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Today's News

  • Officials say Suwannee mine overflow no cause for concern

    Nobody seems to know how much water spilled over the rim of a phosphate mine’s cooling pond located near the Upper Suwannee River last week, but officials say there are no environmental concerns at this point.
    The overflow began June 27 at a cooling pond owned by the PCS Phosphate mine in Hamilton County when the pond was filled to capacity by rains from Tropical Storm Debby and overflowed onto a nearby road, and into a ditch and Swift Creek, according to Dee Ann Miller, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Cedar Key Middle School FFA brings home state awards

    Cedar Key Middle School members returned from the State FFA Convention with a cache of trophies and awards.
    The State FFA Convention was held in Orlando.

  • Fall on the Prairie to benefit Haven

    A unique setting colored by the natural prairie in full bloom with a symphony  of birdsong, butterflies, sunsets and stars. That is the setting for a Haven Hospice fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Whitehurst Ranch & Prairie, 9820 SW CR346, Williston.
    Join a festive evening of scrumptious food, live music by Dottie South and the Slackers, live/silent auction and having fun together while making  lifelong memories in the great outdoors.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 5

    Through July 31
    Raethka is Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery announced its Artist of the Month for July 2012 as Russell Raethka. Chiefland watercolorist, Raethka creates Cedar Key scenes that emote nostalgic thoughts of seaside living. His many works include wildlife along with remnants of weathered buildings and assorted cast-offs. His style is unique in it’s sharpness of detail as well as true to life colors. Russ will have all his latest paintings at the Cedar Keyhole during the month of July.

  • Council hears about state of city’s water

    David Beach, Chairman of the Cedar Key Water and Sewer Board (CKWSB), addressed the commissioners regarding saltwater intrusion into Cedar Key’s water supply. The intrusion caused by the drought has resulted in chloride and salinity levels exceeding acceptable levels in the well field.

  • Quick fix for saltwater intrusion in the works

    Plans for a temporary solution to Cedar Key’s saltwater intrusion are underway.
    The Cedar Key Water and Sewer District voted unanimously June 26 to move forward with purchasing a reverse osmosis filtration system to help remove excessive salts from the city’s water system.
    The motion included borrowing about $350,000 from Drummond Bank to pay for the cost of the system, which will only be a temporary fix.

  • Volunteers needed for children's art camp

     From the Cedar Key Arts Center:
    We are delighted to report that we have 37 youngsters ages 6-15 signed up for the Cedar Key Arts Center Summer Program this year!
     
    In order to give this many children a quality art experience, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the younger children.  No expertise is required, just a willingness to help one morning 9-11:30 a.m., any week day
    July 16-26.
     

  • Boat ramps on Suwannee close at 5 p.m.

  • LARC helped by donation

  • A beautiful garden starts now for many

    By Melinda Myers
    Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist

    Get out the shovel and trowels – it’s time to start gardening for many.  Spend a bit more time getting your garden off to a good start and reap the benefits all season long.  Proper planting and post planting care means less maintenance, fewer pests and more produce and beautiful flowers in your landscape.