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  1. Oscar Alphonso Brennan, Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | Greene Publishing, Inc.

    ... ment and a retired Chief of the Birmingham, Al. Fire Department. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Tillman of Monticello, which can be reached at (850) 997-5553.


  2. Sally Hemings' Monticello Slave Quarters DiscoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | News Max

    Archaeologists working at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello mansion have discovered the slave quarters of Sally Hemings, a slave believed to have had six children fathered by Jefferson. Hemings' living quarters next to Jefferson's bedroom was a 14- by 13-foot room with a brick fireplace, NBC News reported , adding the space had been converted into a men's bathroom in 1941, then renovated in the late 1960s.


  3. 'He raped her:' Twitter users bash NBC for calling Sally Hemings Jeffersona s mistressRead the original story

    Monday Jul 3 | The Miami Herald

    Historians believe Sally Hemings gave birth to six of Thomas Jefferson's children on his Monticello plantation. Her room on the plantation was unearthed in a restoration project.


  4. Thomas Jefferson's last public letter reminds us what Independence Day is all aboutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... tried his best to support her. But now everything was crumbling. He was in so much debt from mismanaging Monticello that he and his grandson petitioned the Virginia General Assembly for permission to raise cash through a lottery. Richmond subjected ...


  5. Historians find Thomas Jefferson's enslaved mistress' Monticello room ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | WFTV Orlando

    They have found the living quarters for Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who was mistress to one of the country's founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, NBC News reported . The room at Monticello , which was 14 feet, 8 inches by 13 feet, was found next to Jefferson's bedroom.


  6. Young farmer and rancher social plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | Greene Publishing, Inc.

    Story Submitted A Young Farmer and Rancher Social will be held on July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Farm Bureau office, located at 105 West Anderson Street, in Monticello.


  7. Hack Attack Hits Founding FatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | News Max

    Computers and telephone at Monticello, the Virginia plantation owned by Thomas Jefferson, were crippled by a ransomware attack, administrators of the home revealed on Wednesday. "We're working with IT experts at the moment to investigate and address the issue, and we're working to restore the affected services as soon as possible," Ann Taylor, executive vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, told NBC29.


  8. Road Trip: Looking at Jefferson County's Past and PresentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | WTXL

    ... identity. To this day, the county celebrates their cash crop with an annual festival and parade. "Being part of Monticello is representing the county in a great way, serving the people," said Olivia Walton, the 2016 Teen Miss Watermelon Queen. "I ...


  9. Betty Jean Warren BullockRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Greene Publishing, Inc.

    ... ry of public service. She worked for the Jefferson County Health Department from 1954-1971 and served the City of Monticello as City Clerk and Treasurer from 1977-1996, until her retirement. Her love for the...


  10. FHP investigating I-10 hit and run accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Greene Publishing, Inc.

    ... the interstate, in Madison, during last weekend that involved a Jefferson County motorist. According to the FHP, Monticello resident Florence Nitschke and her passenger, Jesse Nitschke, were traveling west on the inside lane of I-10 about noon on ...


  11. USPC Announces Winners Of 2017 Live Oak Hounds Foxhunting...Edited...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Chronicle of the Horse

    ... possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. C. Martin Wood III, joint masters of the Live Oak Hounds in Monticello, Fla., and past presidents of the MFHA. A total of 71 Pony Club members competed this year, accounting for more than 690 ...


  12. Can this Florida school district be saved? A charter school operator hopes soRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | USA Today

    ... board the bus Feb. 9, 2017, at the end of the school day at the combined Jefferson County Middle/High School. MONTICELLO, Fla. - A charter school company is taking over a struggling county school district east of Tallahassee, and half of its ...


  13. Carl Kennedy Murray, Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Greene Publishing, Inc.

    Carl Kennedy Murray, Jr., age 41, of Monticello, passed suddenly on Thursday, April 27, 2017.


  14. Lorna JettRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 |

    Lorna is survived by one daughter, Page Gruber of Monticello, Florida; two sons, Terry Jett and Robin Jett, of Spotsylvania County; ten grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Lorna's family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 10719 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, Va., with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  15. State of Florida v. Damani SpencerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | FindLaw

    Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Trisha Meggs Pate, Bureau Chief, and Michael Schaub, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida, for Petitioner Baya Harrison, III, Monticello, Florida, for Respondent This case is before the Court for review of the decision of the First District Court of Appeal in Spencer v. State, 40 Fla.


  16. William Wesley Rudd, IIIRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Greene Publishing, Inc.

    Mr. William Wesley Rudd, III, age 54, of Monticello, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Tallahassee, after a brief illness.


  17. High-speed chase, crash, manhunt land two in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2017 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... ty Jail. The Panama City Beach Police Department charged two occupants with felony theft, Devrick J. Byrd, 23, of Monticello, and Carlosher Martina Johnson, 18, of Tallahassee.


  18. BROOKINS v. STATERead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2017 | FindLaw

    Baya Harrison, III, Monticello, Florida, for Appellant Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, and Jennifer L. Keegan, Assistant Attorney, General, Tallahassee, Florida, for Appellee Elijah Brookins appeals his conviction for first-degree murder and his sentence of death. For the reasons below, we affirm his conviction but vacate his sentence and remand for a new penalty phase.


  19. Car and boat show brings a crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Times

    ... the “Half Shell.” Best of Show for cars was a 1949 Buick Roadmaster belonging to Harland Drawdy of Monticello. Drawdy had long wished for a Roadmaster when he found his dream car at a dealership in south Florida. Upon investigating, he ...


  20. Triumph could bring $90m to countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | The Star

    ... the parameters of operations for Triumph. The House bill, with an amendment offered by Rep. Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello) to boost per-county percentages from 4 percent to 6 percent, passed last Thursday 111-0. If those percentages hold, that would ...


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