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Today's News

  • Making the case

        Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Wes Nance called them the heroes of the Lyon sisters case: They were the investigators that put in thousands of hours of work in making the first degree murder cases against Lloyd Lee Welch Jr.

  • Jefferson Forest volleyball captures 10th win over Rustbirg in straight sets

    Jefferson Forest’s volleyball team extended their win streak to three in a row after picking up wins against Brookville and Rustburg on consecutive days.

  • Bedford County's qolf teams qualify for Region tournament

    After an undefeated regular season in Seminole District competition, it was by no surprise that Jefferson Forest’s golf team captured the Seminole District Tournament.

    “We are very pleased with the way the season has progressed so far,” said Jefferson Forest’s Head Coach Garnet Manley Jr. “The team has set a lot of school records along the way.”

  • Cavs topple Liberty in County Clash

    By: Melanie Schumilas

    The first half of the County Clash between Liberty and Jefferson Forest could be summed up in one word: strange.

    The perplexing first half saw three kickoffs returned for touchdowns, three personal foul penalties and the Cavs blitzing to a 26-0 lead deep into the second quarter.

    The Bedford County foes met Sept. 22 at Liberty’s field. While Liberty’s crowd was amped, there was little to cheer about as the Minutemen (2-2) struggled and fell behind 40-13 in the first half.

  • Two decades of service

    Carol Duus and Annette Jackson have been volunteering at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office for more than two decades. Last Thursday they were recognized for that service at a luncheon held at Olde Liberty Station.

  • He keeps the beat with the Bedford Community Orchestra

    A good deed can open up opportunities.

        That’s how County Attorney Patrick Skelley came to join the Bedford Community Orchestra. He’s performed as a percussionist for the orchestra since 1997.
        Back then Skelley was living next door to Joe Still, who was the orchestra director. Still was elderly and Skelley helped him out one day.
        “He got his tractor stuck,” Skelley said.

  • Jefferson Forest sweeps Seminole District meet

    Liberty and Jefferson Forest’s cross country programs met yet again at Humankind for the Seminole District MidWeek Meet on Sept. 13. It was a successful meet for both programs, with both schools placing at least one runner in the top four.

  • Jefferson Forest volleyball goes 2-1 during busy week

    Jefferson Forest’s volleyball team was hard at work, playing three games in three straight days. Despite the gruelling schedule, the Cavs came away with a 2-1 record on the week.

  • Liberty volleyball continues to fight

    Liberty’s volleyball program had an exceptionally busy week, playing three matches in four days.

    The Minutemen came away from the tough week with a 1-2 record, but showed its competitive spirit by avoiding any straight-set losses.

  • Cassidy Chambers is in her own league

    During the high school golf season, Cassidy Chambers certainly stands out as being the only girl on Staunton River’s team and often the only girl on the course.

    But don’t be fooled by her short 5’0” frame, she stacks up just fine against the boys.

    In fact, Chambers was the No. 1 golfer on her team this year, finishing fourth in the Blue Ridge District (BRD) with 86 points. Her 86 point total was just half a point shy of third.