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Today's News

  • Girls’ hoops tourney tips off Feb. 5 in Trenton

    The Cedar Key girls (12-8) are the No. 6 seed in next week's District 1A-7 tournament in Trenton. They face third-seeded Chiefland Monday, Feb. 5, at 6. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Sharks twice in the regular season, 39-31 and 55-43. The winner plays Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. versus No. 2 seed Branford or No. 7-seeded Bell. Bronson kicks off the tournament at 4:30 Monday against Dixie County. The championship game will be held Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Indians pull away from Sharks in second half

    In their two meetings with Chiefland this season, the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team has run into an Indian shooter who was red hot from beyond the arc.

    In their first game, CMHS sophomore Ty Corbin lit up the gym with six 3s to help lift his squad past the Sharks in overtime. In the SAMCO Classic Christmas Tournament in the Dec. 21, it was Payne Parnell’s turn.

  • County recasts qualifications for tourism director job

    Time is running out for the county to fill its soon-to-be-vacant executive position for Levy County Tourist Development.

    In a last-minute bid to net more ideal candidates, the county, behind a recommendation from outgoing director Carol McQueen, is recasting its description of the position to focus more on marketing skills and experience.

  • County approves spay, neuter trial program for ‘community cats’

    Levy County Animal Services euthanizes around half of the feral cats that are brought in.

    After department officials recently met with animal rescue groups at a no-kill summit in Gainesville, the county may have a solution that could help tackle the high rate of cat euthanasias.

  • Asbell assumes chairmanship on School Board; Etheridge picked as vice chairman

    Cameron Asbell was unanimously voted the new chairman of the School Board of Levy County Nov. 28.

    Rick Turner offered the nomination of Asbell.

    “Mr. Superintendent (Jeff Edison),” Turner said, “it is with honor and a great privilege I offer to you in the form of a nomination the most honorable and admirable Cameron Asbell to serve as chair of the Levy County School Board.”

  • County extends moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries; seeks ban ordinance

    The Levy County Commission voted unanimously Nov. 21 to extend by three months its moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The motion for the extended moratorium was offered by Rock Meeks and seconded by Matt Brooks. It passed 5-0.

  • CKS students share poems at School Board

    A group of three Cedar Key School students joined Principal Joshua Slemp at the School Board of Levy County meeting Nov. 14 to discuss recent school projects, including the 28th Annual Young Author’s Conference.

    Sophomores Michele Debari, Michael Smith and Zander Stanley each read poems they authored and submitted for the conference. The templates for the poems by the middle and high school students were inspired by ‘Where I’m From’ by George Ella Lyon.

  • Outstanding CKS educators recognized

    By Burlynne Mejeris, Shark correspondent

    Congratulations to Cedar Key School Teacher of the Year Carrie Tomlin and Educational Support Personnel of the Year Sue Penny!

    Ms. Carrie and Ms. Sue were selected for their honors by the faculty and staff at CKS.

  • Distinguished CKS couple joining school’s graduation for retirement

    Cedar Key School’s class of 2018 has a couple of honorary members, Coach Brad and Miss Sue, who will be "graduating" to retirement following the CKS graduation in May 2018. The Pennys, seen here walking back to school following a photo shoot with the senior class Nov. 14, plan to retire at the end of the school year following 30 years of unwavering support for the Sharks.

  • CKS Beta Club leads with service

    Members of the Cedar Key School Beta Club put their organization's motto – ‘Let Us Lead By Serving Others’ – into action Nov. 15 by working on a project for the entire community to enjoy. The service that Beta members were providing involved preparing more than two dozen wreaths that will be used to decorate City Park.