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Today's News

  • 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

  • County selling limestone dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline
    up for sale, preferring to use another piece of
    equipment to mine and load limestone from
    the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.
    The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday
    approved the sale at the request of Road
    Department Administrative Superintendent
    Bruce Greenlee. who said the dragline is no
    longer needed for the county's limerock mining
    operation. "We can only mine to 30 feet
    and we need to get rid of this," he said.

  • Cedar Key Seafood Festival reels in the crowds

    Although there was no official count,
    the cars that lined the streets up to
    Whiddon Avenue, the pedestrians carrying
    their purchases and the half dozen tour
    buses parked at the school were a testament
    to the crowd of thousands that
    swarmed Cedar Key this past weekend.
    Saturday’s parade included everything
    from pirate wenches and a marching
    band to politicians and pageant queens.
    The vehicles were as diverse — from fire
    trucks and clam boats to horse trailers and

  • New Recycling and Trash Pickup Schedule

    Mondays
    Trash and Recyling
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays
    Yard Waste
    2nd Tuesday of the month
    Bulk Items

     

  • Drug bust nets 4 arrests, plus bonus

    Four Cedar Key residents and a man from Lake City were
    arrested on Tuesday after a three-month investigation of drug
    sales in Cedar Key by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    Those arrested on drug charges are Richard Lee
    Cantlebarry 45, Geneva F. Harris, 58, Jonathan N.
    Thompson, 30, and Shannon Lynn Random, 41, all of Cedar
    Key
    Drug agents simultaneously served two search warrantsin the early morning operation that began with a complaint
    to officers that the suspects were selling pills from a
    residence.