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Today's News

  • Having great family fun

    Hope everybody had a great and safe Memorial Day.

    My weekend started off kinda busy but slid right into some really needed family fun with the boys and my wife. I have been doing nothing but working lately, so the time was a must and it was awesome. Being from the walk of life that I'm from work during holiday weekends just kinda always happens.  This time I had a fall through deal and Sunday was fun day. Ha ha.

  • Earthly Desires

    A common misconception of Buddhism is that of denying earthly desires and that to practice Buddhism, one must live an austere life by giving up possessions and spending a lot of time meditating. While that may be true of some sects of Buddhists, it is not of Mahayana Buddhists. Followers of Nicherin Daishonin fall into this group.

  • FFA Banquet honors local students and benefits FFA

    Surprise donations of $1,000 fell into the coffers of Cedar Key School’s FFA program at their banquet on May 26.

    A year of hard work ended in a celebration of students, teachers, families and friends as the school's cafeteria and auditorium was filled with great food and roaring applause.

  • Chief cleans up on Drug Amnesty Day

    Tuesday morning, Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin displayed the heavy bag of drugs that were surrendered May 25 as part of Hazardous Waste Day.

    Residents were able to drop off un-needed or expired prescription and over-thecounter medications — no questions asked. The goal was to prevent improper disposal of drugs to prevent them from getting into the water supply.

  • Weekend proves jail has revolving door for Otter Creek teen

    Some folks might say Brian Smetana, 19,  just had a bad weekend. The Otter Creek resident is in Levy County Jail after being arrested twice — once on a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling and, the second time after being found naked in the bedroom of a 15-year-old — in less than 24 hours.

  • Voluntary burn ban in effect for Levy

    Levy County Emergency Management in cooperation with Florida Division of Forestry have decided to institute a VOLUNTARY burn ban for Levy County.

    Here are some of the reasons why this decision was made:

    •Levy County has not received significant long term rainfall in 30 days.

    •The drought index currently is 638 and is expected to rise until we have rainfall. To see the state drought index go to http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/KBDI/index.html

  • Memorial Day - Cedar Key style

    Memorial Day, which was originally called Decoration Day, a time when flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery to remember those who had died serving their country. The first Decoration Day was proclaimer in May 1868.  

  • Cedar Key to be featured in national magazine

    Budget Travel magazine photographer, Stephanie Adams came to town Saturday to shoot images of Florida’s coolest town — Cedar Key. 

    The photos will be featured in the September issue highlighting small towns across the country that online voters thought to be the USA's coolest. Budget Travel defines these as towns with under 10,000 population that are drawing attention and residents because of quality of life and the amenities they offer.

  • 600 mullet needed for fireworks fundraising fishfry

    Cedar Key doesn’t give up, no matter what the situation that faces the community. The lack of city funding for the July 4 fireworks show hasn’t stopped residents and business owners from trying to fill the gap.

    When the ClamAmerica event was put on ice this year, the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce stepped in to sponsor an event in the park on the Fourth. But, that day is not complete without fireworks.

  • Register wins runoff election

    A bitter fight for City Commission Seat No. 3 with charges flying and flyers making charges ended Tuesday with challenger Dale Register winning over incumbent Pat O'Neal by a vote of 175 to 148.

    It was a close-fought race as the count of ballots cast at City Hall had Register leading by two votes, 113 to 111. But the lead widened when the 99 absentee ballots were counted, giving Register 62 votes to 37 for O'Neal.