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Today's News

  • Lady Sharks seeking first playoff berth since 1989

    Cedar Key girls’ basketball coach David Tomlin sees the second playoff berth in District 1A-7 as wide open for the taking.

    Trenton is the overwhelming favorite to win the district, after a couple of regional finals appearances and a state finals appearance the last two seasons, but Tomlin sees several schools as possessing reasonable hopes of claiming the runner-up spot, and he includes his Lady Sharks in that group.

  • Courthouse monument case dismissed in favor of County

    The lawsuit filed against Levy County by American Atheists, Inc., claiming a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, was dismissed by in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

    The suit stems from the denial by the county of a local atheist group’s application to install a monument at the Levy County Courthouse, claiming it failed to meet guidelines. The county established guidelines in 2009 for the placing of monuments by local citizens and groups at the site.

  • Cedar Key Historical Society to host Florida Humanities Speaker Series

    Don’t miss our 2018 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, featuring fascinating programs about Florida’s historic lighthouses, culture, people, and ecology.

    Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Cedar Key Historical Society, this series will showcase four engaging talks and performances, starting in January and ending in April. Admission to each is free. All programs will be hosted at the Cedar Key Community Center at Sixth and F Street.

  • Cedar Key Arts Center workshops

    December 11, Monday (10-1),12 Tuesday, (10-12), and 14 Thursday, (10-11), Mosaic Stepping Stones with Dave Trehane-Art work using mosaic tiles is one of the oldest enduring means of artistic expression. In this class you will design and create your own permanent mosaic stepping stone using cut glass, marbles and tiles. Day 1 Design and placement, Day 2 grouting, Day 3 clean up and sealing. Cost $20 (for members) $25 for non-member plus $5 for supplies. 12 student maximum at any level. Deadline: December 1. Contact Dave at 304-481-0789.

  • Indians pull away from Sharks in second half

    In their two meetings with Chiefland this season, the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team has run into an Indian shooter who was red hot from beyond the arc.

    In their first game, CMHS sophomore Ty Corbin lit up the gym with six 3s to help lift his squad past the Sharks in overtime. In the SAMCO Classic Christmas Tournament in the Dec. 21, it was Payne Parnell’s turn.

  • County recasts qualifications for tourism director job

    Time is running out for the county to fill its soon-to-be-vacant executive position for Levy County Tourist Development.

    In a last-minute bid to net more ideal candidates, the county, behind a recommendation from outgoing director Carol McQueen, is recasting its description of the position to focus more on marketing skills and experience.

  • County approves spay, neuter trial program for ‘community cats’

    Levy County Animal Services euthanizes around half of the feral cats that are brought in.

    After department officials recently met with animal rescue groups at a no-kill summit in Gainesville, the county may have a solution that could help tackle the high rate of cat euthanasias.

  • Asbell assumes chairmanship on School Board; Etheridge picked as vice chairman

    Cameron Asbell was unanimously voted the new chairman of the School Board of Levy County Nov. 28.

    Rick Turner offered the nomination of Asbell.

    “Mr. Superintendent (Jeff Edison),” Turner said, “it is with honor and a great privilege I offer to you in the form of a nomination the most honorable and admirable Cameron Asbell to serve as chair of the Levy County School Board.”

  • County extends moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries; seeks ban ordinance

    The Levy County Commission voted unanimously Nov. 21 to extend by three months its moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The motion for the extended moratorium was offered by Rock Meeks and seconded by Matt Brooks. It passed 5-0.

  • CKS students share poems at School Board

    A group of three Cedar Key School students joined Principal Joshua Slemp at the School Board of Levy County meeting Nov. 14 to discuss recent school projects, including the 28th Annual Young Author’s Conference.

    Sophomores Michele Debari, Michael Smith and Zander Stanley each read poems they authored and submitted for the conference. The templates for the poems by the middle and high school students were inspired by ‘Where I’m From’ by George Ella Lyon.