Today's News

  • Repeat

    Repeating as VHSL 4A State Championship was not the Jefferson Forest boy’s team’s main goal. Head Coach Marty Ponder said all he wanted was his team to swim their best swim and not worry about what they could not control.

    The Cavaliers did just that and got another State Championship for their efforts. Jefferson Forest won their second consecutive VHSL 4A State Championship 233-224 over second place Monacan High School. The girl’s finished in twelfth overall with 62 points.

  • State Wrestling Results

    3A Results

    • Staunton River, 4th Place- 111 points
    • Liberty, 22nd Place- 19 points

    • 2nd Place-Justin Mutter (Staunton River)

    • 2nd Place-Nathan Kearns (Staunton River)

    • 2nd Place-T.J. Tester (Staunton River)

    • 2nd Place-David Wilson (Staunton River)

    • 5th Place-Sam Kirtley (Staunton River)


    4A Results

  • Basketball: All-District Honors

    Boys Seminole District

    Player of the Year: Jordan Richeson (JF)

    First Team: Brock Swaney (JF), Roman Ridley (Liberty), Jordan Richeson (JF)

    Honorable Mention: Perry Warner (JF), Brad O’Donnell (JF)


  • Voices must be heard

    Virginia families and businesses have been overcharged on their electric bills since 2015. They will continue to be overcharged in the future if the legislation backed by the electric utility monopolies and Governor Ralph Northam is approved.


  • Bill will allow state agencies to share data

    By Delegate Scott Garrett

  • Senate has been especially efficient this year

    By Senator Steve Newman

        The halfway point of the legislative calendar, crossover, is upon us.  The pace in the Senate was quicker and the floor sessions longer. 

  • Bill opens door for Safe Families for Children

    By Delegate Kathy Byron

        This week, we passed the thirtieth day of our 60-day session, with both the House and Senate finishing work on bills submitted by their respective members.  Traditionally, the days leading up to crossover, the halfway mark on the legislative calendar, feature the longest floor sessions of the year.
        As the House of Delegates completes work on all its bills, several of the ones I submitted advanced through the process.

  • House works constructively across party lines

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        This is a transitional week in the General Assembly, as each chamber begins considering the bills of the other chamber, in the process known as crossover. It is a transitional week for me as well, as I return to my seat in the House of Delegates following surgery at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston.

  • Dealing with a touch of ‘senioritis’

    By Foster Garrett

  • Why are we still in Afghanistan?

        On Jan. 27, an ambulance rigged with a car bomb exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan, and killed more than 100 people. The Taliban later claimed responsibility.
        This happened again despite the presence of the U.S. military in that country, which has been there now for 17 years, ever since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks here.