Teen dies tragically

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. Jefferson County teenager, Levi Waylon Singleton (of Lamont), passed away on Sunday, June 30, after being involved in a tragic vehicle accident that took place at 7:45 p.m., on Friday, June 28. According to the…

Two vehicle roll-over

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. A Tallahassee driver and a Monticello driver were both transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following a wreck that took place on Highway 90 (Mahan Drive) on Wednesday, June 26. A little after 3 p.m., Donald…

Fireworks on the Fourth

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, July 4, the Jefferson County Otto M. Walker American Legion Post 49 will be hosting the county’s annual Independence Day celebration and firework extravaganza. The July 4 evening will include live music from…

Civics & Econ 101

Unfortunately a number of our elected officials did not take, or did not pay attention in, an eighth (8th) grade civic class. This county is a “democratic republic”, not a pure democracy. The Electoral College is based on the number…

Emerald’s Gem Box…

Twelve Years Later … July 1, 2007, I found myself as the new owner of the Monticello News. It was something that I had wanted for a long time. For years I had told Mr. (Ron) Cichon that when he…