Editorial

If Republican lawmakers eliminate public notices, Floridians won’t know what their government is doing. And that’s the point, isn’t it? Originally published in theMiami Herald on April 5, 2019 It’s a longstanding tradition — and it’s the law. In Florida,…

Emerald’s Gem Box…

We don’t make the news – We just report it So many times, in the newspaper business, I get phone calls, letters or emails asking me not to put names/stories in the paper (after being arrested) or telling me how…

Reporter’s Corner:

Why are you angry now? In November of 2018, two teenaged girls (both minors under 18) were arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The two girls had called Jefferson Somerset and announced anonymously that three bombs had been planted…

Emerald’s Gem Box…

A woman was created differently on purpose “Our generation is so busy trying to prove that women can do everything men can do, women are losing the unique qualities that set us apart; the God-given femininity and unique way our…

Reporter’s Corner:

Who speaks for you? Ashley Hunter Columnist On Tuesday, April 9, a special election for a new District 7 State Representative will be held, with Jefferson County’s early voting session beginning on March 30 and ending on April 6. The…

Emerald’s Gem Box…

10 things God won’t ask you 1…God won’t ask what kind of car you drove, He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation. 2…God won’t ask the square footage of your house, He’ll ask how many people…

Reporter’s Corner:

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month: Ozzy Ezekiel Boaz Hunter (or, “Ozzy” for short) is a vibrant, outgoing five-year-old little boy. On any given day, Ozzy is wearing his cowboy boots and leather “cowboy vest” while perched on the couch and watching…

Deb’s Notes

Happy Anniversary today to Hilda and Bobby Smith! The Wacissa United Methodist Church Women’s Ministry is hosting a Chili Dinner fundraiser at the church this evening, March 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost of this chili with all…