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  • LHS and SR struggle having baskets fall

    Sports Editor

        After a big win against Jefferson Forest on Jan. 11, the Liberty boys have struggled to keep up the pace. The Minutemen fought against Rustburg but fell 52-41 on Tuesday, Jan 20.
        Liberty started off slow in the first falling behind by three points. The Red Devils led 12-9 at the beginning of the second period. The Minutemen outscored Rustburg in the second. Rustburg remained in the lead 21-19 at the half.

  • LHS and JF compete in tough track meet

    Sports Editor

        Liberty and Jefferson Forest competed in an indoor track meet at Liberty University on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The two Bedford schools competed against Brookville, Amherst, E.C. Glass, Liberty Christian and Virginia Episcopal.
        Liberty High came in third place with a combined score of 26 and Forest finished fourth with a combined score of 19.50.

  • Jefferson Forest takes down Salem

    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest girls and boys swim teams beat Salem 237-102 on Jan. 19, in a dual meet.
        The Forest girls finished with a score of 125.
        Francisca Cifuentes, Tara Enneking, Amanda Mason and Danielle Utz finished first place in the 200 yard Medley relay with a time of 2:05.
        Cifuentes and Ashley Warran finished first and second in the 200 yard freestyle with times of 2:19 and 2:23.

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  • The House continues to fight for our national security

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

  • No more free passes

    A free pass at Disney World is one thing, but a free pass for nations wishing to destroy our way of life has no place in America’s foreign policy. In President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he spoke at length about looking toward the future. There is nothing more important to the future than protecting the United States from the threats of hostile nations like North Korea and Iran. However, the Obama Administration’s foreign policy is giving them a free pass.


  • First day of session is a long one

        The 2016 General Assembly session began on Wednesday, January 13.  The first day of every session is a long one, ending with the State of the Commonwealth Address delivered by the Governor to a Joint Session – House and Senate combined – of the General Assembly at 7 p.m.

  • Newman will serve as President Pro Tempore

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    Senate District 23

        On the coldest day in Richmond of the new year, the General Assembly began its 2016 session.  This year’s 60-day session is the first of the four-year Senate term.  That means the first day of session begins with all 40 senators elected last November taking their oath of office.

  • The ruination of a political party

        A simple reading of this column over the years might spark someone to conclude, generally, that, well “he just hates the Republican Party, doesn’t he?”
        “Simple” is the key word there, and the conclusion would be wrong. As an admirer of America’s two-party system, I’ve always had respect for the role Republicans play, while passionately believing that Democrats work for what’s best for people, especially the poor and working class.

  • McKelvey has some good points

        Almost as soon as Congressman Robert Hurt announced that he would not seek a fourth term, Jim McKelvey announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for that seat. McKelvey sought the GOP nomination back in 2010, but Hurt beat him in a multi-candidate primary and then went on to win the election.
        As of this writing, I have not heard of anybody else announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination.
        McKelvey has some good ideas.