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Today's News

  • Police Chief wants surveillance cameras in City Park

    Police Chief Virgil Sandlin asked the City of Cedar Key Commission Tuesday night for approval of a plan that would place video cameras in public areas, with the first to be placed at the city park, marina and big dock.

    “The big selling feature is the protection of our children,” Sandlin said. “We have a lot of sexual predators in Levy County, two of which were recently released.”

  • Commission Meeting Highlights

    City Elections

    City Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Seats up for reelection include three City Commission and two Water and Sewer Board positions. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at city hall.

    Conservation meeting a success

  • Committee may be created to form new building codes for Cedar Key

    City Attorney David Coffey presented commissioners with a way to potentially strengthen building code laws. By forming of committee of knowledgeable and industry-specialized residents to create a Form Based Code (FBC) system, Coffey said, it could ensure future development stays consistent with current property usage and desire.

    The Form Based Code would incorporate some and replace all of the current Land Development Regulations and building codes.

  • Racing for Maryann Statham

    26.2 With Donna: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer is the sole marathon in America whose entire raised funds go towards breast cancer research and care. On Feb. 15th, Ken Edmunds will be running in the Donna Foundation's half marathon event in Jacksonville in memory of his mother, Maryann Statham.

    Maryann lost her battle with breast cancer in 1999. She lived in Cedar Key for about 18 years, and both Maryann and her mother, "Ms. El" Travers, were well known and loved in the community.

  • Survival of the Fittest

    Most of our garden catalogues do not list plant spacing with the pictured variety but do include a separate chart at the back of the publication. The “plant cultural” chart often is on the seed packet listing water, sun, spacing and other requirements for that variety. These are fairly precise requirements and should be a guideline for planting.

  • News from Cedar Key School

     FBLA Has State Qualifiers

  • CRA places hold on $2 million for Water District

    After much discussion and disagreement, the Community Redevelopment Agency Board, made up by the city commissioners, voted Tuesday night to put a hold on the  $2 million previously committed to the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District Phase II projects.

  • Cedar Key attorney pens sixth novel

    Pierce Kelley, an attorney in Cedar Key, recently announced the release of his sixth novel, Asleep at the Wheel.

    Like many of his other novels, Asleep at the Wheel is a legal thriller and is set in North Florida. The Protagonist falls asleep while driving back to his home in Fernandina Beach after a weekend of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. His best friend dies in the resulting car crash.

  • The Nature of Church

    I have been going to church all of my life. As kids, my mother hauled my brothers and me to church every single Sunday. I sang in the choir. I was a member of the youth group. I was an acolyte. I was going to church four or five days a week. Since I have grown up and become a church pastor, it has only gotten worse.

  • Ecotourism can help business owners

     Eco-based Tourism, for all intents and purposes, is a relatively new concept.

    Built around the idea of a ‘traveler’, not a ‘tourist’, Eco-based Tourism (or EBT) focuses less on the man-made attractions of an area and more on the beauty offered by nature.

    In 2006, more than 4.2 million Florida Residents chose not to spend their summer vacation money at a theme park, but rather on one of the thousands of nature-based attractions throughout the state.