Defending the people against NextEra

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Jefferson County officials have hired an attorney to represent them in their interactions with representatives of NextEra, the energy company that is proposing to place a high-voltage transmission line across the county. On Thursday, Aug.…

Brace for impact

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. With Hurricane Dorian potentially poised to strike Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency late Wednesday, Aug. 28, thereby ensuring that state and local government agencies had ample time, resources and flexibility to…

Debbie Sue Mitchem

Debbie Sue Mitchem, age 49, of Monticello, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Debbie was born to Basil and Laura (Kyle) Perkins at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. Debbie was a beautiful soul that left…

Joe Daniels

Joe Daniels, Sr., 48, of Tallahassee, Fla. and formerly of Monticello, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Greater Fellowship M. B. Church, with burial in…

William Archie Bowen

William Archie Bowen (Bill) born June 7, 1948, in Monticello, Fla., gained his angel wings Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. He died peacefully, surrounded by family at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Laura; daughter,…

Lucreshia Spratt Elder

Always one who loved to travel and who especially loved to fly, Lucreshia Elder took the ultimate flight when she left this world for Heaven on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2019. After a brief illness at Your Life Memory Center…

Winning his way to Biloxi

65 players vie for Texas Hold’Em Championship Emerald G. Parsons ECB Publishing, Inc. A generous crowd turned out for the Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24. The poker tournament was held as a…