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Today's News

  • Tractor rolls over injuring farmer

    The owner of Scott's Strawberry Farm was injured Thursday afternoon when a tractor he was using rolled over on him at his farm off Joppa Mill Road in Moneta.

    Sixty-three-year-old J.D. Scott was airlifted by MedFlight III to Lynchburg General Hospital from the scene in serious condition. As many as 50 emergency personnel from multiple agencies joined in the rescue effort, that took about an hour and a half to free him out from under the tractor.

  • Blevins announces retirement as school superintendent

    After 10 years with the Bedford County School System, School Superintendent Dr. James Blevins has announced plans to step down at the end of the school year.

    "The Bedford County School Board would like to thank Dr. Blevins for his over 10 yeras of service to the students of Bedford County and we wish him well in his retirement after 38 years in education," School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler said."

  • Breaking: Tractor rolls over on man

    A man in his 60s was injured Thursday afternoon when a tractor he was using rolled over on him at Scott's Strawberry Farm in Moneta. The man was airlifted by MedFlight 3 to Lynchburg General Hospital. As many as 50 emergency personnel from multiple agencies joined in the rescue effort, that took about an hour and a half to free the man out from under the tractor. The man was conscious while he was being extricated. He had been pinned by the tractor's steering wheel. Some other workers on the farm heard him yelling for help.

  • Tractor rolls over on man

    A man in his 60s was injured Thursday afternoon when a tractor he was using rolled over on him at Scott's Strawberry Farm in Moneta. The man was airlifted by MedFlight 3 to Lynchburg General Hospital. As many as 50 emergency personnel from multiple agencies joined in the rescue effort, that took about an hour and a half to free the man out from under the tractor. The man was conscious while he was being extricated. He had been pinned by the tractor's steering wheel. Some other workers on the farm heard him yelling for help.

  • Sarah who? McCain's bizarre choice

    In the first important decision he’s had to make since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for president - a choice with profound implications for our country - John McCain blew it.

    Sen. McCain has spent more than a year telling us that the world is populated with millions of terrorists who want nothing more than to slit American throats. Because of this, he has said, the United States has to have a Commander-in-Chief who is “tough,” “seasoned,” a person who is ready to “stand up” to the terrorists, etc., etc.

  • Liberty D-vine in Magna Vista win

    A voter registration booth was open for business outside the gate of the Magna Vista-Liberty football game last Friday.

    Meanwhile, a pair of urchins had drawn up a game poster touting “Boo for president,” despite the fact that Carlton “Boo” Payne is many years shy of eligibility for that office.

    Into this celebration of democracy stepped the Liberty defense, which keyed a landslide victory, 34-7, over the visiting Warriors.

  • Minutemen travel to dangerous Blacksburg

    The Minutemen travel to inhospitable Blacksburg this Friday evening in what should be their toughest challenge of the young season.

    Last year, the Bruins dominated homestanding Liberty, 35-6. In that contest, the thinness of the Liberty lineup was revealed when middle linebacker Jon Langhorne’s shoulder injury seriously weakened the Minutemen defense.

    Additionally, Liberty failed to capitalize on the opportunities it was presented.

  • Forest, Glass prepare to get Black and Blue

    During the last two seasons, E.C. Glass has managed to cause more damage to JF’s playoff aspirations than any other team.

    Two years ago, the Hilltopper defense did just enough to frustrate the Cavs, in winning 14-8.

    Last year, Glass cooled down Forest’s hot start to the season, handing the mistake-prone Cavs a 23-17 loss at Sabre Stadium. It was a portent of things to come, as the season unraveled to a large degree and Forest limped home with a 4-6 overall record.

  • Eagles take to road; head to Patrick County

    Staunton River will take the long trip to Patrick County this Friday evening, seeking its first victory of the season.

    The Cougars, of course, want to avoid playing the role of generous benefactor to the Eagles. More importantly, Patrick County wants to improve its playoff chances at the expense of Staunton River.

    As Patrick County is a Division 3 school, a win over the Eagles would give a bonus boost to the Cougars in the playoff math. That proved to be the case last year, as Patrick County snuck into the playoff hunt with a 5-5 record.

  • Eagles top Minettes, JF wins in Seminole volley openers

    The Seminole District volleyball season kicked into gear last Thursday and one thing is clear: The three county teams appear to be much improved over last year.

    How that improvement translates into end-of-season standings remains to be seen, of course.

    Liberty visited Staunton River and the Minettes fell to the Golden Eagles 25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 25-22.

    Jefferson Forest invaded Heritage, coming away with the sweep, 25-18, 25-12, 25-10.