, "A Cedar
    Key Christmas," that has been included in
    the Christmas Novella "Holiday Magic."
    The collection of four short stories by
    four different authors, has made the New
    York Times best seller list for three weeks
    and was at No. 12 last week. This is the first
    time that a Cedar Key author has made the
    prestigious list.

  • Drilling Ban to remain in the Eastern Gulf

    The Obama administration's decision to continue a ban
    on drilling in the federal waters of the eastern Gulf of
    Mexico until 2022, in the wake of the BP oil spill, is being
    greeted warmly in Cedar Key and Levy County - where
    seafood production, tourism and the pristine coastline were
    at risk.
    U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar was
    expected to make the announcement on Wednesday afternoon
    and few details were known beyond reports from a senior
    Obama administration official saying that the eastern
    Gulf will no longer be considered for leasing. A month

  • Holiday season kicks off in Cedar Key

    It is official - the holiday season is underway in Cedar Key.
    Friday evening, a tree-lighting ceremony took place at City Park. About 100 people
    met and enjoyed the lighted and decorated cedar tree. Beverages and snacks were
    available at the large pavilion in exchange for a donation to the Chamber of
    Commerce.
    Saturday evening, the festivities continued with a street dance - better known as the
    “Jingle bell sock hop”. A section of Second Street was blocked off, tables and an open
    dance area were available and a DJ made sure everyone’s feet kept moving.

  • Tourism chiefs coming to CK in 2012

    When the Levy County Tourism Development Council met on Nov. 18, Kathy Carver received a plaque from Chairwoman Helen Koehler that honored her and showed the Council’s appreciation for her perfect attendance in 2010.

  • Cedar Key Sharks open basketball season

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  • Sewer rehab begins on Second Street

     By Greg Lang

    CRA Director

    Work on the utilities improvement phase has been progressing

    well. Because of the efficient and skilled crews of

    the contractor, dry weather and assistance from James

    McCain and his quality men the utility work is ahead of

    schedule and on budget.

    Because the CRA funded work is ahead of schedule and

    because the Small Communities Development Block Grant

    funded work has not yet been given the final OK to proceed,

  • Concealed weapons class is Jan. 8

    Need a concealed weapons permit? Want to be taught by

    current and retired law enforcement military firearms

    instructors?

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a class

    Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. at 9150 NE 80th Ave , Bronson.

    Proceeds will benefit First Baptist Church Bronson Youth

    and their summer mission trip to Haiti.

    The cost is $55 if you register online at

    www.Levypistolclass.info or $60 the day of class.