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Today's News

  • County Clash Craziness

    Bedford County’s volleyball teams clashed early in the season, with Jefferson Forest and Liberty coming out victorious.

    The first County Clash was between the Cavs and the Eagles on Aug. 24 at Jefferson Forest.

    Prior to the match, the Cavs had rolled out to a promising 2-0 start, while the Eagles, headed by a first-year head coach, had dropped its season-openner to Heritage.

    The Cavs looked to continue to capitalize with their healthy squad against the youthful Eagles (SR’s team does not have a senior player).

  • 13 Bedford County football players recognized at Titan Trophy Ceremony

    Bedford County’s football programs were well-represented at the 2017 Titan Trophy Ceremony held at Phase 2 in Lynchburg.

    Jefferson Forest, Staunton River and Liberty each had multiple Titan Trophy Team nominees.

    The Cavs led with seven Titan Trophy team members (Will Strain, Jon Tobin, O.P. Peterson, Nick Rainey, Chris Peters, Chris Carroll and Brad O’Donnel). The Eagles had four members (T.J. Testor, Grayson Overstreet, Kalip Jones and Joe Haner) and Liberty supplied two (Brock Lucas and Malachi Johnson).

  • Liberty claims win in home-opener

    Liberty’s football  team manhandled Franklin County to come away with the 33-17 win for its season-opener on Aug. 25.

    The Minutemen squashed any doubts or uncertainty that the small, youthful squad stocked of juniors and freshmen would struggle to compete.

  • Staunton River bests Jefferson Forest in County Clash

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest met in a highly anticipated home opener on the Eagles’ turf on Aug. 25.

    It was expected to be a neck-in-neck, fight to the death type game, and it certainly lived up to the hype, but the Eagles’ more experienced team capitalized on an injured Cavalier squad who was forced to put in several second and third string players.

  • The end of ‘heritage’ propaganda

        After Charlottesville, we’re seeing a dramatic change in the attitudes of many Americans: The increasing consensus is that, yes, it’s time to remove Confederate statues and monuments off public property and stop the pretense that Confederate leaders should be revered.
        Right now, after the death of Heather Haier – hopefully the last victim of a war that ended in 1865 – Confederate statues are coming down in a frenzy across the South.

  • Thoughts on Charlottesville

        I’ve been thinking about the events that took place in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. It’s a rather complex, and ugly thing and I’ve come to several conclusions.
        Let me start out by saying that I’m totally opposed to the removal of any Confederate memorials. I am totally opposed to covering them with anything. They should be left right where they have been for 90 years or more. None of these monuments were divisive until some people, for political reasons, started to call for their removal.

  • The Gentleman from Bedford

        Lacey Putney was a statesman, a citizen legislator—the longest serving in Virginia—and a veteran.
        Putney was a Big Island native, a mentor and a good ole country boy.
        He was always ready to tell a story, was a man of action and vigorously represented this area.
        This past Saturday, Putney moved on to his reward, passing away at the age of 89.

  • Did you use the correct lenses?

    By Pastor Troy Keaton
    EastLake Community Church
    Moneta

        Do you see the eclipse this past Monday?  I accidentally did.  I was doing some work on our house and had to make a run to CAPPS Home Building Supply just about the time it was at maximum coverage.  Several of the employees were in the parking sharing glasses to view this “once in a lifetime” cosmic phenomena. They were kind enough to give me a look using the right lenses. 

  • Trump is clearly encouraging racism

         Racism and hate have to be taught. No one is born that way. That was the essence of a tweet that could truly be said to have been read around the world.
        It was from our last president, Barack Obama, sorely missed now by all the millions of Americans so horrified and embarrassed by the bad joke that replaced him.

  • Don’t hyperventilate

        Some western leaders have been hyperventilating about Russia’s Zapad 2017 military exercises. These exercises have been going on for some time and some folks have worried about them. The exercises mean “West” and Russia has carried these out as a rehearsal for a defensive operation against an attack from the west.