Today's News

  • Board won't reconsider closing Body Camp Elementary

        An attempt to get the Bedford County School Board to revisit plans to close Body Camp Elementary School—and possibly Thaxton Elementary—failed due to lack of support during Thursday night’s meeting.

  • Redistricting plan unveiled

    Bedford County Public Schools has released a proposed redistricting plan for students in the Staunton River attendance zone affected by the closing of Body Camp Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Football: River gets a trip to William Fleming


    Staunton River carries a certain distinction:  It is the only team in the state to play three teams named for cats who carry the first name of William.  First, the Eagles took on William Campbell.  And hot on the heels of their game with William Byrd, they get William Fleming.

    What, was will.i.am not available?

    This week's batch of Billies, however, should prove to be the toughest of them all.  The Eagles head to Roanoke to take on big, bad William Fleming.

  • Football: Lancers up next for Cavs


    Talk about role reversals!

    For most of this century, Jefferson Forest has suffered at the hands of the mighty Amherst football machine.

    This year, however, the Cavs appear to be the ones to be dreaded.

  • Shen-sational!


    For a team that was decimated by graduation losses, the Jefferson Forest golfing Cavaliers sure look like a bunch of winners.

    The Cavs added to their trove of treasure as they brought home the 4A-North region's first-place trophy on Monday.

    Already the top team in the Seminole District and in Conference 24, the regional champs now take aim at the big prize:  a State 4A-level championship.

  • Sports commentary: Black Saturday


    Weekends have changed forever.

    With the CW's announced cancellation of its slate of Saturday morning cartoons, a golden era has finally closed.

    When I was a young lad, Saturday morning consisted of an endless parade of cartoons.  What a joy it was to watch the likes of the Looney Tunes, Jonny Quest and Scooby Doo.

  • Byrd beats the Birds


    Going into Friday night's contest we were certain of only a single thing:  That one of the teams would experience the joy of victory for the first time this season.

    Alas, that team would not be the Staunton River Golden Eagles.

    Instead, it was the team's archrival, William Byrd, which savored the sweetness that comes only from winning.

  • Liberty smacks Glass


    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

    God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.

    -Henry V


    When good King Henry made that intonation, he could have just as well have been speaking of the Liberty Minutemen football team as of his army before the Battle of Agincourt.

    The outmanned English went on to throttle the French in one of the greatest underdog stories of all time.

  • JF rocks Heritage



    Holy cow!

    My goodness!

    That mix of exasperation and awe is what is being experienced by fans of the foes of Jefferson Forest football.

    The latest to experience such emotions:  the Heritage Pioneers.

    That's the same Heritage Pioneers who have been to the State semifinals (last year) and finals (the year before).  Yup, the Pioneers who last lost a regular-season game nearly two years ago (and that was to eventual State champion Brookville).

  • Man enters FES, apparently steals teacher's credit card

    Bedford County Public Schools officials are working to increase security at Forest Elementary School following reports of an intruder who entered the school Sept. 19.

    According to school officials, an African-American man, bald and apparently in his 20s, went to the school and requested to have lunch with a first grade student.