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Today's News

  • Track Sharks shine as first-time hosts

    Sharks track and field tasted success at their inaugural home meet Monday, hosting Branford, Seven Rivers, St. John Lutheran and Bronson at the first Cedar Key Relays.

    Branford was the overall winner, with the girls' team scoring 80 total points and boys' team scoring 84. Cedar Key girls were runners-up with 68 points, and Cedar Key boys placed third with 46 points.

  • Shark News

    Senior Spotlight on Jaclyn Stefani

    By Justin Esposito

    This week's Senior Spotlight shines on Jaclyn Elisa Nicole Stefani. Jaclyn's parents are Peter and Gina Stefani, and she has one brother, Pete Stefani. Jaclyn's favorite subject in school is pretty much anything science. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Whitman "because he makes everything interesting," says Jaclyn.

    Her most memorable moment was "the Keys trip because we were able to relax and go snorkeling, fishing, and swimming in the freezing cold water!"

  • Cedar Key Police Department Reports

    Friday, March 21, there will be no school, so please use caution when traveling on SR24 and the streets of our wonderful little city, due to the children walking, riding bicycles, or playing near their respective homes. We never know when a loose ball will cross the street followed by an unsuspecting child, so please be fully aware during your travel time around the community. Always respect our older generation and children, as we love and appreciate all of them very much.

  • Only a test: Fire department gets alarms

    Cedar Key Fire Department Assistant Chief Robert Robinson said the department recently got three alarm sirens and control panels, donated by Progress Energy Florida through the Florida Department of Emergency Management. Robinson said the fire department would begin testing its three new sirens at various locations throughout Cedar Key to determine the best permanent locations for them.

  • Budget cuts hit Levy Schools

    BRONSON - The storm clouds that were on the horizon are now here for the School Board of Levy County.

    Financial officer Robert Clemons believes that with proper precautions, Levy will be able to survive the spring state budget cut storm.

    The 2008-09 school year is another story.

    With additional state funding cuts estimated at more than a half million dollars, Levy is preparing to make moves that could shave a big chunk of money.

    These moves revealed at Tuesday's school board meeting would hopefully prevent faculty and other staff casualties.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: More freebies from the Web

    Now that you have your "productivity software" (Open Office), your antivirus and your firewall set up, all for free, let's look at some other freebies available online.

  • Fishing Lines: Upside to global warming?

    I am absolutely certain without a doubt that the global warming stuff is true. Here is my scientific, can't-be-wrong evidence. For the past seven years (or seems so) my whip-poor-will has returned to the woods next to me on EXACTLY March 21, a.k.a. the first day of spring. But this year he returned on St. Patrick's Day (March 17), which is a full four days early. I can also add an extra day for leap year, which means that he actually returned five days early. No doubt now, the icebergs will be melting, and those of us who live toward Otter Creek will soon have ocean-front property.

  • Reflections: Automotive trivia: Did you know?

    Today's standard passenger vehicle is the most important source of transportation in the world. Over 300 million cars are registered worldwide. Without the automobile, millions of people would not get to work.

    So common is today's automobile, there is a gas station in every town in the United States no matter how small. But this was not always the case. In the 1890's, cars were so rare they were often displayed in circuses.

  • Arts Festival Countdown: After a career, a second chance at art

    "I realized I had a chance to do what I really wanted."

    Atlanta-area water-colorist Jim Wilshire, one of the artists coming to this year's Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, double-majored in archaeology and anthropology at Georgia State University, but after graduation he took a corporate job in sales.

    "I had a family to support, so although those were my interests, I really wasn't able to pursue a career," he said.

  • Abort-Retry-Fail: Keeping your computer secure

    We have all read, or heard, the horror stories from people that have had a major virus infection on their computer. Today, with easy access to the Internet from anywhere in the world, the virus threat continues to increase. But there are steps you can take to keep your computer (and your data) secure.