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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lutterloh looks like a movie set

    With only the front façade and a partial outside wall still standing, the Lutterloh Building now looks like something from an old film set.

    “I’ve been asked more than once by people walking by if we’re making a movie here,” Don Padgett said with a laugh.

    The movie set look, however, will not last long.

    The current restoration of the Historic Lutterloh Building in downtown Cedar Key is on time, said Padgett, the Project Superintendent for Anglin Construction.

  • Teresa Watson gets FEMA to cough up money for Cedar Key Dock

    BRONSON — Teresa Watson is not the sort of person you should owe a debt.

    She will collect the money.

    The Board of Commissioners recently commended Watson, a financial clerk in Levy County Clerk of Courts Danny Shipp’s office, on Jan. 6 for getting the Federal Emergency Management Agency to agree to cover cost overruns at the Cedar Key dock rebuilding. The dock, which was reopened in July 2008, was damaged by tropical storms and hurricanes in the devastating 2004 Hurricane Season. The dock had to be replaced with a new stronger concrete structure.