School bus shuffle

Somerset ends contract with bus service and plans to provide its own fleet Ashley Hunter, ECB Publishing, Inc. After holding a contract with school transportation provider School District Services (SDS), Jefferson Somerset has recently announced that the school will be…

Bike trail issue returns

Lazaro Aleman, ECB Publishing, Inc. A little more than four months after county commissioners rescinded their approval of the controversial bike trail, the issue came up expectantly at the Jefferson County Planning Commission meeting on Thursday evening, July 11. Doug…

The grades are in

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, July 11, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released the agency’s annual report card on public schools and districts across the state. In the newly released report, the FDOE remarks on the “monumental…

Elections office gets $25,000

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Last week, the Jefferson County Supervisor of Elections Office was the recipient of a $25,543 grant from the Florida Department of State – part of $2,343,345 in security funding distributed by the state to 55…

DRUG BUST

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. On Monday, July 1, investigators with the Jefferson County Drug Unit conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Mustang after observing the car driving with an expired vehicle tag. The vehicle was stopped on…

School Board meeting discussion

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. The Jefferson County School Board met on Monday, July 8, for the district’s regularly scheduled meeting. With a short agenda, the board finished its business quickly and promptly, but not before Superintendent Marianne Arbulu could…

Teen Center receives $2,000

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The Monticello Teen Center was recently the recipient of $2,000 from the Jefferson County Commission via the latter’s nonprofit grant program. The award, which came at the recommendation of a committee appointed by the commission…

Ongoing hope for shooting range

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The issue of the establishment of a local public shooting range resurfaced at a recent Jefferson County Commission meeting. Keith Cook, who proposed the idea to the commission in April and got commissioners to agree…

Meet your new city manager

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Raymond Clark Jr. is officially Monticello’s city manager, effective Monday, July 1. The Monticello City Council unanimously approved Clark’s contract as the new head of public works operations on Tuesday evening, July 2. The one-year…