Today's News

  • Bedford FD honors its firefighters

        The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department marked some milestones last month.

  • Dancing for a cause

        “It’s something I’m willing to go up and embarrass myself for,” commented Barrett Leitz, a journeyman electrician.

  • Liberty and Jefferson Forest compete in indoor track Tri-meet

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Liberty and Jefferson Forest competed in a tri-meet against E.C. Glass last Saturday.
    E.C. Glass girls totaled 64.5 points, Liberty had 29 and JF had 11.5.
    Alexis Mattson, of LHS, finished first in the girls 1000 and 1600 meter runs. Liberty girls team A finished first in the 4x400 relay. The JF girls team A finished first in the 4x800 relay. Abbi Davis, of LHS, finished first in the long jump.

  • Extra Points: Hunting

        This past week we saw several things in the news about hunting, some good and some probably won’t affect anyone, but first I want to tell you about what I saw on the way home from work this past Monday.
        I have about a 35-45 minute drive home from work every day, which is generally pretty nice. I have a good amount of time to think about my week and decompress before I get home. Not that I have a super stressful job.

  • JF girls defeat Heritage

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Jefferson Forest girls basketball defeated Heritage 57-40 last Thursday.
        The Lady Cavaliers took a 12-4 lead over the Lady Pioneers in the first period. Heritage came back in the second period outscoring Forest 11-9.
        At halftime Jefferson Forest led 21- 15.
        In the third period JF came out and scored 22 points and only allowed Heritage 12.

  • Liberty boys defeat Brookville

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor

        Brenda­n Slocumb and Raheem Anthony led the team in scoring while Roman Ridley led the team with rebounds as the Liberty boys basketball team defeated Brookville 69-58 in a makeup contest last Saturday.

  • 'You have to sleep at night' — BPD officer

        Looking back on what they did on Jan. 18, Sergeant Levi Poole and Josh Peltier reacted the way many men who have done something very brave do—they were just doing their job.

        Poole said anybody on Bedford’s police force would have done it. Peltier notes that you have to be able to sleep at night.

  • McCarren-Ferguson Healthcare Antitrust Exemption must go

    By Congressman Tom Garrett

  • How we repeal and replace Obamacare

    Unaffordable premiums, deductibles through the roof, losing a doctor you’ve had for years, being dropped from the coverage you need – these are just some of the ways Obamacare isn’t working for Virginians. No amount of patches or delays can resuscitate Obamacare from its failures. The calls, letters, and emails I’ve received about what families, seniors, and businesses have experienced only emphasize this fact. That is exactly why Congress is getting to work on the process to repeal and replace this law.

  • 2017 Session opens

    By Delegate Terry Austin

        The 2017 Session of the Virginia General Assembly was called to order on Wednesday, January 12.  The session will run for 46 days, ending on February 25.
        It promises to be a busy and fast moving session, full of issues important to the citizens of the 19th District.  It is for that reason that I enter the session with unbridled enthusiasm and energy, fully dedicated to resolving important issues in a way that serves the best interests of our citizens.