http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cedar Key gearing up for arrival of MoMS http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-gearing-arrival-moms <p> The Cedar Key Historical Society announced that it has been selected to host Museums on Main Street (MoMS), which will be taking place from September through October, 2014. Funded in part by the United States Congress, MoMS combines the talents of the Smithsonian Institution, the state humanities councils and local organizations to bring national and local heritage to small communities across the United States.<br /> County calls out Chiefland on ALS http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/county-calls-out-chiefland-als <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0056.jpg" alt="County commissioners discuss issues centered on recent negotiations for ALS in the City of Chiefland." title="County commissioners discuss issues centered on recent negotiations for ALS in the City of Chiefland." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The Levy County Commission &ndash; especially Commissioners John Meeks, Ryan Bell and Chad Johnson have a message for Chiefland about ALS non-transport: Next week&rsquo;s election is not driving the decision to implement it.<br /> In fact, while attacking press reports that indicate otherwise, the commissioners want residents to know they are moving ahead with implementing the Advanced Life Support non-transport (ALS) not just for Chiefland, but for the whole county.<br /> Cedar Key children take part in Sewing Camp http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/cedar-key-children-take-part-sewing-camp <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sewing1.jpg" alt="Participants at the Sewing Camp, held at The Salty Needle Quilt Shop." title="Participants at the Sewing Camp, held at The Salty Needle Quilt Shop." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The Salty Needle Quilt Shop opened its doors to a small group of kids for a sewing camp that ran a total of five days, Aug. 4-8, sewing something new and exciting each day.&nbsp;The children got to shop in the store for material needed for their projects, adding their very own touch to everything they completed.<br /> Projects included: a pillow, chicken pin cushion, draw string bag, teddy bear and outfit, shorts and designed T-shirt. &nbsp;Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Bunny were amazing, patient and instilled a new love into all that attended. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> CK oyster situation heading to Putnam http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/ck-oyster-situation-heading-putnam <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/clams.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="162" height="85" /><p> When state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam stops in Trenton for a campaign event on Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m., it won&rsquo;t be just Gilchrist County agriculture on his agenda.<br /> Levy County Commissioner Chad Johnson, Putnam&rsquo;s college roommate and fraternity brother, will be talking to his old pal about the need to get money for re-seeding the oyster population in the Suwannee River Basin, which includes Cedar Key and parts of Levy and Dixie counties.<br /> Early voting under way http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/early-voting-under-way <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2014-08-11_at_5.33.26_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones opened early voting on Monday for the Aug. 26 primary election at her office at 421 S. Court St., next to the county courthouse, in Bronson.<br /> Balloting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 23.<br /> All voters will be voting in the 8th Judicial Circuit judgeship for Group 12 where incumbent William E. Davis faces challenger William Falik.<br /> Funding begins for new CF campus http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/funding-begins-new-cf-campus <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/the_new_design.jpg" alt="A photo of the conceptual rendering of the new campus on display at the event." title="A photo of the conceptual rendering of the new campus on display at the event." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The reception room of what will, in a few short years, be the old College of Central Florida Levy Center was packed Thursday evening in celebration of funding for a new campus.<br /> &ldquo;Ten years, four veto pens, but we&rsquo;re there,&rdquo; was one of the comments made Thursday night by CF President James Henningsen.<br /> Money for the proposed CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus has been stalled for some time, but Gov. Rick Scott signed off on the funding a couple of months ago.<br /> Party primaries on Tuesday http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/party-primaries-tuesday <p> It&rsquo;s time to vote folks.<br /> The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but voting has been underway for quite a while.<br /> Already 1,663 Levy County absentee ballots had been received by the Supervisor of Elections Office as of Tuesday afternoon and 442 people took advantage of early voting which started Aug 11 and continues daily through Saturday, Aug,. 23, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 421 S. Court St. in Bronson, next to the county courthouse.<br /> County, congressional candidates speak out at forum http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/content/county-congressional-candidates-speak-out-forum <img src="http://www.cedarkeybeacon.com/sites/www.cedarkeybeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sudanpanel.jpg" alt="County commission candidates await the first question from the VFW&#039;s Susan Haines during Friday&#039;s Candidates Forum. " title="County commission candidates await the first question from the VFW&#039;s Susan Haines during Friday&#039;s Candidates Forum. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> If anyone came expecting fireworks at the candidates forum hosted by VFW Post 5625 and the Chiefland Citizen, they were likely to come away disappointed. But hopefully they came away better informed.<br /> The event on Friday Aug. 1, at the VFW Post in south Chiefland, likely the only candidates forum being held before the Aug. 26 primary, drew&nbsp;about 30 people for the steak dinner beforehand, and candidates and their surrogates from the County Commission District 2 and District 4 races and the Congressional District 3 race.<br /> <br /> Attending from:<br />