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Today's News

  • Cedar Key 2008

    January

    Publisher Dale Bowen announces that the Cedar Key Beacon, along with Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer, are up for sale.

    Cedar Key Sharks celebrate Homecoming.

    February

    Astronomers and gazers converge on the islands for the Cedar Key Star Party.

    Sagging floors and a minor sewage leak invade City Hall.

    Tri-County Hospital unveils first drawing. The hospital will offer Cedar Key residents much closer access to medical care.

  • Some Hope

    I believe God gave me most of this song to write.

    Maybe you’ll identify with it…

    Verse 1

    As I walk down the street I see people pass me by.

    Faces like zombies they seem to ask me, “Why?

    O, why is my life, man, not better than it is?

    Pain squeezes my eyes, crawls out from deep inside.”

    Chorus

    “I need some hope more than you know,

    But I just won’t let my feelings show.

    ‘Cause too many times my heart has been stepped on.

  • The Birds and Bees of Plant Reproduction

    I hear there is quite a buzz going on in town, not only downtown but on the mainland as well. Some say the buzz is flying around like wild fire, while others say it hides in beautiful places. I say this buzz is all about bees! What a stinging answer to this fictitious paragraph.

  • Homecoming Week!

    The week of Homecoming was filled with excitement from pep-rallies and parades to costumes and reunion parties. The week kicked off with Super Hero Monday, and Tuesday the students and teachers arrived as villains. Wednesday was the day to dress as a pirate or princess or both. When Thursday rolled around the school was filled with various Disney Characters. Friday was a day of purple and gold, and Sharks showed their spirit with temporary tattoos and paint.

  • New beauty salon opens in Cedar Key

    “There is beauty at all stages of hair,” says Tina Williams who opened Tina’s Hair Design Friday to a busy schedule.

    Located at 511 2nd Street, the salon offers male and female cuts, color, pedicure, full-body waxing, tanning and condition treatments. The salon is decorated in an androgynous classic red and black motif welcoming to men and women, the young and elderly alike. Iconic images of beauty such as Marilyn Monroe decorate the walls.

  • News from CKS student journalists

    Honor Roll 2nd Nine Weeks:

    1st Grade

    A Honor Roll

    Luke Reidy

    Michael Smith

    Phillip Telgen

    Grace Cowart

    Amanda Robinson

    A-B Honor Roll

    Alyssa Anderson

    Clayton Beckham

    Shearee Cooper

    Codie Cowan

    Wade Gore

    Casey Williams

    2nd Grade

    A-B Honor Roll

    Holly Bishop

    Hannah Brinkman

    Varnell Brown

    Trace Epperson

    Nicholas Kaim

    Kevin Mansingh

    Kent Sloan

    Pete Stefani

  • Tin Canners converge on Islands

    More than 40 Tin Can Tourists arrived in vintage motor homes or pulled classic travel trailers to spend the weekend at Sunset Isle RV Park and Motel in Cedar Key.

    “It’s a fun little gathering. You‘ve got a nice town. We enjoy coming,” said Bob Kilpatrick of Cross Creek, dressed in a Gator Booster cap and a “Have camper, will travel” t-shirt.

  • Let’s Get Outside – Even in the Cold

    Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys NWR

  • Local Writer Opens Law Office in Cedar Key

    Pierce Kelley has been keeping a full schedule lately.

    Since the start of the year he has opened a new law office and released Asleep at the Wheel, his latest novel.

    The new office at 3011 D Street in the old Cactus Rose Coffee Shop specializes in family law and consumer protection matters like deceptive lending practices in mortgages and credit cards. As a former associate at Three Rivers Legal in Gainesville he hopes to use his vast experience to assist residents of Cedar Key with their legal matters.

  • Nurture sincerity in yourself

    I recently had the privilege of reading a short letter written by a fellow Christian to a person in jail. The letter was so utterly sincere in its expression of love that it almost brought me to tears. If that was my reaction to a letter not even written to me, I can only imagine what impact it had on the one to whom it was written.