http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Free! 2014 Levy County Delinquent Tax List http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/free-2014-levy-county-delinquent-tax-list <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/taxlistheader.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> New leadership http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/new-leadership <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4735.jpg" alt="Newcomer Diana Topping and returnee Heath Davis were sworn in on the Cedar Key City Commission on Tuesday, along with incumbent Commissioner Sue Colson." title="Newcomer Diana Topping and returnee Heath Davis were sworn in on the Cedar Key City Commission on Tuesday, along with incumbent Commissioner Sue Colson." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Newcomer Diana Topping and returnee Heath Davis were sworn in on the Cedar Key City Commission on Tuesday, along with incumbent Commissioner Sue Colson. All three were elected on May 5.</p> <p> The first order of business was electing a mayor and Topping&#39;s motion to choose Davis was unanimously approved. Dale Register, who has been mayor, was chosen vice mayor by a 3-2 vote, defeating Colson. Colson and Davis voted for her.&nbsp;</p> The biggest show on the island http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/biggest-show-island <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6766.jpg" alt="Kindergartener Fisher Collins was the strongman for the Cedar Key School&#039;s annual Kindergarten Circus presented last week. " title="Kindergartener Fisher Collins was the strongman for the Cedar Key School&#039;s annual Kindergarten Circus presented last week. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Cedar Key School&#39;s annual Kindergarten Circus was presented last week.</p> <p> The performance, celebrating the coming end of the school year, was proclaimed &quot;the best ever in 25 years&quot; by School Board Member Chris Cowart of Cedar Key.&nbsp;</p> Abandonment and local dynamics of the historical bird rookery at Seahorse Key http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/abandonment-and-local-dynamics-historical-bird-rookery-seahorse-key <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brown_pelican_nesting_3_cknwr_law.jpg" alt="The usual scene on Seahorse Key any other year." title="The usual scene on Seahorse Key any other year." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Red snapper season returns http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/red-snapper-season-returns <p> The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida.</p> Pet adoption event in Bronson May 16 http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/pet-adoption-event-bronson-may-16 <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2015-05-04_at_2.57.51_pm.png" alt="Lucy, is a domestic short hair tortie cat who recently delivered a litter of three kittens. She will be among the animals looking for a forever home at the Levy County Animal Shelter adoption event on May 16 at ACE Hardware in Bronson. " title="Lucy, is a domestic short hair tortie cat who recently delivered a litter of three kittens. She will be among the animals looking for a forever home at the Levy County Animal Shelter adoption event on May 16 at ACE Hardware in Bronson. " align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> The Bronson Ace Hardware, whose manager is Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks, is hosting the next pet adoption event for Levy County Animal Services and adoption fees will be discounted.</p> <p> The discount was approved during last Tuesday&#39;s commission meeting at the request of Animal Services Director David Weatherford.</p> No decision yet on bridges http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/no-decision-yet-bridges <p> One thing is certain about the three bridges of Cedar Key that the Florida Department of Transportation plans to replace: no final decisions have been made on construction options for the Lewis Pass bridge on Gulf Boulevard and the C Street/Dock Street bridge.</p> <p> The proposals on the Daughtry Bayou bridge on Gulf Boulevard are non-controversial, said Nelson Bedenbaugh, senior project manager for FDOT District 2. He and Jordan Green updated the Levy County Commission on the status of the projects on Tuesday.</p> Bartholemy graduates NAPS http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/bartholemy-graduates-naps <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6844.jpg" alt="Lauren Bartholemy receives her certificate of graduation during ceremonies." title="Lauren Bartholemy receives her certificate of graduation during ceremonies." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Lauren Bartholemy, daughter of Stephen Bartholemy and Jolie and Heath Davis of Cedar Key, graduated May 8 from the Naval Academy Prepratory School in Newport, R.I., a one-year program that prepares individuals for life as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.</p> <p> Bartholemy is a 2014 graduate of Cedar Key High School.</p> <p> While at NAPS, she was chosen platoon commander and paraded her fellow classmates during the review that is part of the graduation ceremony.</p>