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Today's News

  • Cedar Key boys run into offensive juggernaut in Drummond tourney

    A strong early effort by the Cedar Key boys was overcome by a talented Florida State University High squad last Wednesday in the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament.

    The Seminoles found success from all over the floor on offense with their ball movement, and dominated the offensive boards to get many more second chances against the Sharks, whose young roster boasts just one junior and no seniors.

  • Lady Sharks succumb to late rally against Fort White

    Cedar Key freshman Niya Jones drained a 3 in the first minute of the fourth quarter to pull her Lady Sharks ahead 29-26 last Wednesday in the Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament.

    But Fort White held the upper hand after that point, outscoring the tournament host 18-5 for the remainder to secure a 44-36 win.

  • Cedar Key softball standout signs letter of intent

    If you ask Ashlyn Allen’s coaches about the Cedar key senior’s best qualities, one of the first things that comes up is her leadership.

    The standout shortstop and pitcher was in a pioneering mode last Thursday, as she was part of Cedar Key School’s first letter-of-intent signing ceremony. The event was held in the school’s auditorium in front of a packed room with classmates, coaches and family, as she made official her commitment to play softball for Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

  • Sharks host Drummond Bank-CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament

    Cedar Key School will be hosting its second consecutive holiday tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22.

    This year, CKS is excited to have Drummond Bank as the exclusive sponsor of the event, as it’s provided tremendous support for the tournament.

    The four teams participating on the boys’ side of the draw are: Trenton, Oak Hall, Florida State University School (Tallahassee) and Cedar Key.

  • Cedar Key boys overwhelmed by Bronson team effort

    The Bronson boys’ basketball team put together its best performance on the season against Cedar Key Monday with good ball movement on offense and opportunistic defense, as the Eagles cruised to a 74-36 win in District 1A-7 action.

    Seven different Eagles converted at least two field goals, while three – Julius Smith (11 points), Glen Cooper (10 points) and Tra Francis (10 points) – were in double figures, helping BMHS pick up its second win in the district.

  • Lady Eagles fend off plucky Sharks in county hoops action

    What once looked like an easy win for Bronson approached nail-biter status midway through the fourth quarter.

    The Lady Eagles led by as much as 16 points in the third quarter Monday against Cedar Key, but the Lady Sharks charged back in the fourth to cut the deficit to seven points, before Bronson, led by senior Myia Knight, converted eight free throws down the stretch to pull way for a 50-37 win in an up-tempo district hoops clash in Bronson.

  • County puts halt to marijuana stores

    The Levy County Commission decided to put a nine-month moratorium on any rules allowing marijuana dispensaried into the county.

    At the same meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to retain John Meeks, of Bronson, R-District 1, as its chair for a third year and decided to switch the vice chair from Mike Joyner of Morriston, R-District 3, to Rock Meeks or Chiefland, R-District 2.

  • Seahorse Key artist-in-residence chosen

    By Samantha Grenrock

    UF/IFAS

    The Cedar Key Artist-in-Residence Program has selected painter Daniel Gottsegen as artist in residence for 2017. Known for his meditative renderings of the natural world, Gottsegen will live and work at the University of Florida Seahorse Key facilities Feb. 12 to 18.

  • Christmas in the Park

    A community dinner celebrating Christmas will be held in the Cedar Key City Park on Saturday, Dec. 17.

    The dinner begins at 5 p.m. with chili provided. Bring a covered dish and food donations for the Children’s Table.

    The Boat Parade will begin at sunset (6 p.m.) in front of the Dock Street Fishing Pier. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated boats and teams with the most cheer. If you are interested in participating, contact Rose Cantwell at 352-543-6346 for details or be at the Cedar Key Boat Ramp by 5:30 p.m.

  • Seahorse Key lighthouse open Saturday

    The Seahorse Key Light Station will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, with local historians, Lindon Lindsey and Toni Collins, on hand to provide visitors with the history of Seahorse Key and the Cedar Keys Light Station. 

    Come out and learn more about the interesting history of this little known jewel on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Hop on a water taxi from Cedar Key to the Lighthouse and learn about the history of the island.