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…

City Fire Department update

The Monticello Volunteer Fire Department was been busy in the month of May. The department answered 16 calls in the month of May. Four of them were medical-related. There were two car accidents, one of which did not involve extrication…

Crime in Florida is decreasing

Crime continues to fall across Florida according to the 2014 Annual Uniform Crime Report.  The report shows Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.9 percent compared to 2013. The total number of crimes dropped 3.6 percent, or 25,476 fewer crimes committed compared…