Today's News

  • Cross Country advances to Regions

    Sports Editor

        All three Bedford County Cross Country teams have runners advancing to regionals either as a team or as individuals.
        Jefferson Forest 
        Jefferson Forest ran in the 4A Conference 23 Cross Country Championships which took place  Thursday Oct. 28 at Wolf Branch Farm.

  • 18th Annual Apple Valley 5K

    Sports Editor

        The Apple Valley 5K is a unique experience that cross country runners enjoy. The course is completely off the road, and runs through Gross’s Orchard on gravel, dirt and grass paths.
        The race will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. at Gross’s Orchard located at 6817 Wheats Valley Road in Bedford. The race will be open to all ages and walkers are welcome to participate.

  • Bedford County Clash

    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest continued its two-year dominance over the Seminole District making county rival Liberty its latest victim last Friday.
        Liberty’s offense struggled against the Forest defense and by halftime the Cavaliers had secured its 63-13 victory over the Minutemen.

  • The River runs through it

    Sports Editor

        Staunton River rolled to a 44-7 victory over Rockbridge last week.
        The night got off to a late start due to the Rockbridge bus getting stuck behind a traffic accident. For Staunton River it was senior night. Fans, students, faculty and staff all recognized the parents of a fellow senior, Chase Mullins, who drowned this summer at Smith Mountain Lake.

  • Forest volleyball crushes Brookville

    Sports Editor

    Jefferson Forest
        Jefferson Forest gained volleyball bragging rights against Seminole District rival Brookville last Tuesday, Oct. 27 at JF’s senior night. Forest defeated Brookville 3-2.

  • Partisan committee harangues Hillary Clinton

        In 1983, President Ronald Reagan and the rest of the country was stunned by the terrorist bomb that killed 300 U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon.
        Although Republicans had long preached about not withdrawing from foreign entanglements – calling it “cut and run” – that’s precisely what Reagan did next. He pulled all U.S. troops out.

  • Barack the Magnificent can do no wrong

            Last week I read about naval exercises our Navy conducted with India and Japan in the Bay of Bengal.  This was a good idea. Both Japan an India have substantial, modern navies. They are much smaller than ours, and neither of them have anything that matches our Nimitz class aircraft carriers. However, they are competent navies and Japan, in particular has a long navy tradition.

  • Vote on Tuesday

        With all the letters flooding into our office, it’s no secret people have opinions on this year’s races.
        Just remember, your vote counts too.
        It’s important all town and county citizens who are registered to vote exercise their privilege to vote.
        The 2015 General Election will be held this Tuesday, Nov. 3, and there are some important races to be decided. . Voting polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

  • GP Bucket Brigade makes donation

        The Big Island Fire Department received an $8,000 Georgia Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant to buy turnout gear. The Bucket Brigade Grants are a national program to help fire departments buy critical firefighter safety gear. This grant was one of 45 grants Georgia Pacific made nationwide.

  • Centertown Park gets a facelift

        If you have driven down Main Street in Bedford over the past week, you’ve probably noticed that all the trees in Centertown Park have been cut down. Right now, it looks more like Centertown Patio.

        Up until 2005, there were two rows of trees at Centertown Park. The first row, the row along the North Bridge Street side, were cut down that year.
        “That was kind of the prolog to what we are doing now,” said Bart Warner, Bedford’s assistant town manager.