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Today's News

  • Card game robbery yields 23-year sentence

    A 23-year-old Goode man will spend the next half of his life in prison, following sentencing for robbing a card game in Bedford in March 2007.

    Tyrell Donshey Spinner, 23, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to robbing 11 people at a Liberty Apartments residence and using a firearm when committing those crimes. Spinner received a 20 year sentence on 11 robbery charges, a shooting into an occupied dwelling charge and a charge of burglary with intent to rob. He received a 23-year sentence on five firearms charges, all which carry mandatory sentences.

  • Planning commission approves car wash

    Bedford County's planning commission decided to approve a master plan revision for Thomas Jefferson Crossing.

    The entire development, located off U. S. 221 in Forest,was rezoned PD-1 three years ago. The developer wants a change in the permitted uses for the commercial area of the development to include a car wash and automobile rental/leasing.

  • Letters to the editor

    Streets were still full of excitement

    The rain is well needed and we could not have a wetter weekend for Bedford’s 27th Annual Centerfest!

  • Commentary - Presidential debate sports questions

    I missed out on the presidential debate this past Friday evening, hitting the Liberty-Staunton River game instead.

    The wife watched it, sipping on a nice hot cup of tea. Afterwards, she lamented that she hadn't anything stronger to sip.

    Since this is a sports page, I hereby put forward the questions that I would like to see the candidates answer. I'd also like to see them answer these questions at a time other than a Friday night in the fall.

  • Forest takes Monday Night Football clash

    For a team that wasn't supposed to be looking ahead, Jefferson Forest sure had the look of distraction.

    Nonetheless, the Cavs were able to regroup and defeat Heritage 31-13 at City Stadium. The game was played on Monday evening, due to the threat of foul weather last Friday.

    Heritage put the Cavs back on their heels, ringing up the first tally of the evening as Montez Hamlett went 24 yards off right tackle.

  • Liberty moves to 4-1 by beating winless Eagles

    Since the last time Liberty visited Staunton River, much has changed.

    The Minutemen found themselves on a new (Bermuda) field, the notoriously high field crown had been shaved down, the Eagles have a new-look scoreboard and the team has a new coach.

    Most important of all, Staunton River led the Minutemen 14-13 midway through the second quarter.

  • Staunton River entertains Alleghany for homecoming

    Staunton River will seek out its first win of the season when it hosts Alleghany this Friday night at the Eagles' nest.

    River (0-5, 0-2 District) hope to break its 20-game losing streak, which extends back to the middle of the 2006 season.

    Alleghany might very well take the form of the Eagles' best shot at that goal. The Mountaineers are off to a less-than-stellar start, standing at 2-3 midway through the season. The team, however, has won its last two starts, over Covington and Bath County.

  • Bees invade Forest this SATURDAY

    That's not buzzing you hear in the near distance.

    It is the sound of the football machine that is Brookville. The Bees roll into Forest this Saturday evening, 6:00 p.m. as part of the Forest homecoming activities.

    The game was moved from Friday evening in response to the JF-Heritage game being pushed to this past Monday.

    Now, the Cavs will have a reasonable amount of time to prepare themselves.

    The question is whether even that additional day will be enough to get ready.

  • Minutemen to host Heritage for homecoming

    Homecoming is usually scheduled against an opponent that you have reasonable faith you can defeat. Then, the after-game dance has more of a festive mood.

    This Friday evening, we'll find out whether the Liberty homecoming committee guessed correctly in scheduling Heritage as the event's foe.

    On the one hand, the Pioneers (1-1 District, 2-4 overall) are riding a four-game losing streak, their last victory coming over Magna Vista in the season's second week.

  • Change is an empty word

    What does “change” mean? It depends on what's being changed.

    Some changes are for the better. Replacing an old clunker with a new car, for example, is a change for the better. Getting a pay raise at work is also an improvement.

    Some changes are neutral, they make no real difference to you. A major retailer may strong-arm manufacturers into making packaging changes to take up less shelf space. This change may be meaningless to you, although the manufacturers are sure to put a positive marketing spin on it.