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Today's News

  • Miracle on Bell Town Road

    The family of Hunter Smith believe they witnessed a miracle last week.

        Hunter is two years old, the son of Jerry and Barbara Smith who live on Bell Town Road. Last Tuesday afternoon, the toddler was pulled from an icy pond, blue and unresponsive. By Friday morning, he was home, happily playing with his toys and chattering like any toddler. And though he had to go back into the hospital on Sunday to be treated for pneumonia, his full recovery is expected.

  • Community events and Calendar (week of Feb. 2, 2011)

    Sign-ups and notices

        For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Need for firewood
        The Agape Center currently supplies over a dozen families in the community with firewood to heat their homes. With the cold season there is a need for firewood.  The Agape Center will pick it up, split it and then distribute to clients.  Call 540-296-0609 or e-mail rosiperry@agapecentersml.org.

    AARP Tax-Aide at Westlake Library

  • Church News (week of Feb. 2, 2011)

    Notices

    Empowering relationships seminar
        Eastlake Community Church in Moneta is sponsoring the Family Foundations video seminar titled Empowering Relationships on February 18-19.  This seminar focuses on improving one's relationship with family, friends, coworkers and others.  Anyone who has suffered a broken marriage, an unsuccessful career or a general lack of happiness will find comfort and healing in this seminar.  Enrollment is limited.  Call Dr. Gary Jones at 297-2273 for registration information.

  • Minutemen find revenge is not always easy

      Peter Sawyer

  • Lady Cavs push Minettes around on hardwoods

      It was a game with a (likely) fifth-place berth on the line.

  • JF rules County mats

    In spite of its record of success, Jefferson Forest High School has had quite a drought when it has come to county wrestling championships.

  • Sports commentary: Super Bowl tips

      Right about now, you should have your plans locked down for the Super Bowl, choosing from the four options you have on how to spend the big day.

  • Cutting government spending to create jobs and grow the economy

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • BBB warns of new scam

    If you didn't return that copy of "Ghostbusters" before Hollywood Video closed their doors last year, you may run into trouble if you're looking to take out a mortgage or finance a car. That's because National Credit Solutions (NCS), a debt collection agency, may have filed negative reports to credit reporting agencies for thousands of consumers who owed late fees when the company went bankrupt last year.

  • Balancing the budget and growing our economy

    It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate.  Our economy remains sluggish, people fear losing their jobs and their homes, and many are worried about the future their children and grandchildren will inherit. They are deeply concerned about the outlook for our great country and wonder if their children will grow up in the same America they did.  People are looking for real solutions to the problems we face.