The City of Monticello is this month’s “Florida Main Street Community.”

Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced the designation earlier this month. Anne Holt heads a group aimed at preserving Monticello’s historic buildings, and generating new business.

She says the announcement showcases the effort of Main Street Monticello and, "it tells the people of the county and the city of Monticello how hard we work!”

Perspectives: Sharing Water

Sep 18, 2014

The Monticello Opera House hosts the interstate “Sharing Water” conference Oct. 2-4.  Conference organizers and participants Dr. Anne Holt, Dr. George Cole, Bobbie Golden and Jack Carswell have a preview of this effort to avoid future conflict over the Floridan Aquifer.

Jefferson County Library
Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

The Jefferson County town of Monticello is home to a very busy library. An infusion of state and county funding will soon bring upgrades to the facility that offers more than books.

“This is gonna be the teen room,” says Jefferson County Library Director Kitty Brooks. She’s looking at blueprints for the upcoming remodel on Wednesday afternoon.

“This used to be an old high school media center, and that used to be a recording studio,” she says, pointing to a small, padded room.