Council Told Tourism Building Vandalism to Cost $25,000; City Urged to Go Carefully on Building Inspector Proposal

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Jefferson Mayor Charles “Bubba” Haggard advised aldermen Tuesday that the March 30 vandalism of the city’s Tourism Building on East Austin Street could cost upwards of $25,000. “They clogged up the lavatories with paper towels and turned on the water,” Alderman Victor Perot explained. Baseboards and about three-feet of… Read More Council Told Tourism Building Vandalism to Cost $25,000; City Urged to Go Carefully on Building Inspector Proposal

Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | April 18, 2019

The Jefferson Jimplecute is proud to participate in the Today’s Front Pages online exhibit at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Each Thursday, the front page of The Jimp is posted along with more than 800 newspapers from around the world. In addition to our Front Page, this week’s edition includes: JISD and City of Jefferson Candidate Questionnaire Responses Historic Church Shines During… Read More Today’s Front Page via the Newseum | April 18, 2019

►VIDEO: Jefferson City Council Candidate Responses | May 4 Election

An opportunity to hear and see the Jefferson City Council candidates in the May 4 elections has been scheduled for tonight at the Jeffersonian Institute.  The event is sponsored by the Jeffersonian Institute, Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Jimplecute and begins at 5:45 P.M. On the ballot for city aldermen in Ward 1 are Tyler… Read More ►VIDEO: Jefferson City Council Candidate Responses | May 4 Election

►VIDEO: JISD School Board Candidate Responses | May 4 Election

An opportunity to hear and see the JISD School Board candidates in the May 4 elections has been scheduled for tonight at the Jeffersonian Institute.  The event is sponsored by the Jeffersonian Institute, Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Jimplecute and begins at 5:45 P.M. All three incumbent JISD trustees have announced for re-election. Two… Read More ►VIDEO: JISD School Board Candidate Responses | May 4 Election

County Awards $5.5 Million Courthouse Restoration Bid

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor Marion County Commissioners unanimously chose Joe R. Jones Construction of Weatherford to restore the 105-year-old Courthouse. JRJ was the low bidder at $5,537,000 million. County Judge Leward LaFleur said the closest bidder to JRJ was more than $200,000 higher. The court had another reason, besides price, in choosing JRJ.… Read More County Awards $5.5 Million Courthouse Restoration Bid

80+ Dogs Rescued from Filthy Conditions in Marion County

By BOB PALMER Jimplecute News Editor The sickening odor of large amounts of dog feces hung heavy in the air behind what had once been the Island View Landing store as April Ratcliff described the dramatic rescue last week of more than 80 abandoned dogs. The lack of animal control and an animal shelter in… Read More 80+ Dogs Rescued from Filthy Conditions in Marion County