Today's News

  • Sixth annual Adaptive Golf clinic

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor


    London Downs hosted the sixth annual Adaptive Golf Clinic, an event designed for veterans with adaptive needs on Wednesday May 25. The program focuses on individuals going through challenges from their time serving the country as well as individuals that encounter daily challenges that are non-combat related such as, recovering from a stroke or heart attack, autism, muscular dystrophy etc.

  • Softball: Lady Minutemen get through Rockbridge County

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    It had been a long 17 days since Liberty had played a softball game. The team’s final regular season game was played on May 11 and the Seminole District tournament was cancelled before they could play a single game.

  • Soccer: Liberty routs Brookville in 3C opener

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    One goal would have been enough for the Lady Minutemen soccer team to defeat Brookville. Instead, the Liberty offense put eight balls in the back of Brookville's net and cruised to an 8-0 victory to advance to the semi-finals of the 3C Regional Tournament.

    Freshman Lydia Young struck five minutes in off the pass from Delaney Snead. Shortly after Young again found the back of the net to give Liberty a 2-0 lead.

  • What Memorial Day is about

    By James F. Burns
    Retired professor
    University of Florida

        Sorrow so deep that it can be seen but not said.  “Strong men grasped each other’s hand, none able to express their sympathy to the bereft except by look.”  A tide of sorrow swept over the small village, a silence of sadness breached only by the occasional “outburst of anguish from some broken-hearted mother, wife, or friend.”

  • Israel murders Palestinians

        It was a disgusting spectacle last week in Jerusalem, where Israeli jets were killing Palestinian protesters even as Trump-supporting, “end times” so-called Christian pastors were “celebrating” the move of the U.S. Embassy to that contested city.
        No previous responsible president would ever make that decision, because they knew it would cause violence and death. At last count, more than 60 Palestinians were killed by Israel. It was said that you could hear the jets in the air as the crazy preachers spoke.

  • Trump made a good decision

        President Donald Trump made a wise decision when he decided to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. The deal that Barack Obama foolishly made with Iran did not hold Iran’s nuclear program in check. What it did was put a temporary hold on Iran’s nuclear program.

  • County adopts broadband plan

        After three years of discussions, the Bedford County Broadband Authority voted to accept a plan presented by George Condyles, of Atlantic Technology Consultants, to expand broadband availability in the county.

  • BIA to hold service for Bedford Boys

        The Bedford International Alliance will conduct a short service at the Greenwood and Oakwood Cemeteries on Monday May 28 to honor the fallen Bedford Boys who were laid to rest at home.
        The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. (rain or shine) at which time the members of the BIA will place a flower and flag on each of the graves.

  • Memorial Day observance Monday at 11 a.m.

        “Remembering Their Sacrifice: A Memorial Day Observance” will be held this Monday, May 28 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

        Admission is free from 10 a.m. – noon, with the ceremony at 11 a.m.

  • School Board adopts revised budget

        The Bedford County School Board adopted its budget for the 2018-2019 school year at a special called meeting Thursday evening. During the meeting school board members trimmed the budget to fit within the state and local funding it expects to receive.
        This was not a budget cut. The $104.4 million budget still represents a $2 million increase over last year’s budget. It doesn’t reflect a reduction of funding from the board of supervisors, either. The local transfer is .3 percent higher than last year.