Today's News

  • Reward offered in seed clam theft

    Turn in a clam thief and make some money — around $5,000. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Just help find the thieves who recently stole over 700,000 clams from one of the Southern Cross leases and you might get some serious reward money.

    If the information results in the arrest and conviction of those involved, the tipster could not only receive as much as $2,500 from the State of Florida but John Gale, co-owner of the company will match whatever the state pays.

  • Don’t sniff a gift fish

    There is a saying in Cedar Key: “Don’t sniff a gift fish”, but that is what happened Tuesday morning at the Levy County School Board meeting.

    Cedar Key property owner, Linda Marie Brandt-Statham owns a a vacant canal front lot on Whiddon Avenue, that she would like to donate to the school district.

  • Young artists show their talents at the Arts Center

    Cats with giant talons, Egyptian Sarcophagus, ceremonial masks and self portraits were just a few of the wide varieties of arts on display at the Arts Center. It wasn't just the imagination of the artists that wowed the 30 or so people came appreciate the work, it was the age of the artists - all students of Cedar Key School.

  • May CRA Update

    Whether or not to hire from within or advertise outside of Cedar Key was debated at Tuesday’s Community Redevelopment Agency meeting.

  • Tarmac King Road mine permit approved 3-1

    The Tarmac King Road mine near Inglis is a project unlike anything else to be considered in Florida and it proved it with a record-setting public hearing that went until a final vote at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday.

    The Levy County Commission public hearing on Tarmac’s application for a conditional special exception permit started at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and ended with a vote that took less than 30 seconds from motion to a 3-1 tally.

  • Election night results in run-off

    Dale Register with 132 votes, Pat O'Neal with 106 votes and Feigin with 40 votes means that a run-off will have to take place in two weeks. between Register and O'Neal.

  • Unopposed, re-elected commissioners speak out

    City Commissioners Sue Colson and Gene Hodges are unopposed in the May 3 Cedar Key election, thus winning automatic re-election to their seats.

    It's a situation which begs the question: Does this happen very often?

    According to long-time City Clerk Frances Hodges, while there have been unopposed candidates, there have only been two or three years without any elections.

  • Bicycle patrol pays off in drug arrest

    When the City of Cedar Key Police Department started training their officers on the police bike protocol, nobody guessed that their most recent drug arrest would come courtesy of the bicycles and no seat belts.

    On April 13, two Cedar Key Police Officers — Perry and Cosseboom — were with Levy County Sheriff's Detective Roger Bell getting familiar with the new police bikes early in the evening. They were in the Jernigan Avenue area and noticed a car approaching with two men in the front seat who were not wearing seat belts.

  • Tarmac, clammers resolve water issues

    Tarmac and the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association have successfully resolved the issue that has vexed them for months — monitoring water quality to assure the clam industry is protected.

    The two sides met in Cedar Key on Monday and say all involved agreed to terms that should make them relatively happy. Although the mine will be located miles from the island, concerns about its effects on water quality were raised months ago.

  • Lang resigns from CRA, city positions

    There has been some name-calling at Cedar Key City Hall this week, but it's all in good fun.

    It follows the announcement by Greg Lang that he is resigning as Community Redevelopment Authority director and the interim part-time city administrator post to join an engineering firm.

    "Some of the staff has made it clear how they feel," Lang said laughing. "I've been called things like traitor ... Benedict Arnold."

    But the admiration is mutual.