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Today's News

  • The Closet Christian

    I have been a church pastor for just under three years. I used to worry a lot about how to act. My old persona was that of a cantankerous businessman and I was concerned that I might leave the house one-day, forgetting who I am, and be short with someone or chew them out for some perceived incompetence. A wide range of behavior that served me well in business for many years might be inappropriate for a minister of the gospel.

  • Finally, a plan to fix Whiddon Ave

    There'll be no more speeding through the school zone on Whiddon Avenue, if the Cedar Key City Commission has anything to do with it. Tuesday, the commission heard a presentation by Rick Hall of HPE Engineering with a proposal for traffic calming solutions for the Whiddon corridor. The project has been a long time coming, because in addition to being the street on which Cedar Key School is located, Whiddon is also, as Mayor Heath Davis called it, “the bottleneck between Way Key and the back islands, Hudson Hill, the airport, and most of the residential part of Cedar Key.”

  • Cedar Key plays host to the stars

    The Cedar Key Star Party is the event of the season, according to City Commissioner Sue Colson. “It’s the most enjoyable experience,” she said.

  • Cedar Key to get new recycling center

    As part of the city-wide conservation movement, a recycling group in Cedar Key will be placing three recycling trailers in the lot across from the Market. The trailers will be painted dark green and local artists will be given the opportunity to paint the sides for a unique Cedar Key impression, said city public works director Josh Wilson.

    The plan will remove the current trailer from Sundance laundry and provide greater capacity and easier access for residents to recycle.

  • Roundabout likely for Whiddon Ave fix

    Representing the City of Cedar Key, CRA interim Director Greg Lang spoke to the School Board of Levy County Tuesday about Whiddon Ave. and options to improve safety throughout the school zone and surrounding area. Options presented include placing a three-way all-stop or a continuous all-yield traffic roundabout at the intersection of Whiddon and H Street.

  • Save our schools, support our students, make education a priority

    I want to begin with an invitation:

    You are cordially invited to attend a free rally in support of public education. The rally will take place on Saturday, February 28 at 11:00am in Orlando in the UCF arena. Come and be a part of history while sending a strong message to our elected officials: Save Our Schools, Support Our Students, and Make Education a Priority.

  • Tomatoes: the ins and outs

    When I planted the fall crops here I decided to dedicate one 100 foot row to growing and staking tomatoes for fall harvest in Cedar Key. I have had tremendous success with spring tomatoes but knew that a fall crop was quite risky. I have never really staked tomatoes in a production row and felt that this entire exercise would be helpful as a research project for me.

  • City appoints Form Based Code Committee

    City Commissioners each designated one community member of their choice to be appointed to the Form Base Code Committee to incorporate some and replace all of the current Land Development Regulations and building codes.

    Dr. Earl Starnes, retired architect, planner, and professor, was selected by Gene Hodges.

    Phil Parker, Plum Creek Executive, was selected by Scott Dennision.

    Vanessa Edmunds, photographer, writer and former city commissioner, was selected by Pat O’Neal.

    Ada Lang, building designer, was selected by Sue Colson.

  • Sharks baseball season kicks off

    Cedar Key Back up to Bat

    By Josh Berger

    The Sharks baseball practice started last Tuesday. They didn’t break out the equipment; the practice was primarily to get in shape for the upcoming season, which starts Tuesday at 4:30 at the Rosewood field

  • Trap-Neuter-Release helps 400th Cedar Key cat

    In cooperation with the River City Community Animal Hospital based in Jacksonville, the Williston group Sheltering Hands and the Town of Otter Creek, the Cedar Key Trap Neuter Release program reached a milestone last week: the 400th cat to get neutered. A total of 29 cats were spayed or neutered in the week long process, including 14 felines from Cedar Key and 15 from Otter Creek.