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Today's News

  • City considers using purchasing policy

    The Cedar Key Commission is considering adopting a purchasing policy ― one that would set standards for buying, bidding and preference standards for local businesses. 

    Commissioner Royce Nelson said he got with City Attorney Norm Fugate to discuss a possible ordinance and Fugate provided him with a copy of an ordinance used by the City of Chiefland and he would like the commission to look it over.

  • Up the creek

    A big push for ecotourism has led the state and local tourism officials to develop paddling trails that allow canoers, kayakers and paddleboarders to circumnavigate the state. 

    But if you are looking for a map telling you how to pass through Levy County on the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail (BBSPT) on the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Service website or in its publications, the trail through Levy County is not to be found. 

  • C Street Bridge routing up in the air

     Decisions have been made on how to handle construction and the re-routing of traffic for the two Gulf Boulevard bridge replacements at Daughtry Bayou and Lewis Pass, but a solution that will make everyone happy on the C Street bridge work is more elusive. 

  • Cedar Key Boat Parade
  • Anonymous benefactor pays off layaways

     By MARK SCOHIER 

    and ASHLEY THORNTON

    An anonymous person with a big heart — and pocketbook — made a stop in the Chiefland Walmart Monday and paid for about $51,000 worth of merchandise that shoppers had put on layaway in previous weeks.

    "It's a good thing. It's a great act of kindness," Walmart Co-Manager Jason Ashley said.

    Monday was the last day to pick up layaway items. 

  • Community calendar week of 12-18-14

     Month of December 

     

    Artist of the Month

    The Cedar Keyhole’s Artist of the Month for December is Harry MacLeod. MacLeod uses a scroll saw to create interesting and fun works in wood,  which include puzzles, small sculptures, animals, intricate scenes, tree ornaments and signs for the home. His works are primarily left in the natural wood state, but some are colorfully painted. 

  • Making Wishes Known
  • Forestry team finishes fourth in state

     The Cedar Key FFA added some more trophies to the ag room wall last month by placing fourthoverall in the state forestry contest held in Perry. 

    Aside from placing fourth, the team also brought home plaques for  second place in equipment identification, third in general knowledge and first in compass and pacing. 

  • Cedar Key saves $13,000 due to recycling

     By Tom Deverin

    Special to the Beacon

    Remember when there was a recycle trailer parked at the old Sun Dance by the No. 3 Bridge? 

    That was in 2008 and at that time the recycle trailer would get filled up about every two weeks. 

    It was at this time that the Energy Advisory Panel was formed with one simple concept, that with regards to recycling, we could do better. 

  • Dec. 16 meeting aimed at bridge replacement

     Mayor Dale Register announced that state Department of Transportation officials will be inattendance at the City Commission’s Tuesday, Dec. 16, meeting at 6 p.m. to update plans for the replacement of three bridges in the island community.