Today's News

  • Trump supporters ‘deplorable?’ Oh, yeah

        The big news in the presidential race last week was Donald Trump’s admission that, yes, Barack Obama, our 44th president, duly elected twice by the American people, was actually born in this country.
        Apparently, Trump is now willing to let Obama and his family stay in the country, since he’s determined, once and for all, the president’s origins. It remains a mystery how and why he thinks this holy mission fell upon him, but, you know, we’re dealing with Donald Trump here, so who knows?

  • Some good ideas

        Bedford County Public Schools is in the process of updating its strategic plan. Dr. Douglas Schuch, the school division’s superintendent, unveiled a draft at this month’s regular school board meeting.

  • Week 5 Football Previews

    Liberty hosts Rustburg

  • Forest wins Skyline Invitational

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest competed in the Skyline Invitational last Wednesday and defeated 15 competing teams.
        Forest scored a 294 on the 18-hole invitational. The second place team Loudon Valley scored  307.
        Isaac Simmons placed second with a score of 69, Garnet Manley III finished with 73, Zach Abbott finished with 74,and Nick Willis finished with 78.

  • Liberty volleyball defeats E.C. Glass

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
        The Liberty volleyball team defeated E.C. Glass 3-1 for its second win of the season.
        The Lady Minutemen took set one 25-18, but the Lady Hilltoppers came back in the second set to win 25-22.
        Liberty bounced back in the third winning 25-19 and then took the fourth 25-13.
        The Lady Minutemen are now 2-3 on the season and will play at Brookville on Thursday.

  • Liberty falls to Hidden Valley

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty Minutemen fought hard against Hidden Valley but turnovers in crucial moments led to a 61-21 loss.
        “We thought we had moments we played well,” said Coach Chris Watts “At the worst possible time we turned it over.”
        The Titans took a quick jump on the Minutemen scoring 21 points in the first quarter.

  • River makes history with win

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Staunton River rules the county.
        The Staunton River and Jefferson Forest football game was a literal clash of county rivals as four injuries occurred in just the first half of last Friday’s battle for county supremacy. When the dust settled, it was the Golden Eagles sitting atop the unofficial county podium, having defeated the Cavaliers 47-36.
        River had already dispatched Liberty the previous week.

  • Working to ease burdens placed on Main Street

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • Stopping DOJ’s slush funds

    It sounds like something out of a television drama. Settlement money from organizations that broke the law is being funneled to left-leaning activist groups. But, unfortunately, it’s not a fictional drama – it’s true!


  • IRS urges taxpayers to check their withholding

    The Internal Revenue Service encouraged taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.  Taking a closer look at the taxes being withheld can help ensure the right amount is withheld, either for tax refund purposes or to avoid an unexpected tax bill next year.