Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 12


    Branford Camera Club meeting
    The Branford Camera Club will start off the new year with a meeting at 7 p.m.  The group will be meet at a new location, Cuzin’s Restaurant, on U.S. Highway 129 across from Scaff’s Market in Branford.  Come about 6 p.m. to join members for dinner before the meeting.

  • It’s tough being small

    The state Department of Education’s grades for high schools are out and it’s a mixed report for Levy County..
    The report card:
    • Bronson Middle/High School got a C, down from last year’s B
    • Cedar Key High School got a C, down from last year’s A
    • Chiefland got a B, down from last year’s A, and
    • Williston High School got a B, up from a C.

  • Cedar Key student wins district spelling bee

    Competition was tight Friday morning between elementary and middle school spelling champs from schools throughout the county. Eleven children competed in the Levy County District Spelling Bee, held at Bronson High School, but only one came away with the top prize and a chance to compete in Tallahassee’s Big Bend Regional Spelling Bee in February.

  • Cat shelter must reduce population

    A couple who shelter 50-70 cats at their Cedar Key home must reduce the population, pay a $150 fine, $5 court costs and return to court on Feb. 14 to show progress in remedying the associated odor and fly problems.
    Levy County Judge James T. Browning also withheld adjudication — a finding of guilt — in the code enforcement case that he heard on Tuesday.against Oliver Bauer, who with his wife Doreen shelters the cats at their Gulf Boulevard home  

  • Don’t worry — We’re alive and well, thank you



    Mark Twain may have said it best when he was attributed with saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

    For the past few weeks, readers of the Tri-County Bulletin, Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer Sun News and Cedar Key Beacon have expressed concern over the lateness that these products have been arriving in their hands. Do not worry, these fine products are not going anywhere.


    It is that time of year. If Cedar Key is to keep its lovely native vegetation, we’ve got to keep fighting the invasive Brazilian Pepper trees. The kick-off of the Brazilian Pepper (BP) season will be on Friday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m., behind the Cedar Key State Museum.

  • Cat shelter case goes to court

    A citation for a cat shelter that houses about 75 felines at the Gulf Boulevard home of Doreen and Oliver Bauer will go to Levy County Court on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
    The issue, which first arose at a City Commission meeting in late November has spurred a rash of “Letters to the Editor” in the past month.  Neighbors complained at the commission meeting about the number of cats and the odor and flies generated by their presence on the residential property.

  • Fire hydrant request OK’d

    The Cedar Key City Commission and the commission sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency approved money for upgrades to the city’s fire hydrant system at its Dec. 20 meeting.
    The proposal, made by Fire Chief Robert Robinson, calls for:
    • installing 37 Storz fittings on hydrants that do not have them
    • adding a new hydrant on Gulf Boulevard and Shellcrest and
    • replacing seven fire hydrants, including two on Dock Street and five in the Hudson Hill area.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 5

    Jan. 9

    Cedar Key Book Club
    All are welcome to the book groups.  Bring a friend.   
    The Book Bunch will meet at 1:30 p.m., at the Cedar Key Library’s top floor meeting room.   
    Tea Obreht’s “The Tiger’s Wife” will be discussed.  Subsequent books will be selected at this January meeting.

     Jan. 10

    Coalition Against Tobacco meeting

  • Ongoing Activities

    Garbage and trash pickup
    - Residential household garbage and recycling - Monday
    - Yard waste – 2nd and 4th Tuesday
    - Bulk household waste – 2nd Tuesday

    Alcoholics Anonymous
    - Keep It Simple, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, SR 24 and 5th Street (open/no smoking)
    - Cedar Key Step Meeting, Mondays, 7 p.m., Cedar Key Library, upstairs meeting room (open/no smoking)

    Beekeeping Club