Today's News

  • Homeless shelter added to town zoning

        Last week, Bedford Town Council adopted an amendment to town zoning that allows emergency homeless shelters as a permitted use in B1 business districts.
        The Rev. Josh Bell, pastor of Grace Ministries, addressed Council before the vote. Grace Ministries is a church that operates a homeless shelter, called Grace House, in the Six C’s Shopping Center in Bedford.

  • Soering claims he should be let out of prison

        Major Ricky Gardner isn’t changing his views on the guilt of convicted double-murderer Jens Soering, no matter what Soering’s lawyer may argue.
        “Mr. (Steven) Rosenfield’s announcement this week does not change the status of Jens Soering’s conviction. In fact, these results have been publicly known for several years,” Gardner said of disputed blood evidence in the case.

  • SE&M wins new contracts, set to expand business

        Systems Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (SE&M), a Forest-based manufacturer of military equipment, conveyors, and specialized engineering and project management services, will expand its business, adding 10 new jobs and investing more than $700,000 in new equipment over the next three years.

  • Moneta man faces rape, forcible sodomy charges

        Charges against a 43-year-old Moneta man for having sex with a woman without her consent have been certified to a Bedford grand jury.
        Judge Stephanie Maddox certified two felony charges—rape of a helpless victim and forcible sodomy of a helpless victim— and one misdemeanor charge of sexual battery, against Christopher Morgan Pannell.

  • Reining in the CFPB’s unchecked authority

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • anctuary cities ignore the law

    We are a nation of laws. That principle was important to our Founders, and it is rightfully at the very core of our government. In fact, as I travel the Sixth Congressional District, folks continually tell me about the importance of following the rule of law as the best way to govern our country. Too often they have seen laws ignored with little or no consequences for those who break them, and want this to change.


  • 10 things you can do to change this Nation

    By the Rev. Troy Keaton
    EastLake Community Church

        Recently I spoke to a family counselor who told me they are counseling people over the fear and anxiety produced by this election cycle. 

  • Jerry Falwell Jr.’s stunning hypocrisy

        Jerry Falwell Jr.’s continued support for the piggish, morally-challenged Donald Trump has riled even his own students, upset that his embrace of such as obviously awful man compromises the integrity of their school.
        Not long after many Republicans began to abandon Trump in droves, Falwell made remarks to the Lynchburg newspaper, revealing that he was far more concerned about who leaked the damaging tape than what was on it.

  • Hillary raises Kaine
  • JF hosts Conference 23 tourney

        Jefferson Forest hosted the Conference 23 Golf Tournament on Tuesday September 27, at Ivy Hill Golf Club in Forest.
        The Conference Tournament was won by  EC Glass with a 299. Jefferson Forest was Runner up with 308.  Conner Burgess (ECG) was medalist with a score of 67.
        2016 Conference Tournament results included:
        1. Conner Burgess EC Glass 67
        2. Isaac Simmons Jefferson Forest 70
        3. Jimmie Massie EC Glass 71