Today's News

  • JF grapplers seize championship

      If it keeps this up, Jefferson Forest's wrestling team is going to find itself on the persona non grata list (or whatever the Latin phrase for "team not welcomed" is).

  • Glass sharp against M-Men

      There are some key attributes that a basketball team needs to have in order to be good.

  • Liberty's lasses befuddle Glass's

      A streak of brilliance has appeared.

  • Ron Paul and the Libertarian fringe

    As you read this, I’m betting that Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses, or at least finished very strong for a guy who barely campaigned there until the last week.
        Many Republicans seem to be coming to their senses and ready to pick the guy who can offer them the best chance of victory, and that’s always been Romney.

  • My predictions for 2012

        Sometimes, when I’m in a long check-out line at the grocery store, I’ll glance at those tabloids that you see there. I wouldn’t actually pay money for one of those things, and I probably wouldn’t even pay attention to them if it wasn’t for the fact that I get really bored. You know which ones I mean. Some have celebrity gossip. Then, there are those that have headlines like “Two-headed Man Gives Birth to Iguana.”

  • Commission on Local Government to look at Bedford reversion agreement

        Bedford’s reversion to town status still has a long road to travel.
        Ever since the Bedford County Board of Supervisors and Bedford City Council voted, in September, to approve a reversion agreement between the city and county, city and county staff have been assembling a packet of information to send to the Virginia Commission on Local Government.  According to Bedford City Manager Charles Kolakowski this commission looks at all agreements between local governments in the Commonwealth.

  • County has $3 million left from past fiscal year

        A lot of people have leftovers after holiday meals. An audit, completed last month, revealed that Bedford County has leftovers of a different sort — $3 million that was appropriated but not spent during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. The savings was a achieved by not filling vacant positions unless absolutely necessary and not replacing equipment that wasn’t vital.
        What will the supervisors do with this money?

  • Lynch's law

        Jennifer Thomson, genealogical librarian at Bedford Museum, is often asked a strange question by visitors. Folks from out of state will notice the neighboring city of Lynchburg and ask if it has anything to do with lynching. This started her thinking, and researching. She found that there is indeed a connection, but it’s not what you would expect.

  • Local resident kicked off tradition of Cokes at Grand 58 years ago

        Little did she know that she’d be making history.

  • Bravery in combat honored

        Air Force Staff Sergeant Daniel “Shep” Garrett was recently awarded the Bronze Star, America’s fourth highest award for bravery or meritorious service in a combat zone. Garret is a 1998 graduate of Staunton River High School.        “We’re very proud of Shep,” said Judy Garrett, his mother. “But, we are very worried about him.