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Today's News

  • Minutemen roll; top Amherst

     

    They're certainly not going to impress you with the size of their roster.

    Therefore, they have to do it with the size of their hearts.

    Liberty's football crew picked up another victory, over Seminole foe Amherst, tending to business on the Lancers' turf, 37-20.

    The team with the incredible shrinking roster turned up the heat in the second half to run away from the speedy Amherstians.

  • Game of the century

     

    We're calling it "The Game of the Century."

    And, by "century," we don't mean the 14 years that have ticked off since we added a "2" to the front of our years.

    We mean the one hundred years, running from 1914 to this year.

    When Jefferson Forest visits the Liberty gridiron this year, it will be the biggest in-county matchup since, well, since forever.

    At least on the football field.

    And, since football is king in these parts, our logic is pretty sound here.

  • Sports commentary: Don't panic

     

    Please, folks.  Can we all take a breath?  This is not the end of days.

    Of course, I speak to the panic which seems to have gripped anyone who is a fan of teams such as Notre Dame, Ohio State and Alabama.

    These are among the teams which are on the bubble of the inaugural NCAA football playoff slate.

  • We must restore common sense to Washington

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.  They are often irritated by the misuse of taxpayer funds and the poor management of federal agencies.

     

  • A common sense response to Ebola in America

    If you had never heard of Ebola before, chances are that you have now. Ebola, a serious and often fatal virus, has made its way to the United States; but that’s not a reason to panic. Ebola has been present in Africa since the 1970’s, and can only be transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. The current outbreak in West Africa has severely affected the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, but it is important to remember that these countries have much weaker health care and sanitation systems than those in the United States.

  • A waste of time

        Excuse me but …I have to share the frustration from someone who was invited to a Bedford County Public School for “Grand-Parents Day” recently. (10/07/2014).

  • Will the real Mark Warner please stand up

    By Ray L. Garland
    Goode

        Spin is the essence of modern politics.
        If occurs when mass media and politicians take a real event like Hurricane Katrina and create a narrative thought to be helpful to Democrats or Republicans. This becomes revealed truth to those who don’t have time to read a good newspaper or think for themselves, against which all the saints could argue in vain. Sen. Mark Warner is a master of spin and it has served him well.

  • Stop robbing Peter to pay Paul

    By Curry W Martin
    District 2 Supervisor

        I have been a true Republican for 48 years.
         I have been an elected official for Bedford County District 2 for 10 months. I have not and will not ever answer to any special interest groups. I was elected by the people of District 2 to represent them.

  • The Good Fight

    By John T. Briscoe
    Thaxton
    Member, Republican unit committee of Bedford

        It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.
        The recent vote by the Republican unit committee to hold its members who are also elected officials accountable is a perfect example. Although it has been wrongly attributed to the “Tea Party,” that is not true. I authored and submitted the resolution. I am a  member of the Republican unit committee and I stand by its message.

  • Don’t cast your vote for greed

    When Americans go to the polls on Tuesday, many may not even realize that they are in a contest with a feature of our country that seems to be getting worse: greed.
        There’s a reason that greed is called one of “the seven deadly sins.” But what, precisely, is greed? I shall quote from the Wikipedia listing on the subject: