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Today's News

  • School board votes on Body Camp redistricting

        Instead of uprooting more than 70 current students at Stewartsville Elementary, as part of the redistricting plan to move Body Camp Elementary students to a new school next year when that school closes, the Bedford County School Board opted for a less intrusive option.

  • Event is chance to honor local law enforcement

    Thursday night was a night to honor local law enforcement and promote public safety at the Bedford Police Department’s annual Crime Prevention Day, held at the Bedford Farmer’s Market.

        The Bedford Fire Department showed up with a truck and various organizations set up informational booths. The police department gave people a chance to try driving the golf cart, or walk a straight line, with goggles that simulate how drinking too much can mess up your ability to do these simple tasks.

  • Curbside recycling might return

        Curbside recycling may be on its way back in the town of Bedford.
        But how it will be implemented is yet to be determined.
        The Council Solid Waste Committee has recommended to the full Town Council that curbside recycling be brought back. Council has heard from numerous citizens upset that the town stopped the service earlier this year.

  • Jf to face Rustburg

     

    Which team holds the longest current winning streak over Jefferson Forest?

    Why, it's none other than Rustburg.  The Red Devils have been a thorn in the side of the Cavaliers the past three years.  In fact, there is not a single player on the current Cav roster who knows the feeling of beating Rustburg on a varsity gridiron.

    By the way, those three straight losses have all been particularly ugly.  

  • Cavs dominate, once again

     

    Put Turner Ashby in the amen corner of Jefferson Forest football.

    The Knights became believers in the Cav prowess when the lads from Forest rolled into  Bridgewater, got loosened up and promptly put a pasting on the Ashbyites.

    When all was said and done, the Cavs got back onto their buses with the satisfaction of a 62-6 victory.

  • Minutemen top BuckCo in a tight one, 17-15

     

    If this is what you get playing down a class, Liberty may well be advised to stick with the big boys.

    The Minutemen headed to 2A-level Buckingham County last Friday night and were met by a foe that gave them everything they could handle.

    Yet, the men of Liberty showed that they can keep it together when things get rocky.  As a result, they escaped the fields of Buckingham with a 17-15 win.

    The operative word in all of this is "win."  

  • Best shot at a win

     

    One team will finally find some joy this season.

    For the other?  Oy!

    This Friday, Rockbridge County, owners of an 0-7 record, will visit Staunton River, saddled with an identical mark.

    While neither team has any hopes of making the playoffs, a victory would be a huge emotional and mental lift to whomever is the victor.

    We like to think that winner will be Staunton River.  The Eagles have a number of factors working in their favor.

  • Sports Commentary: Intangibles

     

    Similar to almost every sports columnist across the fruited plain, I'll give you my sense of the World Series.

    And, similar to almost every other one of those jamokes, I'll analyze it in terms of offense, pitching, defense, coaching and intangibles.

    Here goes.

    Offense.  Blah, blah, blah.  Edge:  Royals.

    Pitching.  Yada, yada, yada.  Edge:  Giants.

    Defense.  Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.  Edge:  Royals.

  • County champs want more

     

    The State of Virginia is composed of 95 counties.  Jefferson Forest was crowned the champs of one of those counties this past Monday.

    Soon, the black and red will see if it can nab the crown which covers the other 94.

    Bedford County's championship meet was held at Wolf Branch Farm, the first in a succession of events at the showplace of local cross country.  Jefferson Forest's army of runners took the county crown with ease at its home course.

  • Missed opps at the net

     

    They just can't seem to get over the hump.  As a result, Liberty seems destined to be a middle-of-the-pack member of the Seminole District volleyball club.

    This past Thursday night was a microcosm of the Lady Minutemen's season.  After storming out to a furious start, they knocked the visitors from Brookville back on their heels.  Liberty claimed the opening set in neat fashion, 25-22.