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Local News

  • County candidates set for August elections

    A pair of Levy County Commission races and a School Board race highlight the county election season, which could be completely determined by the end of the primary on Aug. 30.

    The qualifying deadline for county-wide offices was June 22.

    The two County Commission seats both feature a pair of Republicans squaring off, so the races will be decided in the primary, which will be open to voters of all affiliations.

  • Gov. Scott visits Levy for Lincoln-Reagan Dinner during campaign for US Senate

    The highest-profile guest speaker in the history of the Levy County Republican Executive Committee’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Memorial Dinner guaranteed its largest ever turnout.

    Gov. Rick Scott joined Republican Party officials, supporters, office holders and candidates representing Levy County and the area June 23 at Bronson Middle High School as the headline speaker for the banquet.

  • "Best small city fireworks display”

    Cedar Key is holding its annual Independence Day celebration, culminating with the “best small city fireworks display” over the water.

    The day of festivities takes place Wednesday, July 4, kicking off with the Fourth of July Parade of Golf Carts at noon.

    Spectators can watch the fireworks from Dock Street or City Park – or pretty much anywhere on the island – starting at 9:15 p.m.

    To help support the fireworks fund, visit http://cedarkey.org/cedar-key-july-4th-fireworks-fund.

  • CKS outgoing seniors garner scholarships, academic honors

    Members of the Cedar Key School Class of 2018 received scholarships and various academic recognitions at their graduation commencement ceremony May 26 in the CKS gym.

    To begin, outgoing Principal Josh Slemp applauded the community support behind those scholarships.

    “I just can’t tell you how fortunate this school is to get a tremendous amount of support that we get from the community and local businesses and all organizations,” Slemp said.

  • CKS needs support for multi-purpose athletics center

    By CKS Coach John Miller

    Please consider helping the Cedar Key School PTO with the updating in and around the CKS gymnasium.

    So far, donations and grants have covered the costs of replacing the windows and installing air conditioning. The next step is to refurbish the tennis court next to the school gym.

  • Donations needed for July 4th fireworks fund

    That is right friends – the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce needs your help to fund a beautiful fireworks display for everyone. We’re planning to launch the fireworks off a barge between Dock Street and Atsenie Otie so everyone can see them from the coast or on a boat! We need to raise $12,000 to fund the fireworks show and need your help to make it happen!

  • Lawrence named new principal

    Cedar Key School is getting a new principal and she is already well known on campus – Mrs. Kathy Lawrence.

    Lawrence will replace Mr. Joshua Slemp, who served as CKS principal for two years after coming from Bronson. Lawrence has taught high school math and is the Reading Coach at CKS. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and math, has a master’s degree in English, and holds endorsements in reading and administration.

    Lawrence’s 39 years in education include positions as both a teacher and as an administrator.

  • Senior Sharks prepare to seize the day

    See photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1919622078129689.1073741832.11...

    Brad Penney saved some of his best bits for his final act.

    The longtime Cedar Key School coach and educator gave his first commencement address before his final week on the job.

    “It’s a little scary and a little exciting that we’re both moving into the next phase of our life,” Penney said.

  • Seahorse Key offers numerous hands-on lessons on coastal environment, sea life

    The Cedar Key School fourth- and fifth-graders spent May 3 on Seahorse Key where the University of Florida operates the Nature Coast Biological Station and Seahorse Key Marine Lab.

    The first activity planned by the UF staff and CKS teachers was to simulate climate change and glacial melting. Students placed a miniature home on the model, trying to figure out where the safest place would be. Most of the homes were flooded or washed away by the warming climate and those that could be saved were moved to a safe zone.

  • New mural painted across from chamber office

    By C.L. Watson, Cedar Key Correspondent

    Students from Cedar Key fourth and fifth grade were chosen to help paint the mural, a plaque with each of the names is attached for recognition: Payton Campbell, Kayley Sloan, Isaac Custer, Micah Dehaven, Reese Solowski, Kaytie Bailey, Karlie Bailey, Rylee Slemp and Carlie Brown. Smith said the students are really proud of all their work and were elated to see it all come to life.