Fugitive loses game of hide and seek

John Willoughby ECB Publishing, Inc. A Madison man who was wanted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, on a violation of probation warrant, was arrested following an approximate 50-minute manhunt in the City of Madison. The self-proclaimed former ‘BLOODS gang…

Nine years for child porn

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. A Monticello man received a nine-year prison sentence with the Florida Department of Corrections earlier this week. To a degree, however, 23-year-old Tyrone Terrell Wallace could count himself fortunate, considering the number of years that…

City seeks $2.5M to go green

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. The City of Monticello is in pursuit of a $2.5 million project that aims to significantly reduce its carbon footprint and bring down its energy costs in the process. The project – consisting of three…

Ivie Pearl Stephens turns 105

Debbie Snapp ECB Publishing, Inc. Ivie Pearl Stephens celebrated her 105th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 12, in St. Augustine, Fla. with her two daughters, Corinne Stephens and Annette Hill. Ivie Pearl was born to BJ and Ivie Ward Hamrick on Jan. 12,…

Crisis defused

Sheriff’s office navigates the complexities of crisis negotiation Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. Law enforcement officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) were recently called to a local neighborhood in response to a citizen who was undergoing a personal…