Watermelon Pageant slated for June 1

Emerald G. Parsons ECB Publishing, Inc. The Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that this year’s Watermelon Festival Pageants will be held on June 1, at the First United Methodist Church, located on 325 W. Walnut St.,…

Willie Thomas, Sr.

Willie Thomas, Sr., 81, passed away at home on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Services will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at New Bethel AME Church in Monticello, with burial in Bradley Cemetery. Viewing-visitation will be from…

Do you get enough sleep?

Sleep deprivation is a public health crisis Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing. Inc. In order for adults to function well throughout their day, health professionals recommend that the average adult gets about seven hours of deep, restful sleep a night. However,…

Crime Beat: Recent felony arrests

Compiled By Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. All reports have been provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and are considered public records. Stacy McCormick – March 27 Stacy Shane McCormick, 48, of Monticello, was arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff’s…