By Austin Farmer JHS Campus Editor JEFFERSON – With Jefferson ISD’s latest press release, the online school break has been extended to May 1. While some students are excited for this extra time to stretch their legs out and stay up late, other students are feeling the exact opposite. It is important to realize that… Read More Bulldog Beacon | From Hating to Missing School
JEFFERSON – Thanks to COVID-19, schools and colleges all over the United States are getting a taste of how education will be in the future — online. For a dual credit student who already has taken online courses since sophomore year, it is no problem to juggle time management skills and self-discipline. For a student… Read More Bulldog Beacon | The View from Austin
From Staff Reports HENDERSON – The North and East Texas Press Association announced Friday the Jimplecute won four awards in the organization’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, including the coveted “Journalist of the Year.” The annual NETPA convention and awards banquet scheduled for Rockwall this weekend was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An email blast… Read More Jimp Takes Four NETPA Awards; Palmer Named Journalist of Year
Marion County Folks Tell the Jimp About Dealing with Unusual Times By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – Marty Stewart would normally be running the highway to Center for his job as plant engineer at Tenaska Power Plant, but Tuesday he received instructions to work from home in Jefferson. Wednesday, Marty discovered some of… Read More Jefferson Resident Finds Working from Home Has Pluses
Published: April 2, 2020 at 6:56 p.m. CDT From Staff Reports As COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the area around Marion County, Marion County continues to report zero cases of COVID-19. Marion County’s shelter in place order went into effect Wednesday night. CASS COUNTY The number of confirmed cases in Cass County increased to… Read More Harrison Co. & Caddo Parish Report Testing Numbers; Caddo, Cass & Harrison Shelter in Place Amid Increased COVID-19 Counts
Published: April 2, 2020 at 4:53 p.m. CDT By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor JEFFERSON – Mayor Pro Tem Victor Perot announced late Thursday afternoon voting for mayor, city council and school trustee will be in November, not May 2 as originally scheduled. “The (Texas) Secretary of State’s office just notified me that we will have… Read More Jefferson City, School Elections Move to Nov. 3
In this week’s issue: – Earth Week Postponed; County Moves to Regulate Game Rooms – David Wall: The Strawberry Dazzle Dwarf Crepe Myrtle – Coping with COVID-19 Series … and much more. Thank you for reading the Jimp!
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Kudos to Marion County Judge Leward LaFleur and Jefferson Mayor pro tem Victor Perot for issuing “Shelter In Place” orders this week to combat the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the deadly disease COVID-19. Our community’s leadership took this bold step although no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been found in Marion County. As Judge… Read More Shelter In Place Order Is the Right Thing to Do
Marion County Folks Tell the Jimp About Dealing with Unusual Times By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Tommy Lummus will tell you that when panic buying hit two weeks ago over the COVID-19 pandemic, he was well stocked with supplies. “I always keep up my pantry,” Lumus said. “I wasn’t caught on the toilet paper… Read More Cornbread, Car Rides Help Marion County Man Get By