Alcohol can be served on sidewalks

Lazaro Aleman, ECB Publishing, Inc. The City of Monticello now has an ordinance permitting the serving of alcoholic beverages on the sidewalk. The Monticello City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2018-06 on Tuesday evening, April 3. It means that owners of…

Car vs. Semi

Lazaro Aleman, ECB Publishing, Inc. A Tallahassee man suffered serious injuries on the interstate during the weekend in an alcohol related accident. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 33-year-old Jacob Robert Levine was traveling westbound on the eastbound lane…

Future of abandoned houses

City tackles demolition by neglect Lazaro Aleman, ECB Publishing, Inc. The Monticello City Council on Tuesday evening, April 3, was scheduled to take up draft language that aims to encourage owners of historic properties not to let their structures deteriorate…

Fundraiser kickoff begins

Ashley Hunter, ECB Publishing, Inc. It’s a full weekend of fundraisers ahead! In honor of Sheriff David Hobbs, who was a stout supporter of the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center, three days of fundraising events have been arranged. The funds from…

More burglaries

Lazaro Aleman, ECB Publishing, Inc. In the interest of keeping the community abreast of criminal activities, Monticello Police Chief Fred Mosley is advising city residents that his officers responded to two vehicle burglaries recently. The chief says the burglaries occurred…

Wildfire danger high

Jefferson County is under a heightened wildfire alert, according to the Florida Forest Service (FFS), a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture. According to the FFS, Jefferson and the several counties west of it are at high risk of…

Reams sues to get job back

Lazaro Aleman ECB Publishing, Inc. Suspended Clerk of Court Kirk Reams is suing Governor Rick Scott and Senate President Joe Negron in a bid to regain his clerk job. Reams filed suit in federal court in Tallahassee on Tuesday, March…