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Today's News

  • Cavalier golf remains undefeated in District

    Jefferson Forest’s golf program is now a perfect four-for-four at Seminole District matches.

    The powerhouse program notched its sixth win this season at Winton CC against Liberty, Heritage and Amherst.

    The Cavs won by 15 strokes, shooting a collective 158 to top Amherst’s 173 for first place. Fellow Bedford County high school, Liberty, came  third with a notable 207, which is down three strokes from their last outing. Heritage placed fourth with 211.

  • County Clash Craziness

    Bedford County’s volleyball teams clashed early in the season, with Jefferson Forest and Liberty coming out victorious.

    The first County Clash was between the Cavs and the Eagles on Aug. 24 at Jefferson Forest.

    Prior to the match, the Cavs had rolled out to a promising 2-0 start, while the Eagles, headed by a first-year head coach, had dropped its season-openner to Heritage.

    The Cavs looked to continue to capitalize with their healthy squad against the youthful Eagles (SR’s team does not have a senior player).

  • 13 Bedford County football players recognized at Titan Trophy Ceremony

    Bedford County’s football programs were well-represented at the 2017 Titan Trophy Ceremony held at Phase 2 in Lynchburg.

    Jefferson Forest, Staunton River and Liberty each had multiple Titan Trophy Team nominees.

    The Cavs led with seven Titan Trophy team members (Will Strain, Jon Tobin, O.P. Peterson, Nick Rainey, Chris Peters, Chris Carroll and Brad O’Donnel). The Eagles had four members (T.J. Testor, Grayson Overstreet, Kalip Jones and Joe Haner) and Liberty supplied two (Brock Lucas and Malachi Johnson).

  • Liberty claims win in home-opener

    Liberty’s football  team manhandled Franklin County to come away with the 33-17 win for its season-opener on Aug. 25.

    The Minutemen squashed any doubts or uncertainty that the small, youthful squad stocked of juniors and freshmen would struggle to compete.

  • Staunton River bests Jefferson Forest in County Clash

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest met in a highly anticipated home opener on the Eagles’ turf on Aug. 25.

    It was expected to be a neck-in-neck, fight to the death type game, and it certainly lived up to the hype, but the Eagles’ more experienced team capitalized on an injured Cavalier squad who was forced to put in several second and third string players.

  • The end of ‘heritage’ propaganda

        After Charlottesville, we’re seeing a dramatic change in the attitudes of many Americans: The increasing consensus is that, yes, it’s time to remove Confederate statues and monuments off public property and stop the pretense that Confederate leaders should be revered.
        Right now, after the death of Heather Haier – hopefully the last victim of a war that ended in 1865 – Confederate statues are coming down in a frenzy across the South.

  • Thoughts on Charlottesville

        I’ve been thinking about the events that took place in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. It’s a rather complex, and ugly thing and I’ve come to several conclusions.
        Let me start out by saying that I’m totally opposed to the removal of any Confederate memorials. I am totally opposed to covering them with anything. They should be left right where they have been for 90 years or more. None of these monuments were divisive until some people, for political reasons, started to call for their removal.

  • The Gentleman from Bedford

        Lacey Putney was a statesman, a citizen legislator—the longest serving in Virginia—and a veteran.
        Putney was a Big Island native, a mentor and a good ole country boy.
        He was always ready to tell a story, was a man of action and vigorously represented this area.
        This past Saturday, Putney moved on to his reward, passing away at the age of 89.

  • Hales Ford Bridge repairs to begin

        Repairs to the Hales Ford Bridge on Route 122 (Booker T. Washington Highway) are set to begin next week and will impact traffic until the end of the year. The bridge is located on the Bedford/Franklin County line in the area of Bridgewater Plaza.
        Beginning September 6, the bridge will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal will be in place allowing traffic to alternate crossing the bridge. This traffic pattern will remain in place through December 2017 or until bridge deck overlay on the bridge is complete, weather permitting.

  • New system will help with public safety

        Amherst County, Bedford County and the city of Lynchburg have launched a new public safety communications system, offering extended coverage and the ability to communicate with other localities during emergency or other public safety incidents.