Local News

  • Natural art


    Pam Darty, right, Refuge Ranger on the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, was more than pleased to see fine art painter, Ray Hassard, using the Dennis Creek Trail on a foggy morning as a source of inspiration for a landscape. The Refuge plans to sponsor an art contest in 2013.

  • CANCELLED: Winter Library Speaker Series Jan. 12

    On Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 a. m., Pegeen Hanrahan, former Gainesville mayor, will speak at the Cedar Key Library on behalf of Florida's Water and Land Legacy, Inc.  The Water and Land Legacy campaign is seeking to gather signatures to have a voter initiative conservation amendment placed on the Florida 2014, election ballot.

  • Levy residents improve, but health issues linger

    Christmas is over and normally folks turn their attention to those New Year’s resolutions — promises to ourselves to lose weight, eat healthier, consume less alcohol and stop smoking, dippin’ and chewin’.

  • Bell to chair commission

    Levy County Commission Chair Danny Stevens of Williston is yielding the gavel after two years in the center seat to Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland.

    Bell (R-District 4, including Cedar Key) was unanimously elected by the commission after swift action by Commissioner John Meeks of Bronson (R-District 1) to nominate Bell and a second and motion to close the nominations by current Vice Chair Commissioner Chad Johnson of Chiefland (R-District 2). 

  • Three running for city administrator


  • County looks to extend bar closing time

    The Levy County Commission has agreed to take a look at possibly revising the ordinance that dictates the hours for alcoholic beverage sales – currently between 7 a.m. and midnight – at the request of a restaurant and bar owner who says the midnight closing is costing him business.

  • City commissioner injured in fracas

    A sworn complaint for misdemeanor battery has been made against Cedar Key City Commissioner C. Dale Register after an altercation with another man on Thursday, Dec. 13, at about 9 p.m. by the Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge.

  • Santa Clam arrives Saturday

    Santa Clam says he is looking forward to Saturday when he hitches a boat ride with Carl and Eve Robinson of Robinson's Seafood from his hideaway to Cedar Key City Park where he will listen to children's wishes.

    In an exclusive interview with the Cedar Key Beacon, Santa Clam said, “It will be very much the same as last year.

    “It begins with a boat parade and Santa Clam will arrive at the conclusion,” he said. “I'll be meeting with children at the beach at Santa Clam Headquarters as I have done in previous years.”

  • Never Forgotten
  • Experience the joy of giving - blood drive on Friday

    Cedar Key Community residents are invited to do their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply during the holidays by teaming up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers at a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 7.  Stop by the bloodmobile at City Hall between 1 and 5 p.m. and make a contribution that can save up to three lives in local hospitals.