Today's News

  • The absolute absurdity of Trump’s campaign

        As this was written, it looked as though Donald Trump might lose the Wisconsin primary to Ted Cruz, thereby giving some hope to the “Never Trump” forces in the Republican Party.
        Regardless of what happened, the stop-Trump effort may well be too little, too late. The party could indeed be on the way to the most idiotic decision it’s made in its recently troubled history.

  • Trump is as much of a fool as Obama

        Donald Trump spent months declaring that he’s going to make America great again, without telling us much about how he intends to accomplish this. I don’t think this has been part of an effort to conceal anything. I’m sure Mr. Trump doesn’t know, himself, what he will do.

  • SML April fishing report

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        OVERVIEW- Fishing should be great this month! Water temperature will be in the 60’s to mid 70’s.  Best times will be cloudy days. Late afternoon is usually when fish are most active and at night later in the month. Fishing the past few weeks has been good! Most of the baitfish has moved towards the upper end of the rivers, coves and the major creeks.

  • Staunton River defeats Liberty

    Sports Editor

        The Staunton River and Liberty boys soccer teams have met on the field twice and both times River walked away victorious. The Golden Eagles defeated Liberty 1-0 in the second match on Friday, April 1.
    Liberty put up a tough fight against the Golden Eagles but Stuart Givens, of SR, scored at 65:00 into the match. “Aaron Plattus [the Liberty goalie] played well. He had six saves,” said LHS coach Eric Seckman.

  • Blossom to Bottles 5K and 3K

    Sports Editor

            The 5th Annual Blossom to Bottle 5K run and 3K walk will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 5 p.m. at the Peaks of Otter Winery.

  • Forest baseball loses first game of the season

    Sports Editor

        During Spring Break the Jefferson Forest baseball team traveled to Va Beach to play two local teams. Forest walked away 1-1 from the trip east.
        The Cavaliers got off to a fast start against the Salem-Va Beach Sun Devils on Thursday, March 31. The Cavaliers defeated the Sun Devils 9-3. “We put together 15 hits against the Sun Devils and played much better offensively and defensively,” said JF coach Ryan Gilleland.

  • Forest girls lacrosse defeat Rockbridge

    Sports Editor

            The Jefferson Forest girls lacrosse team is pushing to be the best in the area and isn’t letting anything stand in the way. The Lady Cavaliers defeated Rockbridge 15-9 on Tuesday, March 29.
        The first half of the game went back and forth until the Lady Cavs pulled together. “Our girls played great. We were tied 6-6 at one point in the first half then we pulled ahead to an 11-7 lead by halftime,” said Ava Rupert.

  • We are here to serve you

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware. Our dedicated staff stands ready to assist you with any federal matter that you may encounter, and we hope you will not hesitate to contact us if we may be of service.


  • Veterans deserve choice

    Our veterans have done their duty to serve us. It is our now our duty to serve them. That’s the purpose of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). While many veterans receive quality care from these VA facilities, we still hear horror stories in some parts of the country of long wait times, poor service, and, in some cases, downright negligence by health care providers. This should never be the case, and Congress is responsible for holding the VA accountable.


  • Looking Back At Living History

     By Steve A Everett