Today's News

  • Glaziers head to M-Men Stadium


    Do you believe in déjà vu?

    It doesn't take a fan of such phenomena to get that feeling about Liberty football.

    To wit:  Last year, the Minutemen sported a 4-1 record at this point last year.

    After convincing wins over Staunton River and Rockbridge, the M-Men lost a gut-wrencher to Brookville.

    Just like this year.

    Then the team earned a tight win over Rustburg.

    Just like this year.

    Well, Liberty fans, lets hope this reliving of last year ends this week.

  • River seeks to rebound


    They sure don't look like an 0-5 team.

    They play with heart, skill and determination.  They've shown an unwillingness to quit, no matter the opponent and no matter the circumstances.

    In short, the Staunton River Golden Eagles play as though they are the consummate winners.

    But, alas, the record stands at 0-5.

    You can blame the schedule.  You can blame fate and its issuance of confounding bad breaks for the team.

  • Patchwork works for LH


    Sometimes you have to just make do.  

    And sometimes, that works out just fine.  

    Take last Friday night as an example.

    Instead of a guy with three and a half years of experience under center, Liberty found itself with a young man who had three and a half quarters  of experience at quarterback.

    Instead of a pair of veteran tight ends, the team lined up with next to zero experience at the position.

        They had to head to Rustburg to play the Red Devils at Eternal Perdition Field.

  • Making them Bee-lieve


    This was how autumnal Friday nights are supposed to be.

    The air was crisp, the stadium was electric and the football...well, the football was perfectomundo, at least from a Jefferson Forest perspective.

    How perfect was it?  Well, the Cavs pounded Brookville, 34-14.  

    The win was good for them from a number of perspectives.

    a)  They beat Brookville.  There are some in Forest who would take a 1-9 season if that one win came against the Bees.  Guess what?  This isn't a 1-9 season.

  • 2nd person of interest named in case of sisters' abduction

    Investigators have named a second person of interest in the abduction and slaying case of two sisters in 1975 in Montgomery County, Maryland, and a special grand jury is scheduled to convene Friday in Bedford County Circuit Court to help with the investigation.

    For the past several weeks the four-decade long investigation into the missing girls has been focused in the Taylor Mountain area of Bedford County. A search for the bodies of the two girls has been ongoing over the rough terrain of the mountain.

  • Bedford Moose ask town for money to help with fireworks

        Andy Dooley, chairman of the Bedford Moose Lodge’s fireworks committee, came to Bedford Town Council last week looking for money to put on next year’s display.
        According to Dooley, the Lodge plans to launch them from the National D-Day Memorial and this will raise the cost of the display. Dooley said the fireworks will have to go higher to be visible, and this means bigger shells which, in turn, means that it will cost more.

  • Bedford professors teach criminology at LC

        Criminology is rapidly becoming one of the most popular majors at Lynchburg College, and two of the four professors teaching it live in the Thaxton area.

  • Protecting Americans’ privacy on Healthcare.gov

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    Hearing from those living and working in Virginia’s Fifth District continues to be my greatest resource as I serve them. Their input has brought to light problems created by some of the big government programs coming out of Washington.


  • 113th Congress

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


  • Let’s audit the Fed

    A key part of good government is accountability to the taxpayers. We have seen in the recent IRS targeting scandal just what can happen when government officials and agencies are not held accountable. The Federal Reserve, or Fed, should not be excluded from this accountability. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States and has a unique role in our financial system. The monetary policy decisions of the Federal Reserve affect every American.