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Today's News

  • JF claims Seminole golf title

        Jefferson Forest High School coach Ray Davidson has high expectations for senior golfer George McDaniel.
        “He is a fantastic golfer,” Davidson said. “We expect him to go low every time.”
        Monday wasn’t any different as McDaniel led the Cavaliers to the Seminole District tournament title.

  • Liberty cruises to 27-6 win over Martinsville

        Though the first play wasn’t exactly how Liberty head coach Chris Watts had drawn it up, the rest of the game more than made up for it as his Minutemen posted a 27-6 victory at Martinsville Friday.
        “That was not exactly the way we planned it,” Watts said of the Bulldogs’ first play from scrimmage, a 65-yard scoring run by Derrick Zigler.
        The worst part, it came on a busted play with Martinsville’s two backs running into each other.

  • River rolls to 58-12 victory over Cougars

        Staunton River scored the old fashioned way – with five rushing touchdowns and one through the air. And the Golden Eagles scored on defense – a 40-yard interception return and a safety. And River scored on special teams, recovering a blocked punt for another touchdown.
        Friday night’s 58-12 drubbing of Patrick County by SR was a total team effort and an important win for the Golden Eagles, now 2-2, as they head into this week’s Homecoming showdown with James River.

  • Rooting out corruption in our judicial system

    It is a rare occasion when the U.S. Congress impeaches a federal judge and removes the accused from the bench.  Indeed, only 15 federal judges have been impeached by the House of Representatives in our nation’s history.  However, when evidence emerges that an individual is abusing his judicial office for his own advantage, the integrity of the judicial system becomes compromised, and the Congress has the duty to investigate the matter and take the appropriate actions to end the abuse and restore confidence in the judicial system.

  • The strange GOP, tea party dance

        With primary elections over, Republicans are now burdened with candidates in several states that are considered so loopy that it may cost them any chance they may have had to take control of the U.S. Senate.

        It’s fascinating to watch the weird dance between Republican regulars and the pretentious, right-wing “tea party” extremists who act as though they just discovered the Constitution and that no one else knows about it.

  • Russia could be an ally

        Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Russia’s Defense Minister Anatoliy Serdyuko signed a memorandum of understanding on military cooperation last week. Gates hosted Serdyuko at the Pentagon.

        “I don’t see Russia as a threat,” Gates was quoted as saying after the meetings.

  • Students learn what businesses do

    A joint venture among county government, the county’s public schools and local business seems to be paying off. Called Bedford One, the program works to show high school students what area businesses do.

        “It was wonderful that this happened on my watch,” commented Sue Montgomery at a business appreciation breakfast Tuesday morning.
        Montgomery retired as Bedford County’s director of economic development last year, but still does consulting work. She’s also still involved with Bedford One.

  • Hurt vows to listen if elected

    Robert Hurt, the man Republicans hope will replace Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello next year, spent much of Thursday campaigning in Bedford County. The day ended with a barbeque reception at Delegate Lacey Putney’s house, attended by about 350 people.

        Hurt believes that Perriello has turned a deaf ear to the concerns of the people in the 5th  District he represents in Washington. He cited Perriello’s vote in favor of President Obama’s healthcare bill as an example.

  • Child porn cases involve libraries

    Last week, a Bedford man caught viewing child pornography at the  Bedford Central Public Library in February, was sentenced to spend 16 months in prison as a result of his conviction.

        According to Sergeant Terry Wright of Operation Blue Ridge Thunder, there is a reason why some people use library computers for such illegal activity. It actually makes them harder to catch than if

  • A-maze-ing

        P. W. Morgan is offering folks the opportunity to have some fun down on the farm.

        Morgan’s farm has a large pumpkin patch and a corn maze with 2,370 feet worth of trail winding through it.
        “I drew the design and I did it myself,” Morgan said of the maize maze.