Today's News

  • JF heads back into fray

    By Mike Forster

        Is this just what the doctor ordered?
        Jefferson Forest limped into last week’s bye weekend holding on to an 0-3 record.
        While some are panicked over the early lack of success, it is not without precedent.
        In fact, the Cavs opened the 2005 campaign by dropping three straight.
        They also went 0-3 to start the 2000 campaign.

  • Clash of the titans: Amherst at Liberty

        Oh, yeah.
        Could a better scenario unfold than that which is doing so right here in Bedford?
        The Minutemen play this Friday night in what may well shape up to be Liberty’s Game of the Century.
        Considering this century is only ten years old, that’s not hyperbole.
        And what is the cause of the excitement?
        Why, none other than the imminent arrival of the Amherst Lancers.

  • The Water Bowl: River vs. River

         Talk about your wild and wet adventures.  All this one needs is rain.
        James River heads down from Buchanan to face Staunton River this Friday, at 7 p.m.
        Last year, Staunton River prevailed, as James River became the second victim of an eventual five- game Golden Eagle win streak.
        Will history repeat?
        That will likely depend on Staunton River’s ability to thwart a highly regarded Knight attack.

  • 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.