Today's News

  • Class helps student follow life-long dream to become firefighter

    Sometimes little boys say they want to be a fireman when they grow up.

        In the case of Randale Smith, now a senior at Jefferson Forest High School, that’s exactly what he plans to be. In fact, he’s already doing it. Smith, who lives in Evington, already has his firefighter certification and is serving on the volunteer fire department there.
        “It’s what I always wanted to do,” he said.

  • Commentary: My kind of leader

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of guy.

    That’s not entirely accurate, so let me restate.

    Mike Shanahan is my kind of leader.

  • Lady Cavs owning the net

    Well, at least everyone got home early.

    That’s because the Jefferson Forest volleyball squad made quick work of Staunton River.

  • Second half leaves Bruins in ruins

    Two weeks, two comebacks.

    Two comebacks, two wins.

  • A River runs through it

    That was a big-boy win.

    Staunton River showed poise and aggression in taking it to cross-county rival Jefferson Forest, 21-7.

  • Forest man sentenced on sex charge

    In all likelihood, Allen Lee Ford of Forest, a decorated marine combat veteran, will spend most, if not all, of the rest of his life in jail.

        Ford, who turns 63 next month, was sentenced Friday to four years, five months in jail on one conviction of aggravated sexual battery in Bedford County Circuit Court. But he’s facing similar charges in other jurisdictions and once those are finalized, his sentence will be considerably more, according to Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz.

  • Legion’s national convention takes stand against Stalin bust

    The American Legion has joined a number of others, including the European Parliament, in issuing a resolution condemning the presence of a bust of Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin at the National D-Day Memorial.

        This latest action came at the Legion’s annual national convention, held in Milwaukee last week. The American Legion represents 2.5 million veterans.

  • Bedford man arrested for felony murder

        On February 7, 2010, Bedford Police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Quarles Street in the city of Bedford.  On arrival, officers found Matthew Stewart Hamilton, 26, deceased.  Further investigation, along with information from the medical examiner, established that Hamilton had died from an overdose of methadone.  

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  • Church News


    Squire Parsons concert
    A Labor Day Weekend concert with Squire Parsons will be held on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 800 Smith Street, Bedford. The Rev. Ray Lyons, Sr. is pastor. (540) 586-3434.
    Squire Parsons, a native of West Virginia, was raised in a Christian home and was introduced to gospel music by his parents. His father, Squire Parsons, Sr., was a choir director in their home church and taught shaped note gospel music.