Crisis defused

Sheriff’s office navigates the complexities of crisis negotiation Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. Law enforcement officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) were recently called to a local neighborhood in response to a citizen who was undergoing a personal…

Solar ordinance triggers discussion

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Looking to get ahead of the curve, the Jefferson County Planning Commission this week was scheduled to revisit an ordinance that seeks to regulate solar energy generating facilities – a measure that they began considering…

“Watching the Finances”

Well folks…we made it. 2020! First, thank you to the many citizens who have approached and engaged in conversation regarding “Watching the Finances” column. Your feedback and offers to assist are greatly appreciated. The most frequent asked question in 2019?…

Edna Hood Fendley

Our beloved mother, grandmother and matriarch, Edna Hood Fendley, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the age of 89 years. She was born June 2, 1930 as the second of four children to John William and Ella Lorine (McLean)…

Larry Joe Teasley

Larry Joe Teasley passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Jacksonville, Fla. He attended Aucilla school up until eighth grade, then went to Jefferson High School, where he graduated in 1965. He graduated from Florida State University. Larry was married…

Emma Wilson Stokes

Emma Wilson Stokes passed away on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Greater Fellowship M.B. Church, with burial in Pallbearers’ Cemetery, Monticello, Fla. Before joining Greater…