Today's News

  • New middle school set to open

        To say Liberty Middle School Principal Dr. Shawn Trosper is just looking forward to school opening would be a vast understatement.

  • Right place, right time

        To a certain extent, police officers are never really off duty.

        Even when they are officially off duty, they respond immediately if they see something happening in front of them. That’s what happened, Sunday, when Corporal Sonny Daniels, of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, was enjoying some time off at Smith Mountain Lake at the state park’s beach.
        “I heard a lady scream,” he said.

  • Basketball: Bollinger travels far and wide to get buckets

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Basketball and traveling are two of Jessie Bollinger’s favorite activities. From Monday, June 18-Wednesday, June 27 those two worlds collided.

    Bollinger, a rising senior at Liberty High School, took part in the United World Games Tour in Europe as a member of Team STUDENTathleteWorld U19 team.

  • Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Report August 2018

    By: Dale Wilson
    SML Guide Service
    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

     OVERVIEW- The lake has been busy the past several weekends! Largemouth bass fishing has been good at night this past month! Water temperature will be in the upper 80’s. Best times will be early morning, late afternoon and at night. August can be a good month to fish for stripers.

  • Golf: 2018 Heritage Invitational Scores

    Individual Scores

    3. Jefferson Forest

    1. Garnet Manley III    70

    T2. Noal Lacks    75

    T2. Jonathan Peterson    75

    T4. Robbie Hall Jr.     78

    T4. Caleb DeBass    78

  • High School Schedule: August 8-August 14

    Wednesday August 8


    Staunton River vs. William Byrd,
    12:30 p.m., @ Blue Hills Golf Club

    Jefferson Forest vs. E.C. Glass, Brookville and LCA,
    12 p.m., @ Ivy Hill Golf Club

    Thursday August 9


    Staunton River vs. Wiliam Byrd, 12:30 p.m., @ Botetourt Golf & Swim Club

    Liberty vs. E.C. Glass and LCA, 2 p.m.,
    @ Colonial Hills

  • Three Goode soccer teams finish unbeaten

    By: Amy Snead
    Goode Recreation

    Goode U10 and U12 Soccer Teams went undefeated for their second seasons.

    The U10 Strikers and U10 Kickers soccer team coached by Zac Thomas and Hannah Bowyer played eight regular season games throughout Bedford County, ending the season 8-0.  The leading scorer for the Strickers was Mason Davidson with 21 goals.  The leading scorer for the Kickers team during the season was Jordan Carey with 22 goals.

  • Liberty Hall of Fame Golf Tournament

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Liberty Minutemen will host the 2018 Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 25 at the Bedford Country Club.

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m. the tournament will help raise funding that benefits the Liberty High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Story candidly reveals Trump’s ‘base’

        Those of us who have opposed Donald Trump from the beginning have always wrestled with what often feels like an existential question: How could anyone have walked into a polling place and voted for him to be president?
        From the time he first gained attention by saying that the Mexicans coming here illegally were “rapists and murderers,” most people basically laughed it off. “There’s no way,” it was often said, “that this country would elect him.”

  • Iranian nukes

        Iran’s currency seems to be in free fall.