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Today's News

  • anctuary cities ignore the law

    We are a nation of laws. That principle was important to our Founders, and it is rightfully at the very core of our government. In fact, as I travel the Sixth Congressional District, folks continually tell me about the importance of following the rule of law as the best way to govern our country. Too often they have seen laws ignored with little or no consequences for those who break them, and want this to change.

     

  • 10 things you can do to change this Nation

    By the Rev. Troy Keaton
    EastLake Community Church
    Moneta

        Recently I spoke to a family counselor who told me they are counseling people over the fear and anxiety produced by this election cycle. 

  • Jerry Falwell Jr.’s stunning hypocrisy

        Jerry Falwell Jr.’s continued support for the piggish, morally-challenged Donald Trump has riled even his own students, upset that his embrace of such as obviously awful man compromises the integrity of their school.
        Not long after many Republicans began to abandon Trump in droves, Falwell made remarks to the Lynchburg newspaper, revealing that he was far more concerned about who leaked the damaging tape than what was on it.

  • Hillary raises Kaine
  • Teen charged with arson, firing gun at vehicles

        A Bedford County man who is described as having mental issues has been arrested following a manhunt Thursday after he allegedly fired shots in his home and at several vehicles.

        Thursday’s incidents led to the arrest of 18-year-old Daniel Flint. He was initially charged with arson, malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle and attempted malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle. Later Thursday evening, he was also charged with possession of a firearm after being involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.

  • Shelter worker charged with animal cruelty

        A worker at the Bedford County Animal Shelter has been charged with felony animal cruelty, in connection with injuries to a cat that led it to have to be euthanized.
        Bryan Skinnell, 43, of Bedford County, was arrested Sept. 26 on the charge following the investigation of a complaint that was filed  on Aug. 10. Skinnell’s employment at the shelter was terminated after he was charged.

  • JF hosts Conference 23 tourney

        Jefferson Forest hosted the Conference 23 Golf Tournament on Tuesday September 27, at Ivy Hill Golf Club in Forest.
        The Conference Tournament was won by  EC Glass with a 299. Jefferson Forest was Runner up with 308.  Conner Burgess (ECG) was medalist with a score of 67.
        2016 Conference Tournament results included:
        1. Conner Burgess EC Glass 67
        2. Isaac Simmons Jefferson Forest 70
        3. Jimmie Massie EC Glass 71

  • Amherst hands M-Men 42-6 loss

        Liberty practiced all week on stopping the run against Amherst. The problem was the Lancers proved Friday they could throw the ball too.
        The result, a 42-6 loss.
        “We struggled to adapt to their speed and size,” LHS Coach Chris Watts said. “They’re really fast. (With their size) that’s a pretty good combination for high school football.”

  • A matter of inches

        Jefferson Forest scored on its opening possession, a five-minute drive from its own 40-yard line, and then scored early in the fourth en route to a 14-12 over Heritage at City Stadium in Lynchburg.
        But the outcome of the game hinged on a two-point conversion try by the Pioneers late in the contest. Forest sealed the Seminole District victory with a game-saving tackle by linebacker Caleb Smith.

  • It was a muddy mess

        Both teams had to play in it.
        And the mud ran deep.
        In the end, it was the Terriers who plodded through the field the best en route to a 26-6 victory over rival Staunton River. The loss was River’s first this season.
        “Obviously it was a tough loss for us,” Golden Eagle Coach Chuck Poston stated.
        But the game didn’t start out that way.