Today's News

  • 30 is not old; It’s just a little more legit

     Phew. I finally made it. 

  • Cedar Key Junior FFA takes State

    Special to The Beacon

    The smallest school in Florida brought home a state championship in FFA forestry on Friday.

    The Cedar Key Middle School FFA Chapter won in spectacular fashion. Collectively the team placed first in four of the six categories and placed third in another. Each of the four team members was thewinnner of one of the categories and one team member, Kira Telgen, was named the middle school individual champion.

    This is the first state championship for the three year old FFA chapter.

  • Fake smiles only last so long

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  • I remember history: the Big Dock burning in 1950

    I remember when the Big Dock burned the year 1950.

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  • New bridges were never meant to be

     A mistake by the Florida Department of Transportation Disctrict 2 office means Cedar Key will not get three promised bridge replacements.

    The October announcement that four bridges would be replaced be the Florida DOT was a mistake, said Gina Busscher, Public Information Director for DOT district 2.

  • Commissioners talk trash

    Cedar Key residents and businesses may soon be charged according to how much garbage they produce. Commissioners voted Tuesday night to proceed with exploration of a unit based pricing scale from current provider WastePro.  If approved, the change in service will take effect May 2010.  Preliminary quotes from WastePro staff include curbside recycling, garbage carts supplied by the company, residential trash removal once per week, and a bulk collection day once per month.

  • Cedar Key TNR reaches 535 cats

    The Cedar Key Trap-Neuter-Return program has accomplished all that it can, said Doreen Bauer of Faraway Inn. Last week, TNR spayed and neutered 34 cats, bringing the total number to 535 Cedar Key cats in three and half years.

    “At this point, there are only about 50 cats left, and those are the smartest, most tricky, and hardest to catch,” Doreen said. “The really smart cats are the ones breeding. Over time, those 50 will turn into a lot more. We can’t do anymore without the community’s help.”

  • Private bus service to start

    A Cedar Key bed and breakfast operator has announced plans to start a private bus company to serve residents in a five-county area.

    Bill Phillips, owner of the Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, said he is looking to privately fund the bus service. He is looking at purchasing coaches that have on board wi-fi service, television, restrooms and galleys to provide drink and food service to commuters and visitors.

  • CRA finalizes Streets and Utilities plans

    The Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency, along with the Cedar Water and Sewer District, is performing the final review for the Phase II Streets and Utilities project. Permits have been applied for and final plans will be completed by the end of the month. The CRA will advertise for bids in February, Director Greg Lang said.  Phase II Streets and Utilities is the largest construction project in the history of Cedar Key and will take approximately 10-12 months to complete.