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Today's News

  • Not 'gone with the wind' after all

    It turns out that the original manuscript, at least not all of it, of Gone with the Wind, isn’t gone with the wind after all.

  • Talking turkey

    Chris Barber comes from a family of hunters. His father, Tom Barber, passed his turkey hunting skills to Chris. Tom took his son hunting with him when Chris was 13 and they’ve hunted together ever since.

        “We’ve been hunting together over 27 years,” Chris Barber said. “Good memories.”

  • Bedford to sue County School Board

        The city of Bedford voted unanimously, at a Wednesday night meeting, to sue the Bedford County School Board for breach of contract.

        The meeting, which convened in council chambers at 5:30 p.m. was a continuation of a previous meeting. Assistant City Manager Bart Warner said that this time was set because all City Council members wanted to be there. After opening, city council resumed their closed session, then joined the city school board in a closed session.

  • Witt gets additional time

    Landmark News Service

     

    Former Staunton River High School football coach Rick Witt accepted a plea bargain Tuesday in Roanoke Co0unty Circuit Court reducing charges that he had sex with an underage female William Byrd High School student in 2008.

    Witt, already serving four years after being convicted of having sex with that student and another girl in Bedford County, had faced eight felony charges of carnal knowledge and taking indecent liberties with a minor.

  • Text of City Council's resolution

    The following is the text of the resolution unanimously passed by Bedford City Council Wednesday night. The city school board passed an identical resolution.

     

    A resolution of the City Council of the City of Bedford, Virginia regarding the 1988 agreement for public schools and education programs:

     

  • City to sue county school board for breach of contract

    The City of Bedford voted unanimously, at a Wednesday night meeting, to sue the Bedford County School Board for breach of contract.

    The meeting, which convened in council chambers at 5:30 p.m. was a continuation of a previous meeting. Assistant City Manager Bart Warner said that this time was set because all City Council members wanted to be there. After opening, city council resumed their closed session, then joined the city school board in a closed session.

  • Lady Cavs battle, come up just short

        One hit away.

        That’s how close Jefferson Forest Lady Cavailer softball coach Joanna Hardin says her team is from turning its season around.
        “I am most proud of our team because we fought until the last out in every game we played,” she said of last week’s action. “We had the go-ahead and/or winning runs on base in the seventh inning against both Amherst and Brookville. We are one hit, one inning away from turning the corner.”

  • Hard fought win: SR holds on for victory at Alleghany

        A couple of penalty kicks propelled the Staunton River boys soccer team to a district victory over Alleghany Friday.

        The victory gives the Golden Eagles a 2-0 mark in the Blue Ridge District, improving the team’s overall record to 5-3 on the season.
        Friday’s 2-1 win didn’t come easy.
        Kyle Hicks scored the team’s first goal on a PK and Ian Campbell notched the second.

  • Lady Cavs roll past B’ville

        Chelsea Hayes tallied two goals with an assist and Lauren Nicholas knocked in a pair of goals as Jefferson Forest blanked Brookville 6-0 in girls soccer action Friday.

  • JF cruises past Bees

        The Jefferson Forest boys soccer team cruised past Brookville in Seminole District action last week.
        Matthew Crider notched three goals with an assist as five Cavalier players found the back of the net in romping past the Bees 7-2.
        Marco Kempf, Ben Jackson, Dough Dickerson and Bryan Zaring each scored a goal, with Jackson also adding an assist for the Cavs.
        JF, with the win, improved to 8-0 overall, 6-0 in district action.