Way Back When

Jan. 10, 1940 The Katherine Theater is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Town officials have been re-elected. There were only 16 votes cast in election last week. Richard Simpson is the mayor; Martha Murdock, clerk; C.T. Carroll, Tax Assessor; Alfred Foster,…

City seeks $2.5M to go green

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The City of Monticello is in pursuit of a $2.5 million project that aims to significantly reduce its carbon footprint and bring down its energy costs in the process. The project – consisting of three…

Ivie Pearl Stephens turns 105

Debbie Snapp ECB Publishing, Inc. Ivie Pearl Stephens celebrated her 105th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 12, in St. Augustine, Fla. with her two daughters, Corinne Stephens and Annette Hill. Ivie Pearl was born to BJ and Ivie Ward Hamrick on Jan. 12,…

Emerald’s gem Box

A good attitude is something that can be managed and learned So many times in life, we take such small incidents and we blow them up into what we believe to be such huge life-altering incidents. There are so many…

Felice Quintena Sledge Carney

Felice Quintena “Quin” Sledge Carney, 99 years, 3 months and 10 days old, died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of January 12, 2020. Quin’s parents were Rena Braswell Sledge and Lamar William Sledge of Jefferson County. She…

It all starts with a smile!

Katrina Richardson/Contributor Executive Director Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Development Council Doesn’t excellent customer service almost always start with a smile? A “customer service smile” communicates your state of mind. In retail, it can influence people’s perception of your brand…

CRIME BEAT – Recent felony arrests

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. Phillip Harris – December 2 Phillip Cornelius Harris, 18, of Monticello, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 2 after burglarizing a vehicle and prowling. According to the report issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO),…