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Today's News

  • JF volleyball in the air

     

    Will this be a big year for the Jefferson Forest volleyball crew?

    Or, will the Lady Cavs play second fiddle to other teams in both the Seminole District and Conference 24?

    The lasses in black and red seem to have the talent.  That was on display last Thursday as they dispatched William Byrd in workmanlike fashion.

    The Lady Cavs also got a look at some potential Conference 24 competition, hosting Salem and E.C. Glass on Saturday afternoon.

  • JF seeks to go to 3-0

     

    There are plenty of players on Jefferson Forest who recall last year's stunning loss at Appomattox.

    What lessons those young men learned from that defeat will be clear when they get another crack at the Raiders, Friday night at Sabre Stadium.

    It might be easy to overlook the visitors.  In their first game of the season, the Raiders were dominated by Buckingham County, 20-7.  During that game, the Raiders were only able to manage a paltry 115 yards of total offense, with a mere 53 of those coming on the ground.

  • Eagles to fly to William Campbell

     

    When the VHSL released this year's football schedule, Staunton River's seemed to be a mixed bag.  On the one hand, the Eagles started out with a pair of tough games.

    On the other, what looked to be a potential salve sat on the Eagles' calendar in Week 3.  Well, William Campbell could be considered a salve if you're the type who puts Tabasco sauce on a burn.

    Staunton River will attempt to earn its first win of the season after getting a double whammy from Bedford County foes.

  • A Christmas-y homecoming

     

    The theme at Jefferson Forest was "Christmas."

    The student-section "Hype Platoon" was bedecked in Santa Hats.  Giant stockings festooned the stands.  Even the snack shack was decked out in Christmas lights.

    And, in that spirit, there was plenty of giving on the field of play.  By both teams.

    In the end, the Cavs took on the role of the Grinch, handing Staunton River a lump of coal for its efforts, 43-22.

  • Payback time is now

     

    There's something about Brookville.

    Especially if you're a fan of the Liberty Minutemen.

    The men in red, white and blue have had a dickens of a time with the Bees.  In fact, the last time Liberty prevailed over Brookville was in 2009, when many of the current Minutemen were suiting up to play rec league football.

  • The Senate’s inaction prevents strong economic recovery

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As I spoke with constituents throughout the district this month, the most common theme, as I have heard so many times before, is the need for Congress to pass jobs bills that will promote economic growth in our communities.  Many hardworking individuals are still looking for work, and I share the frustrations of the industrious Virginians with whom I spoke.  

     

  • Protecting students’ college choices

    Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education. They have chosen a school, have enrolled, and are preparing to work hard to better themselves. I remember well choosing to attend Bates College and Washington and Lee University for my education, and similarly I remember helping my two children choose the universities that they attended.

  • Learning to stay at home

    In 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell tried to warn President George W. Bush that if he invaded Iraq, he would “own it.”
        Bush and his war-planners were nothing if not confident (cocky would best describe it). They thought sure we’d be in and out in a month.
        Well, The Law of Unintended Consequences hit Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and all the rest pretty hard. Not to mention the casualties suffered by our soldiers and the Iraqi people.

  • A liberal rush to judgement

        Rick Howell’s Liberal Agenda did a great job of giving us another trip through the bat sanctuary that comprises the liberal world view.
        While Mr. Howell applied a fig leaf to due process by noting that it’s up to a grand jury to decide if Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, it’s clear what he believes this grand jury should decide. He implies that justice won’t be done if the grand jury does not indict Wilson on criminal charges.

  • Minutemen to host Rockbridge

     

    There is some debate as to which is the best football district, the Seminole or the Blue Ridge.

    Well, Liberty will try to do its part to make the case for the former.  One week after dispatching Staunton River, the Minutemen face a second Blue Ridge team in the form of the Rockbridge Wildcats.

    This is the rubber match and the third time the two teams will have met in the past three years.