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Today's 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.

  • 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.

  • Jackson signs with Trinity Baptist

    Patrick Jackson has patiently bided his time while looking to resume his basketball career at the college level.

    The former Chiefland standout, who twice led the Indians in scoring and joined them for a trip to the state final four, and former Cedar Key Shark, was tentatively set to attend Webber International in 2017.

  • Senior Sharks prepare to seize the day

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    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.

  • Outstanding Shark athletes take home hardware

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    A couple of state medalists, a group behind the funding of critical gym concession upgrades, and an outgoing coach with more than 25 years of proud service at Cedar Key were among those recognized in a packed Cedar Key Community Center May 10 at the Cedar Key School Sports Banquet.