Emerald’s Gem Box…

Twelve Years Later … July 1, 2007, I found myself as the new owner of the Monticello News. It was something that I had wanted for a long time. For years I had told Mr. (Ron) Cichon that when he…

Deb’s Notes

Happy Birthday today to Anita Ashworth and Nikki Shepard! Happy anniversary today to Peggy and Terry Day and Linda and Dennis Wolfe, Sr. and Sandra and Guy Hood! The Howard Academy High School Alumni Association will meet at 10 a.m.…

Debs Notes

Happy Birthday today, to Mallory Plaines and George Cooper! The Monticello Opera House presents A Chorus Line, the seventh longest running Broadway Show of all time, on stage from June 21-30. Look inside the lives of 17 Broadway dancers, all…

Reporter’s Corner:

When people come together for a festival Last weekend, Monticello’s downtown streets were packed with vendors, visitors and locals as the 69th Annual Watermelon Festival took place in full swing. There were booths staffed by church groups, non-profits, street vendors,…

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…

Emerald’s Gem Box…

Matthew 5:21-22   Our preacher, Sunday morning, put the Bible verse up of Matthew 5:21-22, during Sunday morning worship. 21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall…

Deb’s Notes

Drop a note to: debbiesnapp@embarqmail.com Happy Birthday today to Ramsey Revell-Wheeler and Billie McClellan! Happy Anniversary today to Jill and Brad Richardson! Did you remember that yesterday, June 6 was D-Day, a day set-aside to reflect on our past? After…

Reporter’s Corner:

Where’d the coffee go? I start each morning off with my cup of coffee. While I’m getting ready for work, I place the tea/coffee kettle on the burner and let it almost whistle before tipping water into my pour-over dripper…