Three fires burn

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. A total of three fires kept the Jefferson County Fire Rescue (JCFR) busy last weekend, as firefighters scrambled to put out the flames of two brush fires and a house fire on Friday, Sept. 20…

Return of the scarecrows

MainStreet Monticello prepares for second annual scarecrow contest Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. The first day of Autumn officially began on Monday, Sept. 23, and with the fresh new season, MainStreet Monticello has announced that it will be hosting the…

Reporter’s Corner:

When books are banned Have you ever read a banned book? Would you know if you had? Sunday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 28 is National Banned Books Week throughout America. Once upon a time, the words “banned” and “book”…

Josie Lee Leslie Harris

Mrs. Josie Lee Leslie Harris, 86, of Monticello, passed on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at Greater Fellowship M.B. Church, with burial in Springfield Cemetery, in Monticello. Viewing-visitation is 3-7 p.m., on…

Crime Beat

Alvin Green, 70; arrested Sunday, Sept. 8; charged with DUI. Bond set at $500. Released same day. Elice Nicole Hoffman, 27; arrested Sunday, Sept. 8; charged with out-of-county warrant from Lee County. Bond set at $1,500. No release day provided.…