Shelter In Place Order Is the Right Thing to Do

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

Pulling Together

Following the publication of last week’s Jimp with Bob Palmer’s column urging the relocation of the Confederate statue from the Courthouse lawn to the Jefferson Historical Museum, Marion County Sheriff David McKnight made a not-so-veiled threat to arrest Palmer. “I am making a firm promise and commitment–and you can write this in blood–as long as… Read More Pulling Together

More Pow-Wows with THC Not the Solution

When Marion County Judge Leward LaFleur suggested last month the Texas Historical Commission should have spoon-fed commissioners their responsibilities relating to restoration of the Courthouse, the rookie judge failed to grasp the situation. “This is on the back of Texas Historical Commission,” LaFleur said at the November 14 meeting when the court discovered they needed… Read More More Pow-Wows with THC Not the Solution

Marion County Legal Notice Policy Produces Confusion, Risk

An election judge during Tuesday’s Constitutional Amendment Election reported voters confused about where they should vote. One couple went to at least three places trying to find a poll. No one should be surprised. Marion County Commissioners ordered the notice announcing which polls would be open run in the Marshall News Messenger rather than in… Read More Marion County Legal Notice Policy Produces Confusion, Risk

Half a League Onward

If Marion County commissioners wish to avoid following County Judge Leward LaFleur and Pct. 2 Commissioner Joe McKnight into another blunder, they must be ready to think for themselves. The record of the last few months should give them pause. First we have Sheriff David McKnight, Joe’s little brother, make the infamous Elmer-the-animal-control officer post.… Read More Half a League Onward

The battle over Confederate iconography rode into Jefferson last week on a Harley

The Jimplecute was alerted to a hotel situation where members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans had a difficult hotel check-in experience. One of their Confederate flags, displayed outside their room, had been removed. Understandably upset, they were given refunds and about 20 individuals moved up the street to the Inn of Jefferson where, either… Read More The battle over Confederate iconography rode into Jefferson last week on a Harley