Today's News

  • GOP panic over Trump growing

        I’m increasingly subscribing to the theory that –  with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign so horrifying the GOP – it reflects the Biblical injunction of reaping what you sow.
        Yes, Republicans can only blame themselves for what is now being called “Trumpism,” a race-baiting, fear-based appeal that, as I said before, counts on our worst instincts for support.

  • It’s the left-wingers who have no shame

        I’ve been following the aftermath of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Here are my thoughts on it.

  • Stop the nonsense

    t’s time to stop using the Hitler comparisons, whether it is Barack Obama, Donald Trump or some other polarizing political figure.
        Adolf Hitler, the fascist head of the Nazi Party who served as Germany’s chancellor for more than a decade, from 1933-1945, was responsible for the beginning of World War II and as leader of the Third Reich oversaw the genocide of six million Jews through the Holocaust.

  • Resident asks council to lower taxi rates

        A resident wanting to start a taxi service in town asked Bedford Town Council to consider lowering its rates to make her charges competitive.
        Penny Beard has filed paperwork to have a cab service in town, but told council members at Tuesday’s meeting that the current rates are too high. She asked that rates be changed to be more in line with what Roanoke has in place.

  • Liberty Boys Basketball Struggles

    Sports Editor
        The Liberty Minutemen fell 67-40 to undefeated Rustburg last Thursday, Dec. 10.
        “We started two freshmen, a sophomore, and a junior. Only two guys that had varsity experience and Rustburg took advantage of that,” said LHS Coach Derrick Bond. 
        Rustburg  took control early taking the first quarter 23-3. The Red Devils outscored Liberty 14-7 in the second quarter. At halftime Rustburg led Liberty 37-10.

  • JF Girls dominate Heritage before losing to River

    Sports Editor

        The Lady Cavaliers dribbled over the Lady pioneers to a 50-34 victory on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
        Forest took over from the start scoring 16 points in the first quarter. Heritage was only able to score five points. In the second quarter the Lady Pioneers scored eight points and the Lady Cavaliers scored 11. At halftime Forest led 27-13.

  • Seminole District Indoor Track meet

    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest and Liberty competed last week in indoor track against Rustburg and Brookville.
        The Rustburg girls finished with a score of 70, Jefferson Forest scored 41, Brookville 32, Liberty 27. 
        Alexis Mattson of Liberty finished the 1000 meter run in first place with a time of 3:28. Caroline Bond of Liberty finished fifth with a time of 4:38.

  • Falcon Duals

    Sports Editor

        The Jefferson Forest wrestling team traveled to Warrenton, VA for the Falcon Duals this past Saturday.    
        The inexperienced team finished the day with a 2-3 record. The 11 member squad that sports five freshmen, two seniors, two juniors and two largely inexperienced sophomores, faced two teams that were very experienced.

  • A creative solution

        Wally Post, who heads up the volunteer effort for the Bedford Museum’s model train layout, had a problem. He wanted to include a train that would duplicate the Powhatan Arrow, a passenger train operated by the Norfolk and Western Railroad 60 years ago.

  • Titan Toughman Wrestling tournament

    Sports Editor
        Staunton River and Liberty took to the mats at the Titan Toughman tournament in Hidden Valley Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12.