Today's News

  • Unbeaten Cav booters swamp Heritage

    Jefferson Forest continued its march through the Seminole, manhandling Heritage.
    The 6-0 score gave the Cavs an overall record of 6-0 and a 4-0 mark in Seminole District play.
    Marco Kempf led the Cavaliers, scoring a pair of goals and adding an assist.
    Kempf drew first blood when he pounced on a blocked shot of teammate Devin Jones and blistered a shot past Pioneer keeper J.J. Johnson.
    A pass from Kempf found Doug Dickerson all by his lonesome, hanging around the Pioneer net. Dickerson converted for a 2-0 JF lead going into the halftime intermission.

  • Lady Cavs take super matchup

    That was a good one.
    Liberty and Jefferson Forest put on a donnybrook of a softball game on Wednesday night. The Lady Cavs prevailed, 6-2, though they didn’t have an easy time of it.
    Alexis Brown was the gal o’ the game, pitching the full seven innings for JF. The smokin’ sophomore looked to be in mid-season form. She faced only four more batters than the 21-batter minimum.
    Brown rang up 10 strikeouts, while allowing only four hits and a single walk. Both of Liberty’s runs were earned.

  • Cavs nearly let one slip away

    One team showed that it will always give you your money’s worth.
    The other showed that it has a knack for sticking around.
    In a game in which Jefferson Forest topped Liberty 10-7, both teams played to their stereotypes.
    Forest, though unbeaten, has yet to play a boring game.
    Liberty, down 10-1 after three innings, gave the Cavs pause with a five-run rally in the seventh.
    This one had the look of a mercy-rule game.
    After the teams opened the first tied 1-1, the JF offense really came to life.
    Cal Hodgert drew a base on balls. He was followed by a Bryan Miller single.

  • Not a crime

    By Bill Vickery

    “Skateboarding is not a crime.”
    These were the words on a bumper sticker affixed to my younger brother’s skateboard. I laughed at the sticker.
    “How ridiculous!” I said. “Who said skateboarding was a crime?”
    It was funny, until the day my father actually received a call from the police station.
    “Are you Tom Vickery, the father of Bob Vickery?” The policeman stated in a deep voice.
    “Why?” My father replied wearily. There were four of us boys, and my dad replied wearily a lot in those days.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of April 13, 2011)

    Sign-ups and notices

    For information of events and activities at area churches, see the church news section in this week's paper.

    Pre-school application intake registration

  • Church news (week of April 13, 2011)


    Lenten worship services

  • Letters 04/13/11

    Accountable decision

  • Continued focus on job creation

    This past week in Congress we continued to focus on taking the necessary steps to help foster a better environment for job creation for the people of the 5th District by shrinking the size and scope of the federal government, reducing unnecessary regulations, working to lower energy costs, and cutting spending.


  • Accessing energy and creating jobs for Virginians

    &Each week, folks across Virginia and the nation are confronted with the rising cost of energy, from the price at the pump to soaring electric bills. However, Virginians understand that a major component in lessening energy costs is to produce more energy. 


  • Allen’s worst nightmare: Tim Kaine!

        Last week wasn’t good for George Allen. The popular former governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine, who has most recently served as Democratic National Committee chairman, ended weeks of speculation with his formal entrance into the 2012 U.S. Senate race.

        Kaine had previously said he probably wasn’t interested in running for Senate, but that was before the incumbent Democrat, Jim Webb, bowed out. Kaine had been Option Number One for most Virginia Democrats since then.