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Today's News

  • Liberty ag program has its own farm

        Liberty High School’s agriculture program has its own farm.

  • Finalists named for county's Teacher of the Year

        Three of Bedford County’s top teachers have been selected as this year’s finalists for the county’s Teacher of the Year.

        Eric Martin, physical education teacher at Stewartsville Elementary; Sandra Brookshier, life science teacher at Bedford Middle School; and Debra Woodson, 11th and 12th grade English teacher at Jefferson Forest High School , are the top finalists. They were selected from the Teachers of the Year at each county school.

  • There were smiles, cheers and fantastic finishes for athletes at Liberty's SO event

        “I am ecstatic!”

  • Harris case goes to federal court

        A US Naval pilot, stationed at Oceana Naval Air Station, in the Virginia Beach area, had a court date in Bedford County Tuesday.

        His charges here were dropped, on a motion filed in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance, because the case is now being pursued through the federal court system.

  • Budget decisions frustrate SB chair

    School Board chairman Gary Hostutler is frustrated.
        Not only are the county supervisors refusing to increase the school system’s budget, they also continue to blame the school board         for “begging”  for  funds  for capital improvements, he said Monday night.

  • A middle school it is!

        The Liberty Zone will be getting a new middle school. That’s the consensus that Bedford County’s supervisors came to during a work session Monday night.
        The supervisors also decided at the Monday evening work session what will be done with the extra revenue that the 2-cent increase, passed on April 14, will generate. According to County Administrator Mark Reeter, the new tax rate will bring in an extra $1.53 million.

  • Living for the links

     

    He's a golfer.

    Sure, he deals with a dreadful disease on a daily basis.  Yes, he takes 11 different medications to treat his cystic fibrosis.

    Indeed, he endures two 30-minute respiratory treatments each day, as well as sessions with a nebulizer to help his breathing.

    True, he must visit the Medical Center at the University of Virginia for tests and check-ups every three months.

  • Queen of the free-throw line

     

    She hasn't picked up a Massachusetts accent.

    Nor has she declared residency in the Bay State.

    But, having travelled to that northern commonwealth five straight years, nobody could blame Sophia Palladino if she started talking like a Kennedy.

    What would be more accurate, however, is stating that she shoots like a Celtic.

    For the fifth consecutive year, the Forest resident made the trip to Springfield for the Elks Hoop Shoot national finals.

  • Sports Commentary: Viva España!

     

    Ink runs in my veins.

    That's not a surprising statement, as any old newspaperman will make the same figurative claim.

    Only I make mine literally.  At least I can now.  You see, the wife and I recently returned from a trip to Spain.  Among other delicacies, I treated myself to a pile of seafood in black rice.

    Now, when I ordered the dish, I assumed black rice was a mere variant of the grain.  Sort of like blue corn or red wheat.

  • Forest soccer asserts its dominance

     

    Certain things can be counted upon in the springtime.  

    Of course, you have your April showers and your (subsequent) May flowers.

    The Kentucky Derby.

    The dissipation of any hope for Chicago Cubs fans.

    And top-notch soccer being played out of Jefferson Forest.

    Both the Cavs and the Lady Cavs were in fine form last week.  Both seem to have the potential for deep runs in the playoffs, even with the obstacle course that is the new playoff structure.