Today's News

  • Woman indicted for 2nd degree murder

        A Bedford County grand jury has indicted a county woman for second degree murder in connection with the Oct. 1, 2015, shooting of her brother.
        Last Friday, the grand jury returned indictments against Vicky Thomas Clark, 54, for second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. An August 2 trial date has been set.

  • 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.

  • Fireworks set for July

        The town of Bedford, the Bedford Moose Lodge and Bedford County Parks and Recreation are teaming up once again to bring Independence Day fireworks to Bedford, splitting the $12,000 cost three ways. This will mark the second year the fireworks will be launched from the National D-Day Memorial.

  • 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.

  • Splinters and Threads

    By Patricia C Held
    Contributing Writer

  • Local middle schooler has gift for playing the piano

        One of the area’s most talented pianists is only 11.    

        A sixth grader at Bedford Middle School, Dianne Fitzgerald performs at three local churches, including her home church, Big Island Baptist.
        She’s also performed at other venues. One of these was the Pearson Regional Cancer  Center, where she played to sooth patients as they received cancer therapy. Fitzgerald played classical music, hymns and “American classics.” She selected the music herself.

  • Work would cost $2.7M to improve hydroelectric plant’s efficiency

        Bedford’s Snowden hydroelectric plant has been generating electricity on the James River for 106 years. And it’s showing its age.

        Major upgrades needed over the next several years could cost $2.7 million.

  • 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