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Today's News

  • Volleyball roundup

     

    Last year, they won but a single match.

    This year, Liberty has already doubled that total.  And there's a whole lot of season left for the Minettes.

    Hosting Staunton River, Liberty grounded the Eagles in four games.  Just as when the two teams met earlier in the season, River took the first game.  It did so to the tune of 25-23.

    After that, however, it was all Liberty.  The Minettes reeled off wins of 25-18, 25-21, 25-18.

  • Say no, UVA!

     

    Virginia is for lovers.

    Or, so stated the old advertising slogan.

    Virginia is also for smart folk.  The Commonwealth has one of the finest portfolios of colleges and universities in the nation, if not the world.  I believe that Virginia is the top dog when it comes to secondary education opportunities.

    In my job I have the opportunity to chat with some of our local high school athletes.  Invariably, the topic that comes up when talking with seniors is their future plans.

  • No place of peace

     

    After four years of pain resulting from four years of war, Appomattox served as a place for our nation's healing to start.

    After four quarters of uneven football, Jefferson Forest found the place  to be anything but cathartic.

    The Cavs, flawless in their first two games of the season, had a fourth quarter worth forgetting, allowing the Raiders to pull out a 45-28 win.

  • River gets soup-er victory

     

    William Campbell paid a visit to Staunton River last Friday evening.  When all was said and done, the Eagles put the Campbell Kids back in the can, sending them back to Naruna with a 28-0 loss on their label.

    While Campbell's is supposedly "Mmm Mmm Good," Staunton River was even better.  The Eagles ladled out four servings of touchdown chowder, while their defense served up some hearty goose-egg drop soup.

  • Hogg-tied and Reynolds-wrapped

     

    Brookville pain.

    That's all Liberty's current group of seniors has known.  Since the Class of '14 matriculated at Liberty High School, the Minutemen have played the Bees four times.  Brookville won all four (including a playoff game) by a total score of 156-39.

    It appears we'll have to wait a bit for that albatross is to lifted from the collective Liberty neck.  The Minutemen squandered a golden opportunity Friday night, losing to the Bees, 31-30, in a manner so painful, words fail to do it justice.

  • Bulletin update: Thief takes knives from Terry's Country Store

    At 10:43 a.m. today (Friday) Bob Terry, owner of Terry’s Country Store, called the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and advised that a white male entered his store and asked to see the pocket knives. When Terry removed them from the case the suspect left the store. He then returned and grabbed several knives and left. Terry stated the suspect got into a dark colored 90s model Jeep Cherokee being operated by a white female. The suspect is described as a white male, 6 foot tall, 220 pounds and wearing a blue shirt.

  • The resiliency of America: Reflecting on 9/11 and the Benghazi attack

    Twelve years ago, many of us anxiously crowded around televisions, witnessing the aftermath of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in our nation’s history. This week, as we mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, Americans will remember the thousands of innocent lives lost that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a field in western Pennsylvania.

  • A people tired of war

    As the president continues to try and get congressional and public support for air strikes against Syria’s government, it’s heartening to observe a new feeling in the American people that goes beyond flag-waving and traditional militarism.
    This country is tired of war. Most people have indeed learned the lessons of the fiasco in Iraq. Even farther back than that, many of the rest of us had already learned it from the shameful waste and many tragedies of Vietnam.

  • It’s a fine mess he’s gotten us into

        I’ve heard the saying, “Don’t let your mouth write a check that your tail can’t cash.” Perhaps President Barack Obama should have heeded that advice before he got his mouth in gear and drew his chemical weapons red line last year. He was warning Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad against using chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war.
        The problem is that Assad seems to have decided that this was just more of Barack Obaloney’s empty rhetoric and decided to call his bluff.

  • Time to move on project

    The Bedford County Board of Supervisors and the County School Board need to move ahead with securing the money, the site and the plans of the new middle school in the Liberty Zone.