Medical marijuana facility gets go-ahead

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The proposed medical marijuana growth facility last week sailed through the Jefferson County Commission’s review and approval process without a hitch. In no more than 15 minutes, Planning Official Shannon Metty introduced the proposal; engineer…

Reporter’s Corner:

To my father, from his daughter After only a few months after his 20th birthday, my dad became – well, a dad. He was a skinny kid, a firefighter and would soon be entering Army boot camp. When I look…

Teenagers learn self-defense

Debbie Snapp ECB Publishing, Inc. Before the school year ended, Sally Beshears, the grandmother of a soon-to-be graduating high school senior, became nervous about her grand-daughter going off to college; it would be a new school, new location, new people…

This month in history

June 14, 1775 – The first U.S. Military service, the Continental Army consisting of six companies of riflemen, was established by the Second Continental Congress. The next day, George Washington was appointed by a unanimous vote to command the army.…

Women in agriculture

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. For as long as agriculture has been a part of society, women have worked equally alongside men to run the fields, farms, ranches and orchards that bring forth the bounty of vegetables, dairy products and…

Dogs are people too

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. Starting October 1, those who kill or harm a law enforcement, search and rescue or fire fighting canine or horse in the state of Florida will be facing heightened penalties for their crime. In late…