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Today's News

  • Smith, Brinkman crowned at Cedar Key homecoming ceremony

    In a rowdy Cedar Key gym last Friday, CKS crowned its homecoming king and queen during halftime of its boys’ basketball game against Branford.

    The Sharks’ 2016-17 homecoming king and queen are Nathanael Brinkman and Emily Smith.

    Abby O’Steen was named homecoming princess, while Darius Berger was tabbed the homecoming prince.

    The remainder of the senior court included: Ashlyn Allen, Jesse Crawford, Savannah Howard and Heather Sikes.

  • Bronson fends off improving Cedar Key squad in boys hoops

    For the second game in a row, the Cedar Key boys hacked into a double-digit second-half deficit to make for a more interesting finish.

    The Sharks trailed Bronson by as many as 17 points in the fourth last Thursday, but kept plugging away, eventually getting it to within six points in the final minute.

    The Eagles fended off the rally in the end, however, securing a 62-54 win to improve to 4-3 in District 1A-7.

  • Historical society has three talks on Civil War

    On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Levy County Historical Society will present the first of three presentations which tell about the invasion of the Civil War into Florida. Everyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Florida is invited to join us at this free event to learn more about this time in our history.

  • Hurricane Relief show to bring local artists and more

    On Saturday, Jan. 7th, from 5 to 7 p.m.
the public is invited to share appetizers, drinks and conversation at the Cedar Key Arts Center and enjoy the multifaceted art produced by Mike Buchanan, Gene Rantz and D. G. Stern, plus three local artists participating in the Hurricane Relief Show.  Our gallery welcomes these diverse artists that span the media from fine art to film to basketry.

  • Sharks held in check by Trenton defense in consolation matchup

    In the boys’ consolation game on the second day of the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament last Thursday, the Cedar Key boys once again found some early success in the paint, but succumbed to a more experienced team that was playing near the top of its game.

    The Sharks led Trenton 8-7 with 2:30 remaining in the opening quarter following a put-back by Joey Stewart. From there, Trenton built up an insurmountable advantage to capture a 63-21 win.

  • Lady Sharks show promise in holiday loss to Branford

    The result may have showed loss in the standings, but Cedar Key’s defeat to Branford last Thursday in the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament was an effort worth building on for the Lady Sharks, who don’t have any senior or junior starters.

    Though trailing throughout after Branford went ahead 15-13 on a Trinity Thomas bucket early in the second quarter, CKS hung close, and was down just four with six minutes to play.

  • Tickets on sale for Children's Summer Art fundraiser

    Tickets are on sale at the Keyhole for the Friday, Jan. 20th, Cedar Key Arts Center Benefit Dinner that funds the Summer Art Program. The evening starts off with a cocktail hour, live music by Lisa Mitchell and the chance to view Silent Auction and Raffle items. The Island Room will cater the dinner.

  • Home heating help available for elderly

    Elder Options, an agency the helps seniors wants to get the word out that the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is available for residents age 60 and older who are having problems keeping their home warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

    The program can provide:

    • Electricity bill payment

    • Purchase energy related supplies such as fuel, fans, space heaters, wood, air conditioners, and

    • Repair heating and cooling systems.

  • Local Sierra Club presents program on solar

    Tri-county Working Group of Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club will present Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State at the Homosassa Library, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21. “Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State” explains that just as we switched from horses to cars, telegrams to telephones, typewriters to computers, and postal mail to email, we must now commit to switch from dirty fuels to clean energy.

  • County delays decision on legal ads

    The Chiefland Citizen and an online blogger must wait another two weeks to find out if the Levy County Commission will be awarding either the county’s legal advertising and delinquent tax roll publication.

    The commissioners decided to table the matter for further study after Interim County Coordinator Wilbur Dean said only two bids were received.

    The one for the blogger offers to add a page to his website and keep it available all year for $5,000.