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Today's News

  • Local makes US Women’s U-20 soccer team

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Jefferson Forest Alum Katie Cousins made the US Women’s U-20 soccer team and will be competing with the team for the U-20 World Cup.
        “I feel so honored to get a chance to represent the United States in this U-20 World Cup. Sometimes I still catch myself thinking ‘is this still real?’,” said Cousins.

  • First round of playoffs

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River will host Western Albemarle this Friday for the first round of football playoffs.
        “They make me a nervous wreck. They can throw it all over the field and they do what they do very well,” said Poston. “It’s going to be a tough challenge. I am glad we are playing it at home this time.”

  • Cross Country is on to States

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Alexis Mattson, of Liberty, the Jefferson Forest girls team, Caleb Muller and Johnathan Krone, of JF, will continue to the Cross Country State Championship.
        Tuesday, November 1 was the 3A West Regional meet. Liberty and Staunton River both had participants.

  • Jefferson Forest falls to Fauquier

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest Volleyball team took on Amherst in the conference 23 semi-finals. Forest defeated Amherst 3-0.
        Forest took the first set 25-19. The Lady Lancers fought for the second set but the Lady Cavaliers overcame the fight for a 25-21 set win. JF ousted Amherst in the third 25-13.

  • Liberty falls to Heritage

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Mistakes hurt Liberty in its final regular season contest as the Minutemen fell 41-7 to Heritage last Friday.
        “We started out really well,” said Coach Chris Watts. “I felt really good about things. We held them and then got the ball and made a good drive and I felt like it was going to be a good game. Then a few things happened and it kind of snowballed until we were down two or three scores and just didn’t recover.”

  • Forest falls by two

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

        Forest took a lead in the first quarter but was unable to hold it but with less than a minute on the clock, Brookville kicked a field goal to take a two point lead. On Forest’s last posesssion, the Bees made an interception to end the game.  The Bees defeated JF 25-23 in last Friday’s final regular season contest.

  • Jones-ing for a win

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com

         The Staunton River Golden Eagles flew past Lord Botetourt finding the endzone nine times to grab a 75-29 victory over the Cavaliers last Friday.
        The Golden Eagles were also named the Conference Champions.

  • The Affordable Care Act: more costly than ever

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • An important conversation is underway

    Right now, an important national conversation is underway in our communities. We’ve all seen the reports of deadly attacks on police officers and excessive use of force by some law enforcement officers. These events have strained race relations and heightened tensions as well as further added to feelings of mistrust between communities and law enforcement. The loss of these lives is tragic, and, like you, I want to see an end to this violence.

     

  • High water, severe storm preparation

    By Chris Bechtler
    Manager, Crazy Horse Marina

        As a dammed body of water, Smith Mountain Lake is susceptible to occasional severe flooding.
         Be it from a stalled tropical system or spring thaw, abnormally high water does occur.  Recent history suggests that AEP has a good grasp on managing the flow of the river and thus the water levels.  While there was some flooding upstream during recent major rain events, SML and our neighbors downstream were not severely impacted.