Heavy rains increase flood risk

Savannah Reams ECB Publishing, Inc. Up to 10 inches of rain fell throughout South Georgia and North Florida last weekend, raising water levels along the Alapaha, Aucilla and Withlacoochee rivers and creating the potential for flooding in some areas, according…

Kirk Reams reinstated

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Newly-reinstated Clerk of Court Kirk Reams was back in his office on Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, engaging with members of his staff and trying to catch up on a year’s worth of lost county business.…

Oh, Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming to town Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. This weekend, on Friday, December 7, Monticello will gather downtown to celebrate Christmastime. The festivities will start at 5:30 p.m., with the downtown shops and restaurants staying open a bit…

Do we need special district taxes?

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU): A taxing scheme that county officials contemplate periodically when they are trying to come up with ways to fund special projects, such as paving roads, providing broadband or other extraordinary…

Cotton-Picking Fire

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, November 28, the Jefferson County Fire Rescue, Jefferson County EMS and the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call regarding a fire in a cotton field located off of Ashville Hwy. Upon…