Cass Co. Judge Flips COVID Decision, Will Opt Out of Mask Order

Published: July 3, 2020 at 12:14 p.m. CDT By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor LINDEN – County Judge Becky Wilbanks announced Friday morning that she would file the necessary paperwork to exempt Cass County from Gov. Greg Abbott’s order requiring Texans to wear facemasks in public. Wilbanks reversed an earlier decision on Thursday that Cass… Read More Cass Co. Judge Flips COVID Decision, Will Opt Out of Mask Order

Abbott Orders Texans to Wear Masks in Public Saying There is “Little Margin for Error,’ But LaFleur Says Marion County ‘Exempt’

Published: July 2, 2020, 8:19 p.m. CDT By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – County Judge Leward LaFleur announced Thursday that Marion County residents will not be required to obey Gov. Greg Abbott’s facemask order, although Harrison and Cass county judges say the rule will apply in their counties. Abbott made the mask order… Read More Abbott Orders Texans to Wear Masks in Public Saying There is “Little Margin for Error,’ But LaFleur Says Marion County ‘Exempt’

Jefferson Man Arrested In April Gray St. Shooting

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – Authorities have arrested a local 20-year-old machine operator for an April 18 shooting incident on Gray Street. Marion County Sheriff Deputies placed Cleivelend Zuenta Williams in custody following a Jefferson Police Department investigation on April 25 on four charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Williams… Read More Jefferson Man Arrested In April Gray St. Shooting

Getting It Right

We did cringe when Jason Carroll was named Jefferson’s chief of police. We had no advance knowledge that he would have to resign after making a silly social media post last week. What bothered us was that no one else had been interviewed for the job despite several apparently credible applications. The interview and selection… Read More Getting It Right