Today's News

  • ‘Democrats’ running scared

  • Government classes hear from legislators

        This is “Take Your Legislator to School Month” and Jefferson Forest High School government classes got visits from two state legislators last week. Delegate Scott Garrett, who represents the 23rd District in the House of Delegates came to a morning class. Senator Steve Newman, who represents the 23rd Senate District, came in the afternoon.

  • Full Military Honors

    By Army Pfc. (by Colonel’s order) Andrew Guthrie (Ret.)
    AFN Headquarters Newsroom 1960-’61
    Frankfurt am Main Hoechst

  • Cranston buried at Arlington National Cemetery

    By Army Pfc. (by Colonel’s order) Andrew Guthrie (Ret.)
    AFN Headquarters Newsroom 1960-’61
    Frankfurt am Main Hoechst

  • Stocking up at the Christmas Station

        The Bedford Community Christmas Station has a new home—and this time it's permanent.

        Earl Childers, a well-known Bedford businessman, has donated a building to the organization to honor the memory of his late wife, Ethel Young Childers, who was very supportive of the Christmas Station. 

  • Could town get a rail stop?

        Bedford Town Council discussed a couple of items on its wish list last Tuesday, including having rail service stop in Bedford and, for at least some council members, have a new high school built in the Liberty Zone.
    Rail service
        With the planned return of rail service to Roanoke, and the success of the Lynchburg passenger service, council would like to see Bedford be considered for a stop since the proposed expansion will pass right through Bedford County and the town.

  • Guns in the classroom

        Speakers during the citizen’s comment period at last week’s board of supervisors meeting gave a thumbs up to the supervisors' decision to ask for legislation that would allow school staff to carry guns on school property.

  • A special bunch of young ladies


    Running is supposed to be an individual thing.  Yet, the Jefferson Forest girls cross country team proved itself to be a team through and through.

    A team of champions.

    Here's how a team wins as a team:  Nearly every JF runner was the top finisher at her position.  That is, Madelynn Knight, the freshman whiz kid, was faster than any other team's second-best runner.

    Alyssa Shupe, who has fought issues with her ankles, was the best third-place team runner.

  • 'State' of euphoria


    Those ladies can run!

    The Jefferson Forest girls cross country team capped a superb season by winning the State 4A crown Friday at Great Meadow.

    It was a belated birthday gift to Head Coach Jerome Loy, who marked his special day exactly one week before the meet.

    Most folks check Social Security options on their 65th birthday.  Loy was busy  checking splits.

  • Sports commentary: Local is good


    When it comes to college sports, there's something to be said for in-state rivalries.

    Well, at least I hope there is, seeing that I have 20 column inches here that need filling up with thoughts about the topic.

    Check that.  I need to fill  18.5, as I've already used up  a bit with the intro.  And, according to my editor, those (now) 18 inches of writing had better be pretty darn good.