Franklin Hightower retires

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The man who long kept Monticello’s rights-of-way mowed and largely litter-free has parked his riding mower and hung up his litter stick permanently. After 32 years on the job – one that he started as…

Crime Beat: recent felony arrests

Compiled by Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. Antonio Parker – March 1 Antonio Grant Parker, 21, of Monticello, was arrested on Friday, March 1 by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Adamczyk. The arrest followed a January 2019 offense of Parker’s, in…

Meth Bust

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. On, Friday, March 15, deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to a residence in Jefferson County in order to make an arrest on a man who was wanted in Leon County, for…

Emerald’s Gem Box…

10 things God won’t ask you 1…God won’t ask what kind of car you drove, He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation. 2…God won’t ask the square footage of your house, He’ll ask how many people…

My View

The recent torrential rains forced worms and bugs in our lawn to the surface. Some hung around until the water subsided and some threw themselves onto the driveway or the sidewalks. All this wormy activity caused the birds in the…