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Today's News

  • Boys fight 'til bitter end against Seven Rivers

    Cedar Key boys basketball played hard in Monday's matchup against district opponent Seven Rivers, but fell 74-26 to the Warriors.

    Seven Rives, always a talented and threatening team, has already notched its belt against strong area teams, including a win against Williston and a good scare against Bronson. The Sharks came out strong against the visitors, keeping it close in the first half, but the addition of the Warriors' three-point shooting was too much to overcome.

  • Both teams learn in district matchup

    Lady Sharks basketball played tough against visitor Seven Rivers, surprising the Lady Warriors before retiring in a 38-22 loss.

    "One of our goals every game is to shoot more free throws than the opposing team," Sharks head coach Chris Cowart said. "This time, we did it in the first half, and beat them 11-6."

    With Cedar Key's young team, Cowart is teaching the game even as they run the floor.

    "We work on these little goals, and as we achieve them, we try to move up to bigger ones."

  • Cedar Key Police Department Reports

    I sincerely hope that everyone's Thanksgiving was as enjoyable as mine was. Fortunately I was able to spend time with my family, as well as taking a day to visit with friends in Valdosta, Ga. They were visiting family members, who are also personal friends of mine, there. Although the trip was long and the visit was short, the time was well spent. They are also an exceptional group of people. Also, they are mostly Gators.

  • Getting the Big Dock ship-shape

    The Big Dock is getting fixed.

    The day the world - the Cedar Key world - awaited has come at last. Recently Lucas Marine Construction (LMC) moved into its new locations on - and off - Dock Street, with several barges, a crane, a tug and a variety of land and marine heavy equipment.

    "They moved in quietly, and haven't been disruptive at all, so far," said City Commissioner Sue Colson. "Although I'm sure the day is coming when there will be disruptions, though not their fault."

  • From the Kitchen: Winning potluck and party meat dishes

    We are officially into the holiday party season now that Thanksgiving has come and gone. Groups, families and employers everywhere are planning their annual gatherings and celebrations. Every such event will have one central theme - food. As far back as time goes, a feast has always been the way to fellowship and celebrate with those around us.

  • True Faith: Warning: Alcohol and drugs may kill you!

    "What shall we say then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?" (Romans 6:1-2 NIV)

  • Reflections: Turkeys are still around

    I'll bet you thought after Thanksgiving you wouldn't see any more turkey. Well, guess what? The department stores are full of them.

    Turkeys are especially prevalent during the Christmas Holidays. They lurk in every department store in America and go under the guise of "part-time help."

    Yes, they are the ones who know absolutely nothing about retail sales, and, why should they? They only work a couple months a year! That seems to be the only time they can get a job.

  • Levy County schools borrow $5 million to cover expenses

    BRONSON -- The School Board of Levy County needs a quick $5 million.

    With no sympathetic philanthropists in sight, the next best thing to do was to see which bank offered the best loan deal.

    Board members OK'd borrowing the large sum of money from Sun Trust Bank out of Jacksonville at its Nov. 20 meeting.

    The money is needed to cover overall operating costs -- including payroll -- for county schools for at least the next couple of months.

  • Fishing Lines: The lucky fisherman who got away

    Sometimes some of my regular clients will occasionally ask to fish for a specific species, and if they are in season and they have the skills I will oblige. To protect this guy's identity we will call him, lets see... "Dave".

    It was about two weeks ago (when the water was warmer), and this guy "Dave" says he would like to catch a cobia. No problem I say, fall is a good time to get a good sized cobia. So I bring the appropriate tackle and cast nets and we are set.

  • Lady Sharks show promise in opener loss

    There was a win inside the Lady Sharks' 44-24 season opening loss to Bronson.

    "We made a pledge to win the fourth quarter," Cedar Key varsity girls? head coach Chris Cowart said. "We did it. We outscored them 13-8."

    Cedar Key persevered in the face of a double-digit first half deficit, the result of letting early game jitters get the better of them. Bronson rolled up a 13-0 first quarter lead, led by Elizabeth Gay's points in the paint, before the Sharks recovered their composure and started chipping.