Today's News

  • Conservatives in a purging mood, again

        Democrats picked up two more seats in the House on Election Day, winning special elections in New York and California. The party’s majority in the House now is such that it won’t be seriously threatened for many election cycles.

        Most of the media’s attention was on New York’s 23rd congressional district. There, conservative ideologues wickedly attacked the GOP nominee and forced her out of the race.

  • Will ACORN sprout in ObamaCare?

        A couple of months ago, thanks to some enterprising private citizens, ACORN got caught giving advice on how to break the law.

        Videos surfaced in September of employees at ACORN field offices in three different cities advising a pair, posing as a pimp and a prostitute, on how to launder money earned from prostitution. They also got advice on how to evade the law to bring underage prostitutes into the country and house them.

  • Change in venue for Regional volleyball

         Volleyball fans, take heart.  At least, save gasoline.

         Thursday night's Region III semifinal match between Jefferson Forest and Lord Botetourt was scheduled to take place at Wilson Memorial, a couple of hours away.

         By mutual agreement, that match has been moved to a closer location:  Staunton River High School.  It will still take place at 7 p.m.

  • Seminole, Blue Ridge volleyball tournament schedules

     The following is the schedule for the Seminole District Volleyball Tournament:

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Game #1:  EC Glass vs. Heritage @ EC Glass 7pm

    Game #2:  Rustburg vs. Amherst @ Rustburg 7pm

  • Crashing back to Earth

    It only took one man to take the wind out of the Staunton River sails.

  • Amherst takes over in second half to top JF

    It’s difficult to imagine coming away from a 30-0 loss with hope in your heart.

    Yet, that’s exactly the situation for Jefferson Forest after it was topped by that score on the FieldTurf of Amherst.

  • Minutemen seek #1 seed; host Heritage

      Liberty will wrap up its regular season when it hosts the resurgent Heritage Pioneers this Friday night.

    Much is at stake, as a Liberty win would:

  • Mr. November--Sports commentary

      In spite of the risk to our literacy, the wife and I subscribe to one of the local daily newspapers.

    I have to admit that it has a pretty good sports section.  

  • JF runners tops in Seminole

    It was time again for the Seminole District meet last Wednesday at Wolf Branch Farm, and Jefferson Forest was as ready as it would ever be.  It swept the competition with another brother-sister finish.

  • Moving some dirt in New London

    The groundbreaking in New London, Friday, was a big event. It was so big that it brought state and local officials, representatives of major corporations and an official from Virginia Tech who came in from Blacksburg. It was so big that Sheriff Mike Brown was personally directing traffic.

        The groundbreaking was for the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) facility at the New London Business and Technology Center. The $7.6 million building is being paid for by a Tobacco Commission grant.