Today's News

  • Council votes for electric fund cash reserve

        Town Council voted 6-0, with Councilman Beckham Stanley absent, to establish a written policy calling for a $5.2 million cash reserve for the electric department.

        Town Manager Charles Kolakowski introduced the measure for discussion during the 5:30 p.m. work session that precedes the last regular meeting of each month. Kolakowski said this fund balances out the ups and downs of an electric utility and is sound fiscal policy.

  • LU class helps keep plane in good shape

        Rucker Tibbs oversaw maintenance on the L-3 “Grasshopper” on display at the National D-Day Memorial.

        The L-3 is a two-seat observation plane, with a fabric skin and this type of plane was widely used on D-Day and throughout the World War II.
        Tibbs died last fall and now students from the Liberty University’s (LU) Aircraft Maintenance Technician School have picked up the work. One of the subjects taught in this school is washing and corrosion control.

  • A nose for electronics

        Sheriff Mike Brown introduced a new deputy, last week, who will be working for the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.

        He won’t be going on the Internet looking for pedophiles as he really has no computer skills. He does, however, have a nose for electronic storage devices.

  • SML Fishing Report

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

     OVERVIEW- Fishing should be good this month! Water temperature will be in the 70’s to low 80’s.  Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and at night this month. Fishing the past few weeks has been good! The baitfish will continue to move to the shoreline late at night as they are trying to finish spawning. Most species of fish have spawned. Night time is the best time to try your luck!

  • Staunton River track places second in 3A West

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Staunton River and Liberty had track and field athletes participating in the 3A West regional Championship on Saturday, May 28.
        River’s Ashley Miller, Emma Moran, Markus Ballengee, and Jordan Patti all received top honors in one or more events at the meet.
        Ashley Miller finished first in the girls 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.19.

  • Forest girls lacrosse wins Conference

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

            The Jefferson Forest girls defeated E.C. Glass to win the National Conference Championship on Tuesday, May 24.
        “Our defense came up with some key stops (Gillian Smith - one caused turnover, Lizzie Hunter- one interception) to stop a powerful Glass attack. Goalie Bayleigh Armes had 10 saves in the goal,” said Coach Ava Rupert.

  • Bedford Co. Baseball and Softball

    Forest baseball places  second in Conference

  • Liberty and JF girls soccer teams win Conference

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty girls soccer team fell 5-0 to Cave Spring in the quarterfinals of the 3A West Regional tournament.
        Jillian Blackburn and Morgann Dills teamed up in goal for a total of nine saves.
    The Lady Minutemen ended their season with a 10-9 record.

  • 450 show for Armed Forces Day 5K

        The rain subsided just in time for the start of the Armed Forces Day 5K which took place on Saturday, May 21 at the National D-Day Memorial. 
        More than 450 people came out to show their support of the Armed Forces and honor our military heroes, past and present. 

  • SR claims track titles

        Staunton River took both the boys and girls Conference 31outdoor track and field championships held May 20-21.
        For the girls, Staunton River outdistanced Rockbridge County 151-97, with Lord Botetourt finishing third with 88 points. Magna Vista (79), Alleghany (48) and Northside (44) rounded out the team rankings.