Today's News

  • Fully accredited

        Boonsboro Elementary School held an all day event Nov. 30 to celebrate being fully accredited.

        “This is the first year we are back to fully accredited,” said Beth Williams, the school’s principal.
        The school once was fully accredited, but slipped from that status. It was a long road back.
        “It was a very hard climb to turn it around,” she said.
        Williams felt the achievement was worth celebrating.

  • Extra Points: Its the Holiday Week

        This past weekend, if you watched the Dallas Cowboys game, you probably saw Ezekiel Elliott jump into the gigantic red pot on the field after a touchdown.
        Well the celebration resulted in a penalty on the field, excessive celebration, and the extra point was moved back 10 yards.
        Well Monday morning the NFL released a statement that Elliott will not be fined because the celebration benefited a charity that the NFL supports.

  • Bedford County Track and Field meets

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Liberty competed in a quad indoor track meet at Heritage last Thursday against Amherst, Brookville and Appomattox.
        Liberty girls placed first in the 1000 meter run, 1600 meter run, 4x800 relay and shot put.
        Morgan Wood placed seventh in the girls 55 meter dash with a time of 9.05.

  • The gift of warmth

    On Friday afternoon, December 16 at 1:30 p.m., free winter scarves were tied around posts at the Bedford Farmer’s Market for those who need the added warmth this winter. 

  • Local police help spread Christmas cheer

        Local law enforcement spread Christmas cheer Saturday morning. It was their second annual Shop with a Cop.

        “We had 22 police officers and 22 kids,” said Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman.
        The officers included Bedford Police officers, Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police.
        “All of the money was raised by donations from members of the community,” Chief Foreman said.

  • Lady Minutemen fall by two points

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        The Liberty girls basketball team participated in the Beacon Classic Last Saturday. The Lady Minutemen defeated Gretna 52-39.
        Liberty held Gretna to three points in the first period and scored 15. The Lady Hawks scored 13 in the second period and held LHS to 10.
        Liberty led 25-16 at halftime.

  • Jefferson Forest and Liberty compete in Beacon Classic

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest boys basketball team fell to Rockbridge 52-41 at the Beacon Classic last Saturday.
        “My guys are playing hard and making strides everyday,” said Coach Cameron Shepherd.
        Forest started out the first period leading 15-13 but fell flat in the second only getting six points.
        At halftime the Wildcats led 28-21.

  • Be a Master Gardener

    By Sue Becker
    Bedford Extension Master Gardener

        The recent “Growing For Holiday Centerpieces”, put on in conjunction with the Bedford Public Libraries and Bedford Extension Master Gardeners, is just the latest example of educational community outreach by Virginia Cooperative Extension Bedford Master Gardeners.

  • Did Russia ‘elect’ Donald Trump?

        As the disaster of The Great Stupidity of 2016 sinks in, it’s more and more clear how the Electoral College Only victory of Donald Trump is complicated by his bizarre bromance with Vladimir Putin and Russia.
        As this was written, the CIA had announced that it was clear Russia had worked covertly to influence the election in favor of Trump. The Wikileaks revelations about DNC e-mails came from Russia.

  • China has a hissy fit

        Donald Trump seems to have triggered a hissing and spitting contest with China’s government by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s president.