Today's News

  • Cavs knot Glass duffers

      For a youngish bunch, the Jefferson Forest golf crew is showing remarkable maturity.

  • Sports commentary: Wild care wiles

      They did a good job.

  • LHS teacher's aide charged with taking indecent liberties with a child

    On September 13 Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators were contacted by the Bedford County Department of Social Services and were advised that a student, age 15, at Liberty High School had made allegations of sexual misconduct.

  • JF band director named Region V Teacher of the Year

    By Tom Wilmoth




    Jefferson Forest High School band director David Webb is usually not at a loss for words. But Thursday morning was a little different.

    Surprised by a visit from Bedford County Public Schools officials and School Board members, Webb didn't know what to say after learning he had been named as the Region V Teacher of the Year.

  • BCSO makes meth arrests

    On Friday, Sept. 7, Bedford County Sheriff’s Investigators along with State Police Special Agents received information from a concerned citizen about a possible methamphetamines operation in the Thaxton area of Bedford Country.

    Based on complaints, investigators responded to Breezy Ridge Road and made contact with the residents. Based on preliminary investigation, a search warrant was obtained and served at that location in the early morning hours of Sept. 8.

  • Remembering September 11th

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As we join with our fellow Virginians and Americans this week, we solemnly remember the tragic events that took place now eleven years ago on September 11th, 2001 and those innocent Americans and heroes whose lives were needlessly lost.


  • Washington must stop spending money we don’t have

    Last week marked a regrettable milestone for our nation. For the first time in American history the national debt surpassed $16 trillion. That is equal to nearly $51,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States.  Not only is this staggering figure another jarring reminder of the cost of the Obama Administration’s failed policies, it also has serious implications for the future of our country.

  • Tips for safe cooking

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue
        Did you know that fires originating in the kitchen are the leading cause of accidental fires in homes? 
        Often fires that occur in the kitchen are caused when cooking with oil and grease and the product becomes to hot igniting items on the burner or in the oven.  Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue would like you to know a few safety tips to keep your family safe when cooking.

  • Obama’s most potent weapon: Bill Clinton

    Some people thought President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention fell a little flat, a fine statement for his re-election but lacking the usual sizzle.
        Actually, there was only one thing wrong with Obama’s speech: He had to follow the brilliant remarks of the greatest political talent of our time: William Jefferson Clinton.

  • The security threats we face

        Our next president is going to face some serious international problems over the next four years. We will ignore these at our peril.
        Russia will not be one of these, in spite of Russian President (or is it Tsar?) Vladimir Putin’s apparent determination to be a huge pain in the butt. The reason for this is that Russia simply does not have the economic resources to allow Tsar Vladimir I to be the global player he wants to be. At least, Russia is no match for the United States’ capacity for global influence.