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Today's News

  • Deadline approaching for Old Florida Celebration of the Arts design contest
  • Cedar Key School receives fifth straight B

    Cedar Key School maintained its B grade in the latest release of accountability reports from the Florida Department of Education.

    The school has scored a B for five straight years, and has enjoyed an A or a B for all but one year since the grades were first issued in 1999.

    The grades represent an amalgam of factors, including end-of-course achievement scores by students, student gains on assessments, graduation rates and middle school acceleration.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • Meet the candidates

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck, Pioneer Editor

    Wishing for an easy way to meet candidates for office and ask about issues that matter to you? If so, mark your calendar for the 2018 Candidates Forum. This free nonpartisan event will be Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Williston Middle/High School cafetorium.

    Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and all voters are welcome to fill out question cards for county, state and federal candidates.

  • 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.