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Today's News

  • Cavs on cusp of baseball crown

    In a development that shocked exactly nobody, the Jefferson Forest baseball team positioned itself to win yet another Seminole District regular season title.

  • Cavs seize Seminole soccer crown

    Amherst, Brookville, E.C. Glass and the rest of the Seminole boys soccer set are already vowing, "Wait 'til next year."

  • TRAFFIC ALERT:  WORK ON RAILROAD CROSSINGS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC AT THREE LOCATIONS IN BEDFORD COUNTY

    SALEM – Repairs to railroad crossings at three locations in Bedford County will impact traffic during the week starting Monday, May 14.  The locations and tentative dates for the repairs are

     

    • Monday, May 14 on Route 681 (Cobbs Mountain Road)

  • VDOT TO PERFORM HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY BENEATH HARDY FORD BRIDGE

    As part of the initial plan development to replace the Route 634 (Hardy Road) bridge over Smith Mountain Lake located at the Bedford and Franklin County line, a Virginia Department of Transportation hydrographic survey team will use sonar to map the lake bottom beneath the bridge.  The survey is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16.
     

  • JF teacher arrested, suspended from duties

    A Jefferson Forest High School English teacher has been suspended and has tendered his resignation following his arrest for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    According to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office an alleged incident occurred between Joseph Clark, 28, and a minor on the evening of April 28 or early Sunday morning, April 29. Clark was arrested on Thursday, May 10.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of May 9, 2012)

    Sign-ups and notices

    Cruzin Downtown Bedford

  • Church news (week of May 9 2012)

    Notices

    Cleaning the cemetery
    Suck Spring Baptist Church will be cleaning up the church cemetery to prepare for mowing to begin May 26. If anyone would like to save flowers or items left on graves or around tombstones, pick them up by May 25. If anyone has questions about cemetery requirements, call 540-586-3709 and leave a message.

    Spring revival

  • Virginia in the battleground spotlight

    There was a long time when the way Virginia voted in presidential elections wasn’t debated or wondered about. It was taken for granted.
        After going for Lyndon Johnson in 1964, everything changed in Virginia when the national Democratic Party embraced civil rights legislation. Most white segregationists took their racism to the Republican Party or became independents, as did the Byrd family. It was the beginning of the end of the old Byrd Machine in Virginia.

  • The rush to the exits


        One of the many troubling aspects of President Barack Obama’s national defense policy is his rush to the exits in Afghanistan. When he first ran for president, back in 2008, he called the war in Afghanistan the “necessary war” contrasting it with the war in Iraq.
        He was right back then. Invading Iraq in 2003 was something we could have avoided as we had Saddam Hussein contained. Afghanistan, however, was a totally different situation. Let’s remember why we are there in the first place.

  • Student performance, Grade A

    Several weeks ago we ran an editorial highlighting where Bedford County ranks in per pupil spending among the other school districts in Virginia. Several took offense to the editorial for a variety of reasons.
        Our goal was to spark a conversation about Bedford County’s commitment to funding education, not to question the education area students are receiving. We feel students here do very well, for a variety of reasons—good teachers, parental involvement and volunteers who go above and beyond.