Today's News

  • Volleyball: Jefferson Forest grabs first win over Staunton River

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Following a opening loss to powerhouse Lord Botetourt, Jefferson Forest was on the road again this time taking on Bedford County rival Staunton River on Thursday August 23.

    The Lady Cavaliers got things started by cruising to a first set victory 25-12. In the second set Staunton River came out hot out of the gate. The Lady Golden Eagles jumped to a quick 4-3 lead.

  • Liberty wins realignment appeal, remains in 3C

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor


    On Tuesday, August 21 the Liberty Minutemen made their case heard as to why they should remain in Region 3C rather than being moved into Region 3D, where the most recent VHSL realignment placed them. By a 22-0-2 vote Liberty will be placed back into Region 3C.

    “We were kind of blindsided by the whole situation,” Liberty Athletic Director Lori Mattson said.

  • High School Scoreboard: August 21-27

    Tuesday August 21


    Liberty 3, Staunton River 0
    (25-17, 25-12, 25-14)

    (LHS) Katie Vaughan: 5 Kills, 2 Aces, 7 digs
    (LHS) Maria Young: 6 Kills, 2 Aces
    (LHS) Kendra Ayers: 13 Assists
    (LHS) Chasity Alphin: 6 Aces
    (SR) Abbie Dillon: 4 Kills, 16 Assists
    (SR) Audrey Barnes: 2 Kills, 5 Digs
    (SR) Hannah Nichols: 4 Digs
    (SR) Peyton Bower: 3 Kills, 3 Digs

  • High School Schedule: August 29-September 4

    Wednesday August 29

    Cross Country

    Liberty @ Brookville, 5 p.m.
    @ Falling Creek


    Jefferson Forest vs. Brookville vs. LCA vs. Rustburg, 4:30 p.m.
    @ London Downs Golf Course

    Liberty vs. Amherst County vs. E. C. Glass vs. Heritage, 4:30 p.m.
    @ Bedford Country Club

    Thursday August 30

  • Volleyball: Liberty opens new gym in winning fashion

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The energy that filled the gymnasium at Liberty High School was infectious. On Tuesday, August 21 the school officially hosted the grand opening of the new gym prior to the volleyball team’s regular season opener against Staunton River.

    Before the match started the school recognized and thanked members of the Bedford County School Board and Town Council as well as the supervisors on the project for making the event possible.

  • Football: Liberty dominates opener

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The Liberty Minutemen made a conscious effort this offseason to be more physical on defense and to force more turnovers. It should be no surprise that the first touchdown of the season for Liberty came from the defense.

    Defensive back John Gass came down with an interception and took it back 60 yards for a touchdown to give Liberty a lead it would never relinquish in a 34-14 victory.

  • Football: Cavaliers run away in opener

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    If there were any questions entering the season about how dominant the Jefferson Forest backfield could be those questions were answered in a 62-7 victory over Bedford County rival Staunton River on Friday, August 24.

     The Cavaliers backfield of Keenan Cupit, Marvin Blake, Josh Harris and Jacob Hackworth combined for 426 rushing yards on 18 carries, an average of about 23.7 yards per carry.

  • Yet another Trump scandal

        After a while, even the best writers struggle with how to describe the scope and detail of the embarrassing spectacle emanating from the Oval Office, where the clear loser of the popular vote in 2016 continues to pose unsuccessfully and tragically as president.
        We think of the rest of the world, looking to us as it always does, and it’s easy to believe it’s absolutely baffled at how such an obvious clown as Donald Trump could wind up as an American president.

  • Hysteria born of ignorance

        A few weeks ago there was an explosion of hysteria in the mainstream  news media as the story broke that people will be able to download the instructions, via the Internet, to use a 3-D printer to print a gun. Mainstream media journalists, who usually know nothing about firearms, seemed sure this would lead to an uptick in violent crime and that terrorists would print firearms that they could take through airport security.

  • Attacking the opioid epidemic

        The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year.  It’s a needed step in fighting the opioid epidemic.
        The proposal decreases manufacturing quotas for the most six frequently misused opioids for 2019 by an average 10 percent as compared to the 2018 amount, according to a report from the Department of Justice. This marks the third straight year of proposed reductions.