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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sharks cheer their way to competition

    The Cedar Key Varsity Cheerleaders head to Orlando this week to compete in their first-ever competition. The Disney-sponsored Contest of Champions will be held at the Wide World of Sports on Saturday and will feature 52 squads.

    “I’ve been wanting to do this ever since sixth grade,” said Jordan Watson. “Now I’m a senior and we’re getting to do it.”

    The six cheerleaders that make up the CKS team, including two seniors, three juniors and one freshman, raised approximately $4000 through various fundraisers for the four day trip.

  • Conservation Corner

     Background: On January 23rd there was an open meeting held at the library to discuss energy conservation and solar energy applications. Because of the high level of interest shown by the Cedar Key citizens at that meeting, Mayor Heath Davis asked Luz Kraujaliz, Connie Nelson and Tom Deverin to form an Energy Advisory Panel. Over the past month or so, Cedar Key residents and community leaders have stared a dialog about what we can do in Cedar Key to enhance efforts to preserve our island community and become better stewards of our environment.

  • Teen dies after Thursday wreck

    On Chiefland teen is dead and two Cedar Key teens were injured in a nighttime crash about 4.5 miles outside Chiefland on Thursday, Feb. 12.

    Jeremy Alan Smith, 17, Chiefland, the driver of the truck, died from his injuries Monday night at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

    Injured in the crash were Cheyenne Larkin Wells, 16, and Laura Alice Odell, 19, both of Cedar Key. They were treated and released from Shands.

    Another passenger, Cody James Norwood, 18, of Chiefland, sustained minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle for medical care