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Today's News

  • Fishing heating up in Cedar Key

    Hello everyone. I hope everybody has a great Father’s Day weekend planned. The weekend is gonna be hot, but nice. Those little heat showers may be an issue but the mornings will be good to go, I feel.
    Our water temps are rising and the grass flats are growing back really nice. Some of our spots for trout have grass a few feet deep. That’s awesome to see, because a month ago they were still behind on growth. 


  • Team effort locates missing boy in Sumner

    Staff Report
    A missing 5-year-old boy who wandered three miles from home into a swamp was located after four hours of searching by his family, volunteers, and officers from a number of law enforcement, conservation and corrections agencies.

  • Voters to decide on business incentives on Nov. 4 ballot

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES
    editor@cedarkeybeacon.com
    Levy County voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to offer tax relief to businesses that move or open up in the county in return for creating jobs when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.

  • Fireworks fund raising underway

    Fund raising efforts have begun and fireworks will happen on Cedar Key for the Fourth of July, said Cedar Key Chamber President Bill Heckler.
    Fireworks will either be set off from Cemetery Point or behind the Low-Key Hideaway.
    If enough funds are collected, the city will set them off at the cemetery like last year. Otherwise, the Low-Key pyro crew will set them off on a barge behind the Tiki Hut bar.

  • Senecal receives Lions' top honor

    Roland Senecal, of the Cedar Key Lions Club, has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community. Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the foundation’s highest recognitions – honoring the commitment to humanitarian service.

  • Community comes to aid of stranded manatee

    Cedar Key community members rallied together on Sunday evening, ready and willing to assist in what appeared to be a potentially dangerous situation for one manatee.

  • Shark News (week of 5-29-14)

    CKS exam schedule

    By Tabatha Hays
    Shark correspondent

    Cedar Key School’s year is almost over, and summer is just around the corner. Exams mark the end of the school year and the beginning of summer for all middle and high school students. End of the year exams begin June 3 and end June 6. Exam days are early release school days with the exception of June 3. If a student is exempt from a certain exam, they are not required to attend that class period.
    Tuesday, June 3: 7th period exam

  • Community Calendar (week of 5-29-14)

    Month of May

    Artist of the Month
    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for May is Carol Seidman.

  • Memorial Day weekend at Cedar Key
  • Wild Hog pays off big

    The 37th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race -- put together as a charity event for Levy ARC, pulled in a record-breaking $16,150 this year, beating last year's record of $11,600.
    Wild Hog representatives presented Levy ARC Director Betty Walker with a check Tuesday morning.