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Today's News

  • Indians pull away from Sharks in second half

    In their two meetings with Chiefland this season, the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team has run into an Indian shooter who was red hot from beyond the arc.

    In their first game, CMHS sophomore Ty Corbin lit up the gym with six 3s to help lift his squad past the Sharks in overtime. In the SAMCO Classic Christmas Tournament in the Dec. 21, it was Payne Parnell’s turn.

  • Sharks compete in FFA sub-districts

    Cedar Key FFA brought home a blue ribbon and lots of great memories Tuesday, Dec. 12, from the sub-district contests in Chiefland.

    Freshman Rylee Smith placed first in creed speaking and will advance to the district competition next month.

    Also participating at the sub-district level was the CKS Middle School FFA Opening and Closing Ceremonies team, which placed third. Team members, from left, included: Haiden Simpson; Rebecca King; Alexis Lipscomb; Burlynne Mejeris; Anna Lavoie-Ingram; Connor Slemp and Mikey Beckham.
     

  • School Board makes plans to strengthen voice in Tallahassee

    In the face of what it sees as an encroachment on local control – highlighted recently by favorable legislation for charter schools – the School Board of Levy County is seeking new ways to make its voice heard in Tallahassee.

    At the close of its regular meeting Dec. 12, the Board proposed strategies for strengthening its influence on state lawmakers for the legislative season, informally offering a plan to bus parents to Tallahassee with an aim to present with Board members specific concerns on issues to legislators.

  • Art festival makes top 10 for second time

    The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts was just named one of the Top 10 Juried Art Fairs in America in 2017. This is the second year in a row that the Cedar Key Spring Arts Festival has received this recognition in the ArtFairCalendar.com annual survey and the third time in the last 4 years that the event has received national recognition. The festival was also listed as one of the Top 5 Small Town Art Shows.

  • Cedar Key hoops drop pair in Bronson

    The Cedar Key boys’ and girls’ varsity squads fell short in their respective games at Bronson in district and intra-county hoops action Dec. 12.

    Both teams fought to within single-digit margins in the fourth quarter, but discrepancies at the foul line proved tough to overcome.

    The Shark boys saw a balanced effort from its scorers, with five shooters notching at least eight points. CKS also found success late in the paint, and first-year coach John Miller applauded his team’s pressure defense.

  • Drummond Holiday Tournament returns to Cedar Key

    One of the staples of the holiday season are hoops tournaments.

    Cedar Key School is hosting its second Drummond Bank CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament Dec. 19 and Dec. 20.

    The tourney features six girls’ squads, including Branford, Chiefland and The Rock (Gainesville) in Pool A; and Fort White, Keystone Heights and the Lady Sharks constituting Pool B.

    Each school plays twice on Day 1 in pool play.

  • Courthouse monument case dismissed in favor of County

    The lawsuit filed against Levy County by American Atheists, Inc., claiming a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, was dismissed by in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

    The suit stems from the denial by the county of a local atheist group’s application to install a monument at the Levy County Courthouse, claiming it failed to meet guidelines. The county established guidelines in 2009 for the placing of monuments by local citizens and groups at the site.

  • Cedar Key Historical Society to host Florida Humanities Speaker Series

    Don’t miss our 2018 Florida Humanities Speaker Series, featuring fascinating programs about Florida’s historic lighthouses, culture, people, and ecology.

    Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with the Cedar Key Historical Society, this series will showcase four engaging talks and performances, starting in January and ending in April. Admission to each is free. All programs will be hosted at the Cedar Key Community Center at Sixth and F Street.

  • Christmas musical at Cedar Key First Baptist Church

    “Were You There on That Christmas Night,” a musical performed by the Cedar Key First Baptist Church Choir on Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. The church is located on Second Street in Cedar Key. Everyone is encouraged to come.

  • Cedar Key Arts Center workshops

    December 11, Monday (10-1),12 Tuesday, (10-12), and 14 Thursday, (10-11), Mosaic Stepping Stones with Dave Trehane-Art work using mosaic tiles is one of the oldest enduring means of artistic expression. In this class you will design and create your own permanent mosaic stepping stone using cut glass, marbles and tiles. Day 1 Design and placement, Day 2 grouting, Day 3 clean up and sealing. Cost $20 (for members) $25 for non-member plus $5 for supplies. 12 student maximum at any level. Deadline: December 1. Contact Dave at 304-481-0789.