Economic development chair sees progress

­ Lately, Economic Development Council (EDC) Chairman Ron Cichon has been more juiced up than usual about economic development, having recently attended a four-day academy on the topic in Palatka, FL. Sponsored by the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP),…

Aucilla logging operation opposed

Following in the steps of the Monticello City Council, county officials recently adopted a resolution that similarly urges public purchase of the 160 acres of old growth cypresses near the Aucilla River that are under threat of logging. By unanimous…

County Fire Department Receives Grant

New pumper/tanker to serve county residents Amber Houston ECB Publishing, Inc. “Victory” is on the lips of every firefighter in the county: Jefferson County Fire Rescue (JCFR) has been awarded the Assistance for Firefighters Grant (AFG). This award will pay…

Planning Department lowers rates

Amber Houston ECB Publishing, Inc. Homeowners rejoice: the Jefferson County Planning Department has redeveloped its fee schedule with overall lower rates. This schedule was accepted by the Board of County Commissioners on June 2 and will go into effect immediately.…

Hurricane Season Has Begun

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. If you can believe the weather experts, the forecast is for lower-than normal tropical activity during this Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began on Monday, June 1. The reason for the lower activity, according to…

Watermelon Pageants Are This Saturday

  Emerald Greene Parsons Jefferson County’s children and sophisticated young ladies will take the stage this Saturday, June 6, for a chance to become part of Jefferson County’s next “royal family.” The “Baby to Junior Miss” pageant will be held…