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Today's News

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Dec. 22

    Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      
                  /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    

  • New limits for red grouper in Gulf

    The recreational red grouper bag limit in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) will increase Dec. 30 from two to four fish, followed by the Jan. 1 season closure of shallow-water grouper in Atlantic state waters.
    The red grouper bag limit increase is one of several fishery management changes made at the November Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Key Largo.

  • Deer provide show for anglers

    Hello, Hello, Hello. Merry Christmas.
    Ha ha, okay, maybe I can get some fake laughs for that. Anyways not a big o’ bunch to talk about this week. Not much guiding going on for me.
    I did make a fish camp trip to the north with my oldest son Daniel. We had a big time and ate like champs. But the cool, big news is something new happened to me that has never of all my days happened.
    We were catching fish while having deer walking within casting range of our boat in a 2 to 3 foot shallow flat.

  • A glimpse into Jack Tyson’s military service

    By Frank Molitor

    The following is a  tribute to Jack’s 90th birthday and deals with his military history.  

    On Dec. 7, 1941 Jack was attending an Albany, GA high school and, along with most teenagers, at that time, wanted to be in the service - specifically the U. S. Army Air Corp.  But to get there he had to first have two years of college to qualify for officer candidacy.

  • Chickens and sustainability

  • Schools foundation gala moves to January

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will host its annual STARS Gala on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Chiefland Elementary School.   
    STARS — Students, Teachers, and Respected Supporters - Gala was formerly known as the Superintendent’s Gala and is the non-profit Foundation’s premier fundraising event.  

  • Barber retires after 5.7 million meals

    When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county’s 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 22


    Through December

    Cedar Key Museum State Park
    The third annual Festival of Trees event will feature a beautiful display of holiday greenery displayed by local non-profit organizations. The trees will be on display during museum hours of Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. This event is free and visitors can vote for the favorite decorated tree. Please note there is a separate fee of $2 per person (free for children under six) to view the museum exhibits and the Whitman House. For more information, call (352) 543-5350.

  • County approves new district lines

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    The municipalities of Bronson and Fanning Springs, which faced being split under a proposed redistricting plan for Levy County Commission and School Board districts, have been made whole under boundaries approved by the commission on Tuesday.

  • An apology for late delivery of CK Beacon

    Due to printing problems the Cedar Key Beacon is late reaching post boxes and news racks.

    The Post Office will be delivering the Beacon on Friday. The staff of the Beacon would like to thank the Post Office staff for their help this week.

    The newsracks will be delivered today.

    To our readers, we apologize for the inconvenience coming during Christmas week. You have our promise this will not be happening in the future.

    May you have a Joyous Christmas.