Local News

  • 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.

  • New karate school to offer scholarships

    Many martial arts businesses are run by instructors who learned from American instructors who never studied outside of their state, let alone traveled across the globe to train with karate masters in Asia. Chiefland’s new True Path Karate Rendokan will be the first in our area taught by a life-long student of Okinawas’s Grand Master (10th degree) Eizo Shimabuku.  

  • Mosaic artist chosen for 2013 festival design

  • Two shows ongoing at CKAC during December

    The Cedar Key Art Center announced it would be offering two dynamic shows this month. “Florida's Eden: Vision for the Region” in the Main Gallery and “Bev Ringenberg: Contemporary Fused Glass” in the main art gallery.  The shows run through Dec. 30.