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Today's News

  • Thanksgiving Day

    It was Thanksgiving Day ’45. The war was toning down. Germany had ceased combat operations in Europe. Japan had surrendered unconditionally in the Pacific. Those Americans who had left as boys not that long back were returning as men. In most eyes, they were all heroes.

    Holidays for some months and years had been meager affairs. The men were off at war. All told, the United States had sent over ten million to war. They were trickling back.

  • Roadwork begins Monday

    Paving contractor, Art Walker Construction, Inc. will be setting up to resurface streets in Cedar Key between Monday, Nov. 24 and Monday, Dec.1. Phase I calls for the work to begin on Hodges and Gulf Boulevard, starting on the west end of Hodges at Watson Circle and working down to Whiddon Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. The duration of the project is approximately three months. Affected Streets: Hodges, Andrews Circle, Gulf Boulevard (to the intersection of Whiddon), East Point Rd. (City owned East end), Cemetery, Indiana Ave., Ingleside Place, Paroda Ave.

  • Bob Hastings sworn in as school superintendent

    Robert “Bob” Hastings was sworn in as Levy County School Superintendent Tuesday morning, making history as the first Republican elected to a countywide office.

    “We keep in mind in all we do that we are bettering our system, thereby helping our children,” Hastings said. “We need to remember that we are working with our students so that they can have a good and healthy and productive future.”

  • Morrison resigns from SBLC

    Levy County School Board member Billy Morrison resigned Tuesday morning in the aftermath of being charged with a misdemeanor. 

     

  • CRA OKs Whiddon Ave. safety study

    Last week the Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency approved a traffic and school safety proposal for Whiddon Ave., allowing for a field review of existing conditions. Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc. will perform the review and conduct an analysis of Whiddon, H St., 8th St, and Cedar Key School. The review is scheduled to begin immediately and will cost the CRA approximately $14,000. HPE will provide a written report of findings and present its recommendations for improvement to the city. In 2003, Whiddon Ave.

  • Boys win at Chiefland; girls get top individual slots

    Cedar Key's Joseph Bishop got another second place finish in a Levy County cross country meet - this time at Chiefland, behind Ft. White's Matthew Waddington, whom he'd beaten at Williston two weeks before.

    Bishop grouched for a few minutes, complained that Waddington "had a better stride," then allowed as how this was his best race ever.

    Alex Travis of Williston, who finished just behind Bishop, said he, too, had run his best race on the shady course.

    "It was nice and cool under the trees," he said.

  • Shark News

    Upcoming Dates!

    By Jessi Robinson

    Today, Oct. 9 - XC CKS invitational at 4:30.

    Monday, Oct. 13-17 - Thinklink Testing

    Monday, Oct. 13 - Columbus Day and FCAT Reading Retakes

    Tuesday, Oct. 14 - FCAT Math Retakes as well as Picture Retakes. Be sure to bring in most recent school pictures to be able to have retakes.

    Wednesday, Oct. 15 - Middle School FFA trip, PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

    Thursday, October 16th- FCAT Retake Make-ups, PTO meeting at 6 o'clock, XC Levy County meet at Williston 4:30.

  • Migration exhausting for birds

    A good day for the birder is usually NOT a good day for the bird; so explained Dr. Doug Levey, ornithologist from the University of Florida, a Keynote Speaker for the Nature Coast Bird & Wildlife Experience.

  • Trouble in Cedar Key: Our friend Mack

    Mr. Mack was a lot of things to a lot of people. We all knew him as a mainstay of the Cedar Keys.

    His works are all over the Keys; his abilities, many; his heart, stern, though warm.

    He leaves a legacy for the archives of the town. You can't help but note the heavy yellow equipment that speckled the land on which he worked, the place he called his shop, to your right on your way out of town.

    His living went a long way toward building what we now know as Cedar Key. And his passing leaves a hole, a void, not soon to be filled.

  • Reflections: Who's the best choice for the job?

    Everyone's eyes are on the candidates. What is it going to be, the Republicans or the Democrats?

    I have no qualms about saying I'm a Democrat but I am also not beneath voting Republican if I thought a Republican candidate was better. However, in this case I emphatically favor the Democrats for both President and Vice President.

    I am a little worried, though. My neighborhood is riddled with McCain - Palin posters. It seems where I live most people are registered Republicans.