Teen Center receives $2,000

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The Monticello Teen Center was recently the recipient of $2,000 from the Jefferson County Commission via the latter’s nonprofit grant program. The award, which came at the recommendation of a committee appointed by the commission…

Ongoing hope for shooting range

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The issue of the establishment of a local public shooting range resurfaced at a recent Jefferson County Commission meeting. Keith Cook, who proposed the idea to the commission in April and got commissioners to agree…

Meet your new city manager

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Raymond Clark Jr. is officially Monticello’s city manager, effective Monday, July 1. The Monticello City Council unanimously approved Clark’s contract as the new head of public works operations on Tuesday evening, July 2. The one-year…

Crime Beat

Shane Russell Roman, 28, of St. George, Ga.; arrested Sunday, June 23; charged with driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR). Bond set at $500. Released June 24. Thomas Letton Hartman, 38, of Jacksonville, Fla.; arrested Sunday, June 23; charged…

Nancy Elizabeth Wright

Nancy Elizabeth Wright, 74, of Monticello, Fla., formerly of Leesburg, Ga., died June 27, 2019 at her residence. Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, July 6, at Crown Hill Cemetery. Rev. Steve Kegley officiated. The family is at the…

Emeralds Gem Box

Nike has kneeled to a whole new level I am not a big fan of Nike apparel. I am not one that spends extra money on something just for a particular logo. Wearing or owning a particular logo is not…

Life can be a drag

Living by faith and not by sight means that whatever occurs, with God’s help, we can make it. We don’t know what lies ahead, but we know that whatever it is, with God’s help, we will be able to handle…