COVID-19 Test Results by County Not Available for Marion County

Published: April 7, 2020 at 6:54 p.m. CDT By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – Without a health department or even a health authority in Marion County, information is sketchy about COVID-19 testing by local residents. The Jimplecute has learned not every county in Texas has a local health department. Out of 254 counties… Read More COVID-19 Test Results by County Not Available for Marion County

Former JHS Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student Charge, Receives Deferred Adjudication

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – Shannon Griffin, a former Jefferson High School teacher, judicially confessed to a charge of “improper relationship between an educator and student” on March 24 in 115th Judicial District Court. Judge Dean Fowler sentenced Griffin, 48, to ten years deferred adjudication probation, a $5,000 fine and $380 in… Read More Former JHS Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student Charge, Receives Deferred Adjudication

Marion County Still Reports Zero COVID-19 Cases Amid Unknown Testing Numbers; Area Cases Increasing Along with Reporting of Completed Tests by County

Published: April 6, 2020 at 8:13 p.m. CDT By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Marion County continues to stand at zero despite jumps in neighboring counties. Requests for the number of COVID-19 tests by Marion County residents remains a mystery. Inquiries for completed test numbers for… Read More Marion County Still Reports Zero COVID-19 Cases Amid Unknown Testing Numbers; Area Cases Increasing Along with Reporting of Completed Tests by County

Troopers Wave Traffic Through on SH 49 Checkpoint, Vehicles Not Stopped

Updated: April 6, 2020 at 8:27 p.m. CDT Published: April 6, 2020 at 7:20 p.m. CDT By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor SMITHLAND – Texas Department of Public Safety troopers waved through the only vehicle that passed their checkpoint while the Jimp visited their SH 49 checkpoint on the Texas side of the Louisiana border… Read More Troopers Wave Traffic Through on SH 49 Checkpoint, Vehicles Not Stopped

Bulldog Beacon | JHS Class of ’55 Grad Knows Infectious Disease, Epidemics and Self-Learning

By BOB PALMER, Jimp News Editor & AUSTIN FARMER, JHS Campus Editor JEFFERSON – James Blackburn, M.D., a retired surgeon, will tell you that you can’t let a little thing like the COVID-19 pandemic keep you from learning. A 1955 JHS graduate, Dr. Blackburn faced disease and classroom challenges growing up in Jefferson, much like… Read More Bulldog Beacon | JHS Class of ’55 Grad Knows Infectious Disease, Epidemics and Self-Learning

JES Teacher Overcomes Tech Gap to Connect with Students

Marion County Folks Tell the Jimp About Dealing with Unusual Times By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – When COVID-19 closed Jefferson ISD campuses in March, a JES first grade teacher found she had to ramp up her computer skills. “I am not tech savvy,” Ann Fugler explained, “but I figured it out.” The use… Read More JES Teacher Overcomes Tech Gap to Connect with Students

Unserved Warrants Fall to 123 in January, 127 in February

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON – The number of unserved felony arrest warrants in Marion County on January 31 was 123, down from 137 on December 31, according to Sheriff David McKnight. The county also had 240 unserved misdemeanor warrants. The number of unserved misdemeanor warrants at the end of December was 261. The Marion County Jail… Read More Unserved Warrants Fall to 123 in January, 127 in February

Earth Week Postponed; County Moves to Regulate Game Rooms

From Staff Reports JEFFERSON – The COVID-19 pandemic affected at least four items on the Marion County Commissioners Court agenda Monday, including designation of Earth Week, regulation of Game Rooms and rental of the Kellyville Park building. County Judge Leward LaFleur urged commissioners to wait for “another time” because of the health crisis to set… Read More Earth Week Postponed; County Moves to Regulate Game Rooms