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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is April 8-9

    The 2017 Old Florida Celebration of the arts is planned for April 8 – 9 and this week continues the countdown of the Top 10 reasons to attend the celebration of the arts, one of the Top 10 art fairs in America, according to the 2016 artfaircalendar.com survey.

  • Birdies for books

    Sue Wooley, the president of the Friends of the Cedar Key Library, was stunned last year at the size of the donation to the library from the first-ever Cedar Key Open charity golf event.

    Last Wednesday, the Chiefland Golf and Country Club and the Big Deck Raw Bar hosted the second edition of the Open, and the amount of funds raised was doubled from the previous year.

    “I was nearly speechless,” Wooley said. “And you can ask my husband, that’s a rarity.”

  • Cedar Key scores high marks in pole vault, shot put

     

    The Cedar Key girls scored a win in the pole vault event while the school’s competitors captured top-three finishes in four other categories at the Cedar Key School Relays in Rosewood last Thursday.

  • Businesses remain open while Dock Street closed

    Businesses located along Dock Street will remain open while the street is closed to repair hurricane damage beginning Monday, March 13. The Levy County Road Department estimates repairs to be completed within seven business days, however, the length of time could be longer or shorter.

     The road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on each end of Dock Street.

  • Dock Street in Cedar Key to close

    Levy County Parks and Recreation reported a street closing in Cedar Key.

    Dock Street in Cedar Key will be closed Monday,  March 13 until further notice due to hurricane road repairs.