Today's News

  • BCSO charges two more men in connection with murder of Lynchburg teen

        Two additional suspects have been charged in connection with the murder of a teen in Bedford County last March.
        Kevin Soto-Bonilla, age 20, was arrested in New York on September 19, 2017. He will be extradited back to Bedford in the coming days.
        Cristian José Sánchez-Gómez, age 22, was arrested on October 5, 2017 in Albemarle County, Va. He is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail on no bond.

  • County schools partner with Brook Hill Farm

        Bedford County Public Schools’ alternative education program has entered a partnership with Brook Hill Farm in a pilot program this year.

        Brook Hill Farm is a non-profit based in Forest that has a two-fold mission. One mission is that it rescues horses. This is the place where law enforcement from Bedford County and surrounding counties can take abused or neglected horses that have been confiscated from irresponsible owners. Brook Hill nurses them back to health and then puts them to work.

  • LHS fall concert breaks new ground

    By Foster Garrett
    Student Intern

  • Sports Day-ly: D.C.'s Curse

    By: Denton Day

    A few years ago I was not the kind of guy to believe in any sort of sports curse. The idea was silly to me.

    Yes I recognized that the Cubs had not won a World Series in a century and that Cleveland had not won a championship in over 50 years.

    I still did not believe. Funny how your opinion can so easily change once something has a direct impact on you.

  • Cavaliers Swat Bees on Senior Night

    By: Denton Day

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers continue their dominance on the volleyball court and extend their win streak to nine game following a 3-1 victory over the Brookville Bees on Oct. 12.

    The Cavaliers started the night by celebrating the accomplishments of their three seniors Bailey Tibbs, Lisa Romanzak and Emery Mcconnville.

  • Runnin Wild in Forest


    By: Denton Day

    Hundreds of runners, coaches and fans filled the land at Wolf Branch Farm in Forest, VA Oct. 14 for the Jefferson Forest hosted event Running with the Wolves Rocktoberfest Cross Country meet.

    Thirty-six total teams participated in the event 35 of which are from Virginia and one team from West Virginia.

  • Learnin Experience

    By: Denton Day

    The Liberty Minutemen started off well against powerhouse Amherst County on Oct. 13. Holding the Lancers to only seven points in the first quarter things were looking good for the Minutemen.

    That would quickly change. The Lancers scored their first touchdown by way of blocked punt and they fell on it in the Minutemen's end zone to end the quarter.

  • Hilltoppers too much for Cavaliers to overcome

    By: Denton Day

    Big plays hurt the Cavaliers once again in their matchup against rival E.C. Glass Oct. 13.

    "We got big played," Jefferson Forest Head Coach Bob Christmas said.

    The Cavaliers surrendered five big plays to the the Hilltoppers and that was too much to recover from. Jefferson Forest fell 57-36.

    Glass got out to a quick 14-8 lead and would continue to build on that throughout the first half. However, the Cavaliers still had their chances.

  • Staunton River Throttles Northside

    By: Denton Day

    All eyes were on the Staunton River Golden Eagles' prolific running back Grasyon Overstreet as he inched closer and closer to the VHSL career rushing title. Entering the game Overstreet was 200 yards short of the record.

  • Celebrating shared values

        An event dubbed “Bedford Get Together” was held Saturday at Edmund Street Park. The weather was perfect for an outdoor event. It was sunny and warm — not too hot, not too cold, just right. The event featured food, music, activities for children, story tellers and a chance to see what various community organizations and local government departments do.