Today's News

  • JF softball win over Brookville knots the top

    The coronation march was sidetracked.

    Brookville, everyone’s choice to run away with the Seminole District, was ambushed at home by a scrappy Jefferson Forest team.  The Lady Cavs’ early strike set the pace of the game and JF cruised to a 5-2 win.

  • Change that I want

      I want government out of our lives.  With the exception of saving the newspaper industry and bailing out the economy of central Virginia, the Feds should leave us alone.  

  • Baseballers keep at it over the break

    While many local athletes were using the spring break to hone their skills, local baseballers were in the thick of the action.

  • Harrison appointed as interim J & D judge

    When Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge Philip Wallace officially retires on June 30, Louis Harrison, a Bedford attorney is scheduled to fill that bench the next day.

  • A final farewell to Elisha Ray Nance
  • Tree recalls a life cut short

    Caitlyn Burks, of Big Island would have graduated from Liberty High School this year.

        Instead, a red maple was planted at Big Island Elementary School in her memory. On April 5, 1997, Caitlyn, then in kindergarten at Big Island, was killed when she was struck by a car in front of her home on Va. 122. The Rev. Byron LePere, president of the Big Island PTA, said that it was just a tragic accident.

  • A community effort raises the flag

    The flag flying at the Adult Day Care Center, next to Bedford Memorial Hospital, was a community effort.

        The base was built two years ago by John Naples and Josh Harrison, two masonry students at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC). This was part of their classwork. Neil Rommel, the school’s masonry teacher, is always looking for real-world projects for his students. The projects have to be close enough to the school that students can get to them and still have time to do meaningful work during the alloted class time.

  • Nester heads for Halifax County

    By John Barnhart

    Staff Writer


        George Nester, Bedford County’s director of community development, is leaving for Halifax County. He takes over as that county’s administrator next month.

        Nester worked as town manager of Vinton for seven years and also as city manager of Covington. He was Franklin County’s county administrator for eight years before taking up his current job in Bedford County.

  • LHS senior dies in accident

    On Thursday morning students at Liberty High School took the time to sign posters to give to the family of Chase Landon Jones, the 18-year-old Liberty High School senior who died as the result of injuries suffered during a single-car accident on Bell Town Road in Bedford Wednesday afternoon.

        For the students it was a chance to begin the grieving process of losing a fellow classmate. His funeral was held Monday in Bedford.

  • Riding with the pros

    For Johnny Martin, serving as a marshal during the Advance Auto Parts Blue Ridge Brawl Elite series tournament last week was an experience he’ll never forget.

        “It’s like an on the water classroom experience,” Martin said. “It’s the best $100 I’ve ever spent.”