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Today's News

  • Event highlights work of Farm Bureau

    According to Stephanie White, Bedford County's project manager for 21st Century Agricultural Curriculum, Virginia Tech has a two-year agriculture program because of Farm Bureau. White was the keynote speaker for Farm Bureau's local dinner meeting last week.

  • When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came into office as the 32nd President of the United States in 1933 the nation was battling through the Great Depression of the 1930s, The challenge was to find work for the unemployed, help the economy recover and reform th

    Recently, I was talking with a local liberal, a fellow named Bill.

    I guess Bill is a liberal as hes an active member of the Democratic Party. Anyway, he asked me what a liberal is.

  • Cavs edged by Bees in thriller

    In a game that was everything it was cracked up to be, Brookville topped Forest 19-7.

    In front of a huge crowd on a pleasant Saturday evening, three things were proven. First, Brookville is clearly entitled to that top ranking in the state that it's been lugging around.

    Second, the Cavs, especially their defense, are for real.

    Third, while Forest can hang with the elites, it must play flawlessly if it hopes to do more than just rake in the moral victories.

  • Commentary - Hello, suckers

    Are you a soccer fan? If so, are you a fan of Manchester United?

    Manchester United, or Man U, is one of the top teams in soccer-happy England and is one of the most popular teams in the world..

    The team also has a deep-pocketed principal sponsor. No, it isn't Lipton Tea or Land Rover, two venerated British companies. The big-bucks sponsor is you, if you happen to be a United States taxpayer.

    Let me explain.

  • Jeff Forest to play Amherst on Lancers' turf

    Jefferson Forest will, again, go up against one of the premier teams in the area this Friday evening.

    Having played the top team (Div. 3) in the state this past Saturday, the Cavs next visit the two-time defending state champion (Div. 4) Amherst Lancers.

    Amherst seems to be getting the hang of first-year head coach Jon Berlin and his new systems.

    As a result, the Lancers are an improved team over the squad that was beaten by Brookville in the season opener for both teams. Of course, Brookville is improved as well...

  • Minutemen to head to Beehive

    Now the heavy lifting begins.

    After ringing up a gaudy 5-1 record, the Minutemen turn for the home stretch. A long and arduous stretch it is, starting with this week's matchup at Brookville.

    In addition to the Bees, Liberty faces (in order) Amherst, Rustburg and Jefferson Forest.

    While all four of those tasks are daunting, none seems as much so as Brookville. By the way, if you're shortchanging Rustburg, you do so at your own peril.

    Anyway, as to the task at hand: The Bees are on everyone's short list to make a run for a state title.

  • Minutemen take Heritage in homecoming bout

    Carlton Payne might not have been named king of the homecoming court, but he was certainly king of the gridiron as his three touchdowns powered Liberty to a 32-14 victory over visiting Heritage.

    Liberty hadn't scored against the Pioneers in the last two meetings between the two teams. That shortfall was rectified early. Payne hooked up with quarterback Tyler Bowyer on two touchdown passes in the first three minutes of play.

  • Eagles to play Heritage on Saturday evening

    In a rare matinee appearance, Staunton River will square off with Heritage at City Stadium this Saturday, at 5:00 p.m.

    The odd timing is due to scheduling conflicts at the Lynchburg venue.

    The extra day will give the Eagles additional time to get ready for the Pioneers (as well as to scout Brookville when it faces Liberty on Friday evening).

  • Economic issues sinking McCain's ship

    October arrived with Sen. Barack Obama gaining ground in national polls everywhere and actually leading in both Florida and Ohio.

    Meanwhile, Sarah Palin is having a tough time convincing many people that she should ever be anywhere near the White House. Every time she gives an interview you can see why. Her debate performance wasn’t bad, but she couldn’t match Joe Biden’s knowledge and experience.

  • Letters

    Ugly face

    This is not the first time, but it still shows its ugly face. Our back yard borders Perrowville Road in Forest where we placed signs for Obama, Warner, Perriello and Rasoul.

    Last week a neighbor saw a white SUV cut across our back strip and crush all four signs. This is not the first time. When Kaine ran for Governor a very large sign was stapled to a Perrowville Road fence only to be mutilated with slashes.

    Come on now. We all have the opportunity to express our preference at the voting machines Nov. 4th.

    Harold and Ann Reid