Today's News

  • EMS billing rates to rise

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors, during its meeting Monday, authorized an increase in reimbursement rates for emergency medical service transports.

        The county bills Medicare, Medicaid and third party insurance companies when an ambulance transports someone. The revenue from this is used to reimburse the rescue squads and enhance the county’s EMS system, according to Jack   Jones,   the  county’s chief of fire and rescue.

  • Liberty upends Lancers

    Consider these numbers for the following years:

    2005 - 40

    2006 - 51

  • More than 100 cats, dogs taken from Thaxton home

    Calling it one of the worst cases of animal “hoarding” they’ve seen, deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and animal rights volunteers spent most of Monday removing more than 100 cats and dogs from a home in Thaxton.

  • Stalin bust to be moved

    Change is coming to the status of the statuary at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
        And though the controversial bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin will be removed from its current location, it will be put back up at a different location at the Memorial sometime in the future, according to Foundation President Robin Reed.

  • JF heads back into fray

    By Mike Forster

        Is this just what the doctor ordered?
        Jefferson Forest limped into last week’s bye weekend holding on to an 0-3 record.
        While some are panicked over the early lack of success, it is not without precedent.
        In fact, the Cavs opened the 2005 campaign by dropping three straight.
        They also went 0-3 to start the 2000 campaign.

  • Clash of the titans: Amherst at Liberty

        Oh, yeah.
        Could a better scenario unfold than that which is doing so right here in Bedford?
        The Minutemen play this Friday night in what may well shape up to be Liberty’s Game of the Century.
        Considering this century is only ten years old, that’s not hyperbole.
        And what is the cause of the excitement?
        Why, none other than the imminent arrival of the Amherst Lancers.

  • The Water Bowl: River vs. River

         Talk about your wild and wet adventures.  All this one needs is rain.
        James River heads down from Buchanan to face Staunton River this Friday, at 7 p.m.
        Last year, Staunton River prevailed, as James River became the second victim of an eventual five- game Golden Eagle win streak.
        Will history repeat?
        That will likely depend on Staunton River’s ability to thwart a highly regarded Knight attack.

  • JF claims Seminole golf title

        Jefferson Forest High School coach Ray Davidson has high expectations for senior golfer George McDaniel.
        “He is a fantastic golfer,” Davidson said. “We expect him to go low every time.”
        Monday wasn’t any different as McDaniel led the Cavaliers to the Seminole District tournament title.

  • Liberty cruises to 27-6 win over Martinsville

        Though the first play wasn’t exactly how Liberty head coach Chris Watts had drawn it up, the rest of the game more than made up for it as his Minutemen posted a 27-6 victory at Martinsville Friday.
        “That was not exactly the way we planned it,” Watts said of the Bulldogs’ first play from scrimmage, a 65-yard scoring run by Derrick Zigler.
        The worst part, it came on a busted play with Martinsville’s two backs running into each other.

  • River rolls to 58-12 victory over Cougars

        Staunton River scored the old fashioned way – with five rushing touchdowns and one through the air. And the Golden Eagles scored on defense – a 40-yard interception return and a safety. And River scored on special teams, recovering a blocked punt for another touchdown.
        Friday night’s 58-12 drubbing of Patrick County by SR was a total team effort and an important win for the Golden Eagles, now 2-2, as they head into this week’s Homecoming showdown with James River.