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
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
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By Austin Farmer JHS Campus Editor JEFFERSON – NBC News reports that a high school principal in Louisiana is requiring pre-approval of prom dresses before purchasing, which makes people who have read the article ask the question, “Who should draw the line about what is and is not appropriate for students to wear to prom;… Read More Bulldog Beacon | Yes to the Dress
By Caleb Shepard JHS Photo Editor JEFFERSON – There are many Jefferson High School graduates who have started a successful career here in Jefferson. One of the many successful alumnis to do so is Fred Williams. Fred Williams has been a crane operator at Norbord plant for 21 years. The Bulldog Beacon was given the… Read More Bulldog Beacon | Living and Working in Jefferson
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By Austin Farmer JHS Campus Editor MAUD – Bulldog Junior Malik “Smiley” Brasher has qualified for the regional powerlifting tournament. While it is Malik’s first year competing in powerlifting, he is ranked #7 in the region in the 132-pound weight class and has a personal record of 905 pounds. When asked how he handles butterflies… Read More Bulldog Beacon Sports | Brasher Lifts Way to Regionals
By BOB PALMER & AUSTIN FARMER Jimplecute Bulldog Beacon Staff Editor’s Note: Portions of the article below were published Monday. SPRING HILL – The Bulldogs advanced to the Regional Semifinals Tuesday night in a nailbiter double-overtime win over Arp, 52-49. The Jefferson High School boys’ basketball team has not advanced this far in the playoffs… Read More Bulldog Beacon Sports | Dawgs Beat Arp, Advance to Regional Semifinals
By BOB PALMER & AUSTIN FARMER Jimplecute Bulldog Beacon Staff PITTSBURG – After punishing Mount Vernon, 56-34, for their second playoff win in as many weeks, Jefferson High School basketball players exuded a sense of calm heading into a regional quarter final showdown Tuesday against Arp. “I am used to the pressure now from playing… Read More Bulldog Beacon Sports | Dawgs Trounce Tigers, Advance to Regional Quarterfinals