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Today's News

  • Liberty students elect a delegate

        For a while on Election night, it looked as though Lynchburg Delegate Shannon Valentine, a Democrat, had survived the slings and arrows of a very negative campaign aimed at her by Republican Scott Garrett.

        With only one precinct still not reporting, Valentine had 53 percent of the ballots cast, roughly a 1,400 vote lead. But it was not to be, because the one precinct that was out was Heritage Elementary School, where Liberty University students had been shipped out in buses to vote.

  • Gates' great gaits give Eagles their fifth straight

    The Staunton River football machine kept on rolling.  The resurgent Eagles knocked off fellow Blue Ridger Alleghany, 31-20, in front of a packed house at the Eagles’ nest.

  • Liberty moves to 8-1 with pounding of Rustburg

    Liberty visited Rustburg last Friday evening.  It was the first game of the season where the Minutemen were expected to dominate.

  • Forest rallies to top Heritage

    They live to fight another day.

  • It's no gamble for Cav runners with this pair of Deis

    Brother and sister dominated the county meet last Wednesday, held at Jefferson Forest’s own Wolf Branch Farms. JF’s Robert and Mary Deis both stole the show, placing first in each of their divisions.

  • Future shock - technology and baseball

      Last week, the wife and I were on a plane that flew over New York City at night.

  • Putney reelected; Republicans sweep top three state offices

        Tuesday, Nov. 3 proved to be a good day for Republicans as their candidates made a sweep of the top state offices by solid margins. Bob McDonnell became Virginia's 71st governor, defeating Democrat Creigh Deeds by 1,100,470 votes to 774,676. 59 percent of those voting in the gubernatorial race preferred McDonnell.

         Bill Bolling was reelected for another term as lieutenant governor with 1,086,145 votes, defeating Democrat Jody Wagoner, who got 836,203. Voters preferred Bolling by a margin of 56.46 percent to 43.46 percent.

  • Bedford resident drops out of race for Republican nod

    Brad Rees, an Appomattox County native and Bedford resident, announced last week that he is no longer seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Congressman Tom Perriello in next year’s election. Rees was one of several people seeking the Republicans’ nod to try to unseat Perriello.

  • Bedford has a new postmaster

    The new job for Bedford’s new postmaster represents both something new and a lot that’s familiar.

        Cindy Sours took charge on Sept. 3, replacing May Massie who retired this year. She comes from the Rocky Mount post office where she served as the supervisor. According to Sours, the supervisor is the second in command at the post office, working directly under the postmaster. So, becoming Bedford’s postmaster was a step up for her.

  • All-Americans

    For the second year in a row, Jefferson Forest High School’s (JFHS) marching band will be represented in the U. S. Army All-American Marching Band. The Band performs at the U. S. Army All-American Bowl during half-time on Jan. 9.