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Today's News

  • Courthouse monument case dismissed in favor of County

    The lawsuit filed against Levy County by American Atheists, Inc., claiming a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, was dismissed by in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

    The suit stems from the denial by the county of a local atheist group’s application to install a monument at the Levy County Courthouse, claiming it failed to meet guidelines. The county established guidelines in 2009 for the placing of monuments by local citizens and groups at the site.

  • Cedar Key Historical Society to host Florida Humanities Speaker Series

    Don’t miss our 2018 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, featuring fascinating programs about Florida’s historic lighthouses, culture, people, and ecology.

    Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Cedar Key Historical Society, this series will showcase four engaging talks and performances, starting in January and ending in April. Admission to each is free. All programs will be hosted at the Cedar Key Community Center at Sixth and F Street.

  • Cedar Key Arts Center workshops

    December 11, Monday (10-1),12 Tuesday, (10-12), and 14 Thursday, (10-11), Mosaic Stepping Stones with Dave Trehane-Art work using mosaic tiles is one of the oldest enduring means of artistic expression. In this class you will design and create your own permanent mosaic stepping stone using cut glass, marbles and tiles. Day 1 Design and placement, Day 2 grouting, Day 3 clean up and sealing. Cost $20 (for members) $25 for non-member plus $5 for supplies. 12 student maximum at any level. Deadline: December 1. Contact Dave at 304-481-0789.

  • Sharks place in Gainesville meet
  • Lady Sharks softball cruises to victory

    By CKS softball coach Lisa Fine

    It was a big win for the Lady Sharks softball team March 6 in Trenton. It defeated the Riverside Christian School Wranglers 21-6! The offense was lead by Audrey Collins and her four RBIs, Baylie Doty's home run and two RBIs, and Alyssa Beckham and Tori Fisher each contributed a pair of RBIs. Baylie also rang up six strikeouts and combined with Haiden Simpson and Allie Collins on a double play.

    Next Tuesday, March 13, the Lady Sharks will travel to Meadowbrook Academy in Ocala for a 5 p.m. game. Go Sharks!

  • On the cusp

    There was a palpable feeling in the Dixie County High School gym that Cedar Key might pull off the improbable.

    The Shark boys, looking for their first tournament win in more than two decades, had fallen behind 13-3 in the first quarter, but came storming back to take leads in the second and third quarters of the District 1A-7 quarterfinal Feb. 13 in Cross City. With four minutes remaining, on the heels of a Kris Burns layup, CKS was knotted with the Tigers at 45-45.

  • 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.