Today's News

  • Fear of Islam is not Christian

        It was a simple lesson in a social studies class in a public high school of Augusta County, Virginia. Yet, a few hysterical parents responded with fear and hatred to get the county schools shut down.
        Ignorance can go a long way when accompanied by two other ingredients: fear and religious fanaticism. All were at work in the recent school closure at River Heads High School, over a lesson that involved the Arabic writing tool of calligraphy.

  • There’s no yellow brick road

        In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy follows the yellow brick road to Oz to meet the Wizard of Oz. She wants to get back to Kansas, although I’m not sure why anybody would want to go to Kansas, and believes the Wizard can make that happen. It turned out that there was no Wizard of Oz.
        There’s no Wizard of Oz who can make economic development happen in Bedford. There isn’t even a yellow brick road. There’s no magic solution to revitalizing Bedford’s Centertown, or even one clear road to follow.

  • Have a safe New Year!

        We certainly hope you were on Santa’s “Nice” list this year. If you were on his “Naughty” list, you were out of luck. You didn’t even get a lump of coal as President Obama and the EPA confiscated Santa’s coal pile.
        Friday is New Year’s Eve, a holiday famous for alcohol lubricated parties. If you attend one of these, and end up overserved, please do not get behind the wheel.

  • Swimming Previews

    Staunton River

  • Indoor Track & Field Previews

    Liberty High

  • Girl's Basketball Preivews

    Jefferson Forest

  • Boy's Basketball Previews

    Staunton River

  • Forest performs well despite missing wrestlers


        The Jefferson Forest wrestling team traveled to Northern, Va to compete in the Appalachian Duals at Skyline High School. The Cavs only had 10 wrestlers for the meet. The team did not wrestle in 120, 132, 170, 182, and essentially 285, however, 202 Matt Snead filled in with much fight.
        JF began the day vs. Handley, who had throttled the Cavs 24-68 at Fauquier. This time the score was 21-54, but in matches wrestled the teams split the matches 5-5 with a 21-28 score.

  • Liberty girls celebrate third win

    Sports Editor
        Liberty girls basketball, down two players due to illness and family obligations, defeated Altavista 38-34 on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
        “The game was a game we had to gut out. It was not always pretty but players made big plays down the stretch that helped us solidify the win,” said LHS Coach Emilee Dunton.

  • The promise of Christmas

    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

    “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;

    The Wrong shall fail,

    The Right prevail,