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Today's News

  • Sharks avenge county foes

    What a difference a new year can make.

    In its first game of 2018, the Cedar Key boys’ basketball team looked like a remade team compared to the one that fell to Chiefland by 19 just two weeks prior during Christmas break.

    The Sharks fixed their transition turnover woes that hurt them so much against the Indians Dec. 21, which came after the county and district rivals locked into an overtime thriller in Chiefland at the end of November.

  • Tix on sale for Feb. 17 STARS Gala fundraiser

    The annual Levy County Schools Foundation STARS Gala event is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th at the Bronson Middle High School. The semiformal evening will start with mingling and hors d’oeuvres at 5 pm with dinner and program starting at 6 pm.

  • Superintendent warns of amendment proposals threatening local control

    Levy County Superintendent of Schools Jeff Edison is weary of state amendment proposals that are in the pipeline that would limit local control for school boards, and he cautioned the Levy County Commission that those measures are part of an overall trend from state leadership that is likely to affect local government.

  • Cedar Key celebrates New Year

    Enjoy another fun gathering with friends in Cedar Key. Second Street shops stay open late, so gather in the street for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Cedar Key.

  • 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, 6th and F Street, Cedar Key, FL.

  • Grant supports efforts to extend mental health services in Levy

    There are efforts underway to bring a mental health court to Levy County, and a new grant approved by the county will support fact-finding and organizing that could help lead to its realization.

    At the Levy County Commission meeting Dec. 19, the Board approved 4-1 to offer a letter in support of a Department of Children and Families (DCF) planning grant that would assign an individual to determine mental health needs in the county for inmates. The program is ultimately aimed at improving jail diversion efforts through mental health treatment.

  • Lady Sharks thrive in Drummond tourney

    Cedar Key got just about everything it could ask for in the Drummond Bank CKS Beach Ball Holiday Tournament Dec. 19 and Dec. 20.

    Seven of the nine games in the six-team tourney were decided by five points or less, with multiple even going into overtime.

    And the Lady Sharks (4-7) advanced to the championship game, where they eventually fell 34-32 in a closely-fought final.

  • 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.