Today's News

  • Altavista woman helped with rescue

        This past week Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies were able to identify an unknown female who assisted Cpl. Sonny Daniels in the life saving efforts of a child at Smith Mountain Lake.
        Brandi Hudson, of Altavista, teamed up with Cpl. Daniels and together saved this child’s life. After the child responded Hudson, who is a surgical nurse and a mother of three children, left the area without giving her name.

  • FMS request delayed

        Bedford County’s supervisors had a lot on their plate at their meeting Monday night, although one item that might have dominated discussion was removed at the beginning of a 5 p.m. work session that preceded the regular meeting.

  • Chamber hires new CEO

        The new CEO of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is a familiar face to many in the local business community.

        Wende Gaylor, who took over the job last week, was formerly the Chamber’s marketing and events coordinator from 2002 to 2007.  When the CEO job came open after Susan Martin’s resignation last month, Gaylor immediately applied for it.

  • LU to refurbish D-Day display

        The L-3 “Grasshopper” that has been on display at the National D-Day Memorial was in need of some work. The fabric-skinned little airplane has been exposed to the elements for nearly 18 years.

  • Football: Liberty hosts jamboree on gridiron

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    For the first time in 274 days the Liberty Minutemen got to collide with players in opposing uniforms on the football field on Saturday August 11. Liberty hosted the William Fleming Colonels and the defending 2A State Chmapions, Appomattox County Raiders in a Jamboree on the Minutemen’s home turf.

  • Football: Cavaliers head down south for first action

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Most high school football teams have their first scrimmage of the season against a local team, a team within about 50 miles of their location. Adopting the philosophy of “Go big or go home,” the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers certainly went big. The team traveled 437 miles south to take on the South Effingham Mustangs in Guyton, Georgia on Friday, August 8.

  • High School Schedule: August 15-21

    Wednesday August 15


    Liberty vs. Rustburg, E.C. Glass & Brookville, 4:30 p.m. @ Hat Creek Golf Course

    Jefferson Forest vs. Amherst County, Liberty Christian & Heritage, 4:30 p.m.
    @ London Downs Golf Course

    Thursday August 16


    Staunton River @ Heritage, 7 p.m.
    (Benefit Game)

    Jefferson Forest vs. William Byrd, 7 p.m.

  • High School Golf Scoreboard: August 8-9

    Wednesday August 8

    Jefferson Forest vs. E.C. Glass vs. Liberty Christian vs. Brookville
    @ Ivy Hill Golf Course, Par 72

    Team Score
    1. Jefferson Forest    146

    2. Liberty Christian    183

    3. E.C. Glass        209

    4. Brookville        214

    Individual, Nine-hole, Scores
    (All Jefferson Forest)

  • Liberty to appeal alignment change

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor


    The VHSL has shifted things up once again, moving several schools to different regions or classes for the 2018-19 school year.

    In the new alignment the VHSL moved the Liberty Minutemen, who were in Region 3C last year, to Region 3D.

    Liberty has filed an official appeal with the VHSL to stay put in Region 3C.

  • Blind faith isn’t admirable

    By Beck Stanley

        Faith in an individual or an idea is admirable. Blind faith is not. Despite vivid evidence of a cultural crisis at Bedford County Public Schools under the leadership of Drs. Doug Schuch and Mac Duis, some elected officials remain steadfast in their support of these men.
        Here’s why you shouldn’t trust them.