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Today's News

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups this Saturday (Nov. 8)

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don’t always come together, hopes aren’t always realized, and presents aren’t always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It’s a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • 'There is no pain-free plan'

    The Florida Department of Transportation learned a new thing about Cedar Key when 70 residents – about 10 percent of the island’s population – attended a meet-and-greet on construction proposals for replacing three bridges on the island.
    Mayor Dale Register said he learned something as well, “There is no pain-free plan.”

  • Cedar Key bridge meeting Monday

    Submitted by Gina Busscher, FDOT spokeswoman

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups just around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • School Foundation's Beast Feast Saturday

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 5th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Etheridge Cracker House, NE 140th Avenue, Williston. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin being served at 6 p.m. An interesting selection of specialties like gator tail, possum ribs and venison along with some good old-fashioned southern classics like mullet, grits and swamp cabbage will be served up by Levy County’s very own businesses, politicians and community groups. There will be something for every taste.

  • Community Calendar (week of 10-23-14)

    Month of October

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for October is Sheila Thomas. Thomas is represented in the gallery in several mediums – photography, pottery, cast paper ornaments and notepads, fabric bookmarks and flowers artfully created out of pine cones and brightly painted. Her photographs are of Cedar Key scenes and wildlife, including the once iconic “honeymoon cottage” which is now just four pilings in the water.

  • Airport to get a patch - after bridges are replaced

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    The main runway for the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key is going to get a little facelift that county officials hope will hold it until two bridges leading to the airport can be fixed and a concrete runway can be constructed.

  • Shark News - Week of 10-23-14

    FFEA club holds
    induction meeting for new members

    By Tabatha Hays
    Shark Correspondent
    Cedar Key School’s Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) Club met Wednesday, Oct. 8. Club members are looking forward to the upcoming school year and being involved in many events, such as: shadowing teachers, helping the teachers out in their classrooms and fundraising throughout the school year.

  • Seafood galore

    Cedar Key's 45th Annual Seafood Festival drew landlubbers by the hundreds to the island community to sample its seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts and much more. Pictured, Jasmine Kish works the booth in support of the Cedar Key School science department.

  • Concern over group home for sex offenders growing

    A home in East Williston that houses sex offenders and sex predators is causing concern in the community and Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum asked the Levy County Commission to consider legal actions that can be taken to limit such residences.
    The single-family home at 21161 NE 35TH ST, which is not a group home, had seven sex offenders and three sexual predators registered at the address on Monday, McCallum said. “These numbers continue to rise.” It is outside the city limits of Williston.