Today's News

  • Roger Ailes and his like-minded buddy

        In the 1970s, before most Americans ever heard of him, Roger Ailes was a Republican operative who worked for Richard Nixon.
        Nixon, as we know, hated the press. Many journalists were on the White House Enemies List.
            Nixon basically began the conservative myth about “the liberal media,” and his student, Ailes, soaked it up.

  • Education without regimentation

        Schools across America are back in session. Bedford County opened its schools for the new school year on Aug. 15. A few school districts opened earlier and a few later.

  • Riddle to spend six years in prison for DUI crash

        A 20-year-old Lynchburg man will spend six years in prison as the result of an accident last October which  led to the death of a passenger in the car he was driving and severely injured another passenger.

  • Charges for eluding police, shooting gun, go to grand jury

        Charges against a Bedford County man, for firing a firearm while being pursued by law enforcement, have been certified to a Bedford grand jury following the man’s decision to waive his right to a preliminary hearing in General District Court.

  • Board opts to hire new tourism director

        Bedford County’s board of supervisors scrapped the idea of hiring a consultant to develop a tourism plan, Monday night.
        The meeting began with April Cheek-Messier, president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, delivering a plea for the supervisors to hire a tourism director.

  • Split second decisions

        It could have been a tragedy.

        Bedford County Deputies called a situation in the county last week an “averted tragedy” after they encountered an adult man, threatening suicide, with a handgun in his hand.

  • Benefit Softball Game

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The sixth annual First Clergy and First Responder Benefit Softball Game was played Monday, Sept. 12 at the Forest Youth Athletic Association field.
        The First Clergy took the win with a 20-13 victory over the First Responders. The Clergy is now 5-1 over the First Responders.
        The softball game benefits the Bedford Women’s Shelter.

  • Jefferson Forest volleyball defeats LCA

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest volleyball team defeated Liberty Christian Academy 3-2 after five long sets last Thursday.
        LCA won the first two sets 25-22 and 25-19. The Lady Cavaliers came back in the third set winning 25-15.
        Forest fought in the fourth to defeat LCA 25-17. The match was tied at 2-2 and the final set commenced. In a close set, JF finished with a 15-12 win to give them the match win.

  • Week 4 Football Previews

    Staunton River football travels to JF

  • Mattson takes second place at Knights Crossing

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        All three Bedford County cross country teams participated in the Knights Crossing Invitational last Saturday. Alexis Mattson, of Liberty, finished second place in the girls black race with a time of 20:47.
        Mattson was the only county athlete to finish in the top 10. However, Madelynn Knight, of JF, finished 11th in the girls red race with a time of 19:17. Caleb Muller, of JF, finished 14th in the boys red race with a time of 16:20.