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Gov. DeSantis signs texting and driving bill Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. There’s a new law on the streets, one that Florida drivers may have to pay fines of $30-$100 should they break. On Friday, May 17, Governor Ron DeSantis…

NextEra executive provides answers

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Timothy Bryant, the senior manager of external affairs for new development at NextEra Florida Renewables, came before the Jefferson County Commission last week both to provide information and answer questions about the high-voltage transmission line…

Fire destroys Tillman Funeral Home

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. The morning of Friday, May 10, began with smoke and ash as firefighters from the Jefferson County Fire Rescue (JCFR) and the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department (MCFD) attempted to save one of Monticello’s funeral parlors.…

Fire at Tillman Funeral Home

Deidre Myers ECB Publishing, Inc. At 7:44 a.m. the Jefferson County Fire Rescue (JCRF) and the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) were dispatched to Tillman Funeral Home, located at 620 E. York St., after receiving reports of heavy smoke showing.…