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Today's News

  • Busy time for the coast guard on the gulf coast

    The Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday from a Sea Tow boat 26 miles west of Cedar Key. 

    At 11:04 p.m. Friday watch standers from Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man aboard a Sea Tow boat stating he was beset by weather, his tow line to a 33-foot fishing boat broke, and he was in need of emergency assistance.

  • He is risen, risen indeed!

    Christians gathered Easter morning on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico at Cedar Key for a sunrise worship service. Pastors from the First Baptist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Cedar Key United Methodist Church and Rosewood Baptist Church participated in the celebration.

  • $20 can go a long way

    The picture tells a remarkable story. Many Cedar Key residents believe all the food distributed through the local food pantry is donated, but that is not true. Most of the food is purchased through the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in Gainesville, although at a greatly reduced price.

  • Local writer wins state competition

    Cedar Key writer Susan Roquemore placed first in the short story category for the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs-Florida creative writing contest for the year 2016.

    Her short story, “An Unholy Baptism” is a humorous look at a not-so-funny hiking experience in the north Florida woods. She and her hiking buddy, Joan Hobson, of Clermont, were mapping sections of the Florida Trail when they met an unexpected challenge crossing Econfina Creek. 

  • Lady Sharks overcome early deficit for softball win

    When the Riverside Christian softball team bursted out of the gate Monday with three hits and a pair of runs in the top of the first inning against Cedar Key, it appeared the Lady Wranglers just might have the Lady Sharks’ number.

    After all, it was Riverside (Trenton) that handed CKS its only loss on the season.

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts 2017 Award Winners

    Best of Show: Michael Everett, Drawing Booth 27, Palatka

    Best 2D: Bruce Ferguson, Painting Booth 24, Hernando Beach

    Best 3D: Jean Yao, Fiber Booth 84, Ft. Lauderdale

    Award of Excellence: Marc Aune, Jewelry Booth 18

    Award of Excellence: Susan Dauphinee, Painting Booth 72

    Award of Excellence: Adam Pourciau, Ceramics Booth 107A

    Award of Creativity: Greg Mangum, Jewelry Booth 59

  • O'Steen, Allen are top Cedar Key grads

    Cedar Key School's top students in the class of 2017 are Abigail O'Steen, valedictorian, and Ashlyn Allen, salutatorian. Abigail and Ashlyn have been lifelong Cedar Key Sharks; they began school together in the fall of 2003 when they entered pre-K and have been classmates ever since. Both will speak at the commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 20th in the Cedar Key gymnasium.

  • Cedar Key native awarded prestigious honor in Coast Guard

    Cedar Key native Chelsea Colson was awarded Enlisted Person of the Year this month for the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans.

    Colson, a Petty Officer Third Class, works as a storekeeper at Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team.

  • Lost message from past washes ashore couple’s Yankeetown island retreat

    In his 40 years of scuba diving, John Edwards has ran across some unbelievable finds.

    But he’s never found anything as strange as what he and his wife Rosa discovered in late January, washed up on one of their private islands on the mouth of the Withlacoochee River near Yankeetown.

    The pair were cleaning up the damage wrought by Hurricane Hermine when, among all of the unremarkable items and driftwood littered along the shore of their coastal retreat, an old bottle caught Mr. Edwards’ eye.

  • Cedar Key seeks to extend city limit

    In a move aimed at consolidating  unincorporated land around Cedar Key, Mayor Heath Davis sought consent Tuesday from the Levy County Commission to annex pieces of land located south of the No. 4 Channel, which borders the mainland where Highway 24 passes over.