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Today's News

  • Bedford County man recalls role of Mighty Midgets

    Pete Jensen, a Bedford County man, made a pilgrimage recently to Mare Island in Vallejo, Calif., for a ceremony honoring the last of the Mighty Midgets.

    Mighty Midget was the name given to a class of Navy vessels developed late in World War II. They were the craft that everybody wished they’d had at D-Day. Based on the LCS hull, a type of large landing craft, these vessels could accompany landing craft right to the shore during an amphibious assault.

  • Minutemen: No Western Sizzlin' here

    A team full of question marks provided some answers as Liberty pounded visiting Western Albemarle, 33-0, in the season-opening game for both teams.

    Question One: Can the Minutemen run the ball? Against the likes of the Warriors, they certainly can. Liberty approached the 400 yard mark in rushing yards. Led by sophomore tailback Thomas Clark (6 carries for 112 yards) and senior fullback Lavarta Tanner (16 for 110), the Minutemen showed off a Mr. Outside/Mr. Inside combination.

  • Suddenly high-scoring Cavs to host Rockbridge this Friday

    There's no time for resting on one's laurels.

    Hot on the heels of the Staunton River win, Forest now sets its sights on Rockbridge County, with the Wildcats coming to call at Sabre Stadium this Friday evening.

    Among other things, Rockbridge will be seeking to avenge last season's 7-6 loss to the Cavs. Forest took that win on a defensive touchdown.

    While Rockbridge bounced back nicely, winning its next four games, it lost every game in the last half of the season to finish up 4-6.

  • Minutemen take an early bye

    Liberty was given no great deal this year, getting its bye on the second week of the season.

    While the bye is ALWAYS welcome, it's usually best suited for when the coaching staff has had a decent look at the team. A couple of games’ worth of film in the can provides ample opportunity to understand weaknesses and what needs to be shored up on the squad.

  • Eagles fly off to Cave Spring seeking first win

    Staunton River takes its act on the road for a second straight week. Next up for the Eagles is Cave Spring, one of the less highly-regarded foes they will face this season.

    It's still early in the season to call the Cave Spring game a "must win" game but, the fact is, it would be a tremendous boost to the Eagles to come away from this game with a win under their belts.

  • Cav offense spectacular in win over River

    The Jefferson Forest offense might adapt Mark Twain’s famous saying: Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

    The Cavalier offense, almost an afterthought last season, took front and center stage, piling up six touchdowns in a 44-17 manhandling of County foe Staunton River Friday evening.

    Those six touchdowns match the number of TDs that the Cavs put together over the first four games of last season. “We’ve caught up on our offense to our defense,” said Cav Head Coach Don Rice.

  • An "all of the above" strategy to become energy independent

    The need for comprehensive energy legislation has never been more apparent. We’ve grown dangerously dependent on foreign oil sources and we can’t allow this to threaten our economic security. Just as there was no one cause for our current energy crisis, there is no one silver bullet for getting us out of it.

  • Legislation takes broad approach to energy

    Last week, I returned to Washington to join my Republican colleagues in our on-going effort to impress upon the leadership of the House of Representatives that the American public deserves an up-or-down vote on allowing drilling for oil and natural gas on American soil and on the Outer Continental Shelf, so that we may produce more of our own energy needs and break our dependence on foreign oil.

  • Only Obama can bring a new beginning

    As you receive your Bulletin this week, we’re in the midst of the Democratic National Convention, where, on Thursday, Sen. Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech as the party’s presidential nominee.

    This will be the crowning moment for the man who will carry the banner for all of us who want a clean break from the scandals, lies, wars, and right-wing extremism of the last eight years.

  • Georgia on my mind

    A couple of weeks ago our Governor Tim Kaine claimed that pigs fly. He didn't actually say that he saw a porker take to the air on wings, but what he did say was equally absurd.

    After stomping Georgia's army flat, the Russian army stopped. Kaine proclaimed that Russia was heeding Barack Obama's call for them to do so.