Today's News

  • Big bucks bonanza: Commentary

       A few weeks ago, I wrote a screed, ranting about the fact that insurance giant AIG continues to maintain its sponsorship of the Manchester United soccer team.  That sponsorship continues in the face of the fact that the U.S. taxpayers are keeping AIG afloat.

  • Minutemen put it together to top speedy Eagles



  • Lady Eagles rally to overtake Minettes

    After playing the first half to a draw, Staunton River stepped it up after halftime to top Liberty 51-37.

  • Cavs out-wrestle Brookville for first time in history

    In a match that was two parts strategy, three parts talent and one part alignment of the stars, the Jefferson Forest wrestling team did something that has never been done before:  It beat Brookville.

  • On Al, OJ and the NFL: Commentary

      I’m sure glad the wife locked down our Christmas plans early.  That way, in the event we’re invited to the Grohs’ house, I’ll have a ready-made (honest) excuse to decline.

  • Carrying water for Bedford County

    After several years of reacting to growth, the Bedford County Public Service Authority (PSA) now will attempt to spend some time on planning, according to Brian Key, the PSA’s director.

        Key took over the spigot from Willie Jones at the end of last year.

  • Massage benefits horses, too

    Shayne Tracy is a different kind of massage therapist. His clients are big, big as a horse. In fact, they are horses.

        Tracy started out with people and did massage therapy on humans for 20 years. After doing some research, he began working with horses.

        “It relaxes them,” he said.

  • New CASA volunteers sworn in at ceremony

    Judge Philip Wallace of the Bedford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court swore in a group of new CASA volunteers Thursday evening.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These are trained volunteers who are appointed by the court to be a voice for any children affected by a case that comes through that court. Their job is to investigate the situation and provide independent factual information to the court regarding the child. This report may contain recommendations as to the child’s welfare.

  • Seminar focuses on teamwork

    Two area groups and one hospital teamed up to sponsor a day-long seminar on investigating and prosecuting child abuse.

  • The Christmas Account

    And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

        (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

        And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

        And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)