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Today's News

  • Community Calendar (week of 6-26-14)

    Today

    Volunteer training opportunities

  • School board looking to boost test scores

    By PAT FAHERTY

    Special to the Beacon

  • Trashy people hurt recycling program

    Cedar Key no longer has a recycling trailer on State Road 24 at County Road 347.
    The Raleigh Community, near Williston, lost its recycling trailer — again — after the property owner asked that it be removed.
    And the trailer at the Manatee Jiffy may be the next to disappear.

  • Republican primaries closed

    Republicans, who now hold sway in voter registration in Levy County, will have a huge voice in both County Commission seats up for grabs in the Aug. 26 primary.
    And in the county school board elections — which are nonpartisan races — all three incumbents were re-elected without opposition when candidate filing closed at noon Friday.
    Incumbents Cameron Asbell of District 1, Robert Philpot of District 3 and Rick Turner of District 5 will hold on to their seats.

  • Dealing with that difficult person

    By Bob Denny
    My friend’s blood pressure jumped to 160/110! He told me he thought he was going to explode! It was a serious clash with a dominating supervisor. That was one of the most painful and challenging times of his life! It hurt so bad that he took a month off of work. With some helpful counseling, he worked out a good solution with the employer, and was able to return to his job and stay on until a happy and successful retirement. (His supervisor was transferred and given appropriate training on “management skills.”)

  • CRACKER COWBOY: The Guy Thompson Affair (Part 1)

    A couple of years into my cowboying in Marion County I got a call from a man who was living on the Castro farms, northwest of Ocala on Highway 27. He told me he managed the cattle operation for Bernard Castro and he had heard that I was day working and had some good dogs. He had a similar arrangement with Castro that I had with the Double F Ranch out at Moss Bluff - we could day work on the side on our own time.

  • Lions' Flag Day highway cleanup
  • Community Calendar (week of 6-19-14)

    Coming in June

    Raku party planning under way
    This summer, the Cedar Key Art Center is going to try something a little different. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to amyjojones4@gmail.com.
    Participants will make a piece of pottery from raku clay which can be picked up from Cedar Key Pottery. A class will be planned in June, once a group is put together who will make their pieces and have them bisque fired in time for the party.
    The center is then planning a raku party for the Arts Center backyard.

  • There will be fireworks on Fourth

    Staff Report

    It took a village, but the village of Cedar Key and its friends would not allow the traditional July 4th celebration to go without a fireworks show.
    Cindy Bonish at Low Key Hideaway and Jamie Griffith of Seabreeze Restaurant among scores of other folks had $7,995 in hand by Tuesday morning, barely enough to assure that the sparklers, roman candles, chrysanthemums, stars and palms will light up the night sky.

  • Duke sets open house on gas plant

    By PAT FAHERTY
    Special to the Beacon

    Duke Energy Florida has scheduled a public open house on its proposed $1.5 billion combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County.
    The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.