Today's News

  • Ask a Lawyer: Legal obligation to stop and render aid

    J. A. of Rosewood asks, “Say, I’ve got a question for you…I was driving home on State Road 24 the other night and I saw a vehicle with its lights on stopped by the side of the road. I didn’t think much of it but, as I passed by, I saw another car in the ditch with its lights flashing. I was already by both vehicles so I called 911 and told them about it. However, I got to thinking, later on, that maybe I had some sort of legal obligation to do more. Did I?

    Dear J.A.;

  • CK Woman’s Club brings home the ribbons

    On Feb. 18, the Cedar Key Woman’s Club once more came home beribboned from the Gainesville Arts and Crafts day.
    Each year, the CKWC participates in a District Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs competition, where first place winners from 17 different communities compete.

  • Senecal named Volunteer of the Year

    Eileen Senecal, from the Cedar Key Woman’s Club, has been named Volunteer of the Year by District 5 of the Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
    This prestigious award was presented at the District Arts and Crafts Luncheon held in Gainesville on Saturday, Feb. 18.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 23


    Needy Family Project
    Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1:30-5 p.m., the Fraternal Order of Eagles will be holding a fund-raising event promoting its motto: People Helping People.
    For a $6 donation - which will help fund the group’s Needy Family Project - members and guests will partake in a Southern tradition of ham and split pea soup.
    Carryout is available, otherwise stop by at 3rd and B Street to enjoy this worthwhile cause. For more information, call 543-9789.


  • Jenny Biermen is named Cedar Key School’s 2012 valedictorian

    By Taryn Epperson and Montana Beckham
    Shark Correspondents

    2012 Senior Jenny Biermen is the valedictorian; she has gone to Cedar Key School since 6th grade. In her years at CKS she has taken all the required classes to graduate as well as marine science, teacher’s aid and the work program - and while doing all this managed an almost a perfect GPA.

  • Sex predator registers address in Cedar Key

    Jeffrey Earl. Lashley, 52, convicted of sexual battery in 2004 and classified a "sexual predator," has registered his address in Cedar Key, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Coast Guard rescues three off Atsena Otie Key

    The Coast Guard rescued three sailboaters who were capsized and adrift two miles southeast of Atsena Otie Key on Monday.
    The Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call forwarded by the Levy County Sheriff's Dispatch Center at 7 p.m., Sunday, from a concerned family member. The caller said three men; ages 53, 40, and 16, were overdue from a sailing trip. The trio departed from Cedar Key on Sunday to sail their 16-foot fiberglass catamaran around Atsena Otie Key, approximately one mile offshore.

  • Summer Arts benefit dinner

    The 2012 Children’s Summer Art Program Benefit Dinner, sponsored by The Cedar Key Arts Center, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., upstairs at the Art Center.

    The dinner will be a three course gourmet dinner created by The Island Room. The cost is $25 per person and includes beverage, tax and tip.

    There will also be a raffle of original art and other fun items.

    Call 543-6520 to make reservations.

  • Oysters on the decline in Cedar Key and Big Bend

     Reduced freshwater flow from the Suwannee River into the Gulf is responsible for a 66-percent decline in oyster populations in Cedar Key and the Big Bend area, according to scientists from the University of Florida.

  • Gulf of Mexico gag grouper wins protection; group says more help needed