Today's News

  • Conservation Corner: Litter, litter and more litter

    Litter is like sunshine, it is everywhere. Energy Advisory Panel members volunteered to assist our school children with the Route 24 Adopt-A-Highway program and  a clean-up at the City Marina on Jan. 12 and 14, respectively. Once you pick-up roadside and community litter you seem to notice it more.  It really is pretty much everywhere.

  • To the citizens of Levy County,

    I would like to announce my intention not to run for re-election for the Levy County School Board, Dist. 2 position.
    I want to thank the people of Levy County for allowing me to serve in this capacity for the past 12 years. I consider this experience an honor.
    Many changes are taking place at the district, state and federal level in our schools.  Our teachers and staff have faced the challenge put before them in every situation.  Thank you for a job well done.

  • BIRTH: Aubrey Elle Murphy

    Steven and Kim Murphy announced the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Elle Murphy. Born Dec 12, 2011. She is the grandaughter of Morgan and Lynell Fine of Cedar Key.


    By Toni Collins
    Special to the Beacon

  • Thirty-two left unemployed by fire

    Thirty-two full and part-time employees of the Rusty Rim and Coconuts on Dock Street have been left unemployed by an early morning fire on Jan. 26.
    The fire, which damaged the second floor restaurant - the Rusty Rim - also resulted in damage to Coconuts when water to extinguish the flames flowed down to the first floor operation.

  • Cedar Key star party begins Monday

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Cedar Key Museum State Park will host the National Stars-n-Parks Programs on Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 2

    Knitting Club to resume
    The Kona Joe’s Knitting Club will resume, beginning Feb. 3.  The club meets every Friday at 4 p.m. on the deck of Kona Joe’s Island Cafe on SR 24 and 6th St.  It’s free and all knitters are welcome.

    Feb. 9
    FOL schedule events
    The Cedar Key Friends of the Library have the following events scheduled:

  • Cedar Key names its King and Queen

    Cedar Key School’s Homecoming Court 2012. Pictured from left: Brooke Allen, Chloe Reynolds, Claire Brown, Josh Sills, Courtney Daniel, Brandon Register, King Stephen Bainbridge, Queen Miranda Haire, Stevie Smith, Jessi Robinson, Caroline George, Cody Beckham, Jenny Bierman, Tyler Miller and Phoebe Cahours. Front, from left: kindergarten representatives Siosaia Wilson and Alyssa Beckham.

  • State, schools partner to get students into real world

    Greg Ira, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Education Director, is a man with a mission.
    “We want to make sure the students get out,” he said during a visit Thursday to Cedar Key Scrub. “We’re taking the classroom out of the school.”

  • Workforce Connection to help staff laid off by fire

    Workers displaced by last week's fire at the Rusty Rim and Coconuts restaurants will be getting a helping hand when Workforce Connection brings its mobile unit to the Cedar Key Public Library on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Laura Byrnes, spokeswoman for CLM Workforce said, "It's staff supported and has satellite internet and you can do anything with job searching."