Today's News

  • Jim Cutler, 1977 state championship team celebrated

    Jim Cutler, the former head coach of Liberty's baseball team, and Liberty's 1977 State champions team was honored on May 17.

    Cutler behan coaching at Liberty when it was still called Bedford High School in 1961. He continued to coach the team until 2001, during which he racked up an impressive 513 career wins and earned a place in the VHSL Hall of Fame as well as Liberty's Hall of Fame.

    Despite all the accolades and honors Cutler has garnered throughout his decades of successful coaching, he considered being honored on May 17 especially special.

  • Rebuild our Navy

        The cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase early last month was amazing. In a precision attack, the base was hit by 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in 60 seconds. According to a Wikipedia article, 60 missiles were launched, but one fizzled and fell in the sea.
        Syria was able to resume launching air strikes from the base but the advance warning we gave the Russians, so they could get their personnel out of the way, also allowed the Syrians to shield some of their aircraft, reducing the damage that was done.

  • Be safe out there

        National Safe Boating Week is May 20-26. 
        As with any such designation, the week is to serve as a reminder of what is important all year long. With Memorial Day upon us, marking the unofficial beginning of the summer season, it’s always important to take note of safety precautions when out on your boats and other crafts.
        The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is using this week to remind all boaters to stay safe this summer, and always wear a life jacket while on the water.

  • Zimmerman retiring from Goodview

        Eddie Zimmerman has been a part of educating students in Bedford County for more than four decades.

        Once school ends this week, that will change.
        Zimmerman, the only principal students and teachers have known at Goodview Elementary, is retiring after 43 years of service to this county.

  • Brook Hill Farm rescues horses, teenagers

        Brook Hill Farm held an open house to celebrate its success rescuing horses and teenagers.

        Brook Hill is an accredited horse rehabilitation and retirement facility. It’s where area law enforcement can bring horses that they have confiscated due to neglect and abuse. The horses, in turn, help humans.

  • Civil War trail marker put back

        After some two years in storage, the Hunter’s Raid Civil War trail marker is back up in Bedford’s Centertown Plaza.

  • Staunton River softball holds onto lead to win 'War on 24'

    Staunton River softball managed to hold onto an early lead to best William Byrd in the season’s second “War on 24” match-up on May 3.   

    The Golden Eagles dropped the first “War on 24” on April 3, but as history has shown, they captured the second game of the series to split. After weeks of struggling to put the ball in play at the right time, SR’s “bats just came alive,” according to Head Coach Josh Weller.   

  • Staunton River girls soccer continue to fight

    Staunton River girls soccer continued to be competitive despite a season marred with injuries against William Byrd and Northside.  

    The Golden Eagles started their week at William Byrd on May 2, where they came up one goal short to concede the game 2-1. SR controlled the possession from the beginning and fired off a few shots on goal that unfortunately didn’t find the back of the net. The Terriers struck first in the 17th minute, netting a goal from 30 feet out while SR’s keeper was blinded by the sun.   

  • Liberty track finds success at Amherst

        Liberty HS’ girls and boys track team enjoyed stellar results on May 3 at Amherst. The meet included to host school as well as: E.C. Glass, Hargave Military Academy, Jefferson Forest, Liberty Christian Academy, Nelson County and Rustburg.

        The girls team had several athletes finish in the top half of their events. The Lady Minutemen’s best finishes of the evening came from Jerica Thompson, Fiona Taylor, Alexis Mattson, Krystal Carrol Maliyah Harris.

  • Jefferson Forest softball wins in dramatic fashion

        It was an ending right from the movies.

        A walk-off grand slam by Kayli Mull in the eighth inning led Jefferson Forest softball past Cave Spring on May 8.

        Before the happy ending, the game seemed to be heading in an all too familiar way as the Cavs trailed 4-3 into the bottom of the sixth.

        Just two days earlier, JF was playing Halifax County and had a commanding 3-0 lead going into the sixth. But, a few miscues handed Halifax a 4-3 lead that they never let go of.