Today's News

  • Volunteers: saving the islands one piece of trash at a time

    On Jan. 22 Cedar Key Mayor Heath Davis asked three residents to serve on an Energy Advisory Panel to spearhead a citywide, citizen-based conservation movement.

    Faced with many tasks, Tom Deverin, Connie Nelson and Luz Kraujalis decided first to tackle the big project of recycling household and business garbage.

  • The great tides

    When is the best time for fishing? Is it on the spring tide or the neap tide?

    The best time for fishing is on either tide if a person knows where to fish and what kind of fish to fish for.

  • Editorial: 25 years of publishing


     As the Cedar Key Beacon wrapped up its 25th year of serving the island community in September, it seems fitting that Oct. 4-10 marks National Newspaper Week.


  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor,

    The Hathcox Reunion was once again a huge success. The staff at the Island Place could not have been more accomodating: the sightseeing trip; the Ellwood fishing trip.

    I have been a member of the Hathcox and Cedar Key community for over 43 years. I've seen many, many changes; the old Cedar Key is no more, but the lasting relationships with the old families is always a cherished reminder of the 60's to present. Don't lose that special touch of yesteryear.

    Hopefully, we will meet again at the annual Old Timers Celebration.

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 12, 2009

    A new home town

    Dear Editor,

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 19, 2009

    City has done well without restaurant’s help

    Dear Editor,

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 26, 2009


    Brian Mattice selflessly saved the day


    Dear Editor, 

  • Residents want youth center, workforce housing

    Workforce housing and a youth center are the two projects that Cedar Key could benefit the most from, according to many residents who gathered last week at the Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency workshop to discuss needs and offer suggestions of how to spend the remaining CRA funds.

  • Permitting process delays King Road Mine by one year

    Levy County's hopes for growing business in the county has been dealt a second setback with the announcement that Tarmac America is moving the start date for construction of the King Road Mine from 2010 to 2011.

    The company said the delay is due to a longer than anticipated permitting and review schedule for the limerock mine in south Levy County. Company officials had planned on a four-year  process but now expect it could take five years.

  • Saturday night crimes keep police busy

    While en route to his residence Saturday night, Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin observed a truck speeding at 39.25 mph in a 25 mph zone on Gulf Boulevard.

    Sandlin activated his emergency lights. The vehicle sped up and attempted to elude his marked police vehicle. The driver of the truck was unable to negotiate the corner at Whiddon Avenue and proceeded south on Gulf Boulevard to Palmetto Drive. Apparently the suspect was unaware that Palmetto is a dead end street, Sandlin said.