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Today's News

  • Water District November Update

    The FOG Problem FOG: Fats, oils, and grease.  If homeowners, and especially restaurants, pour grease down the drain, the sewer lines become clogged and the beneficial bacteria that do the dirty work at the wastewater treatment plant die off. When this happens, rules of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection require that the District stop disposal of the treatment plant effluent by way of groundwater infiltration, and instead disposing of the effluent into Cedar Key’s surface waters.

  • Jury unanimous: Yearty, Parker guilty

    Levy County Commissioners William Samuel "Sammy" Yearty and Robert Anthony "Tony" Parker were unanimously found guilty by a jury of conspiring and accepting a $10,000 bribe to pay for a trip to New York City in December 2007 in return for favorable treatment of a project proposed by an FBI agent posing as a developer.

    Yearty was also found guilty on a third charge — lying to a federal agent — for denying in an interview that he had accepted a lunch, dinner or gift from anyone.

  • Community Night rescheduled for Dec. 19Cedar Key December Events Calendar

    Cypress Christmas Party - Dec. 14

    Cypress Station in Sumner will hold its annual community Christmas party on Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Santa will bring a present for every child between the ages 0-11 and refreshments will be served.  

    Sign-up at the store by Friday, Dec. 11 to ensure Santa brings enough gifts for everyone. 

     

    4-H Christmas party - Dec. 14

  • The crazy things we do for a little R&R

     Fifty eight degrees. Fifty-seven. Fifty-six. Fifty-five. Groans filled our van, accompanied by shouts of “Nooooo – make it stop!” 

  • EAP encourages residents to support Pay As You Throw

    Cedar Key’s green movement all started with a citizen on a golf cart, Commissioner Heath Davis said at the Alternative Ways of Managing Solid Waste seminar held in October. “He rode up to me and said, ‘Let’s make this whole island green,’ ”Davis said, who was Mayor at the time. “I told him I’m a fisherman – and then someone thought I could do banking.

  • Prosecutor named to replace Smith as County Judge

     

  • And the winners are...

      

    A Cedar Key Christmas 2009 Decorations Judging

    This is a report from the judges of the decorations for "A Cedar Key Christmas."

    While the judges shall remain anonymous, they were honored to be selected.

  • "Twas the night before in Cedar Key

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the isle,

    Not a clammer clamming, they were through for a while.

    Cedar Key was decked out by the people with care;

    Already by airboat, Santa Clam had been there.

    The pelicans were nestled all snug on the dock,

    Dreaming of sweet fishes and next year’s Sock Hop;

    The seagulls they were resting, not causing a flap,

    Planning their strategy for when snowbirds came back.

    When over the Gulf there arose such a clatter;

  • Mayor challenges residents to give books to students

    “If you like to see children read – there’s something you can do to help,” Mayor Sue Colson said Tuesday night at the close of the city budget workshop.

    The middle school library is in need of a full set of the 15 Sunshine State Readers books, Colson said. “The school has two sets, but if you have 10 kids that want to read the same book, they can’t,” she said. “I want that taken care of.”

  • Conservation Corner: Energy Advisory Panel update

    Energy Advisory Panel UPDATE