Today's News

  • Extra Inning fall

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River boys baseball team fell 4-3 to Rustburg in eight innings on Friday, June 3 in the Regional semifinal game that was rained out the night before. “We definitely played good enough to win, and we had a couple calls that didn’t go our way,” said Coach Brian Divers.
        The Golden Eagles traveled to Fluvanna Co. High School twice to take on the Red Devils in the Regional semifinals.

  • New political dramas a must see!

        If you like television, you have to admit that the modern era offers something of a gold mine. Since the development of cable and satellite TV, there are more channels and networks than ever.
        In particular, if you enjoy dramas and documentaries on politics and history, then this truly is a golden age.

  • I’ll respect the picket lines

        As of this writing, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 and Kroger had reached a tentative agreement on a contract. Union leadership has recommended that its members accept the contract offer.

  • A nose for electronics

        Sheriff Mike Brown introduced a new deputy, last week, who will be working for the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.

        He won’t be going on the Internet looking for pedophiles as he really has no computer skills. He does, however, have a nose for electronic storage devices.

  • SML Fishing Report

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

     OVERVIEW- Fishing should be good this month! Water temperature will be in the 70’s to low 80’s.  Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and at night this month. Fishing the past few weeks has been good! The baitfish will continue to move to the shoreline late at night as they are trying to finish spawning. Most species of fish have spawned. Night time is the best time to try your luck!

  • Staunton River track places second in 3A West

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Staunton River and Liberty had track and field athletes participating in the 3A West regional Championship on Saturday, May 28.
        River’s Ashley Miller, Emma Moran, Markus Ballengee, and Jordan Patti all received top honors in one or more events at the meet.
        Ashley Miller finished first in the girls 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.19.

  • Forest girls lacrosse wins Conference

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

            The Jefferson Forest girls defeated E.C. Glass to win the National Conference Championship on Tuesday, May 24.
        “Our defense came up with some key stops (Gillian Smith - one caused turnover, Lizzie Hunter- one interception) to stop a powerful Glass attack. Goalie Bayleigh Armes had 10 saves in the goal,” said Coach Ava Rupert.

  • Bedford Co. Baseball and Softball

    Forest baseball places  second in Conference

  • Liberty and JF girls soccer teams win Conference

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty girls soccer team fell 5-0 to Cave Spring in the quarterfinals of the 3A West Regional tournament.
        Jillian Blackburn and Morgann Dills teamed up in goal for a total of nine saves.
    The Lady Minutemen ended their season with a 10-9 record.

  • 450 show for Armed Forces Day 5K

        The rain subsided just in time for the start of the Armed Forces Day 5K which took place on Saturday, May 21 at the National D-Day Memorial. 
        More than 450 people came out to show their support of the Armed Forces and honor our military heroes, past and present.