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Jefferson Forest High School moving forward after controversial picture  WSET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A recent photo of students holding up Confederate flags at Jefferson Forest High School sent shock waves through the community, ...

Pictures of Confederate flags paraded at Jefferson Forest High School stir up controversy  WSLS 10

Bedford County Public School officials said two students wore confederate flags tied around their necks like scarves.Students took pictures and posted to social ...

A Virginia high school faced backlash after students posed with Confederate flags on a 'country vs. country club' spirit day  INSIDER

Students at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Virginia, were photographed holding Confederate and "Don't Tread on Me" flags.

Jefferson Forest HS parents share concerns over Confederate flag photo  WSLS 10

The controversy over a Confederate flag picture at Jefferson Forest High School is not dying down yet.

Longtime Jefferson Forest head coach Bob Christmas resigning  WDBJ7

FOREST, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Longtime Jefferson Forest High School football coach Bob Christmas will resign at the end of the school year, according to Athletic ...

Bedford Co. School Board to address confederate flag photo at JF  WSET

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Bedford County School Board is now addressing a viral photo taken at Jefferson Forest High School last week. The picture ...

Virginia students pose with Confederate battle flag for school spirit day  WHSV

School officials in Virginia have found themselves on the defensive after several students took pictures of themselves displaying Confederate flags for a school ...

Superintendent: Bedford County school board to address Confederate flag incident  Lynchburg News and Advance

As students, faculty and staff at Jefferson Forest High School move forward after an incident shared on social media showing students displaying Confederate ...

From the archives: Jefferson Forest High School | Local News  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest High School opened its doors on Perrowville Road in 1972. With the school marking Homecoming on Sept. 21, we thought this would be a good ...

Students bring Confederate flags to JFHS during Spirit Week activities; controversy erupts on social media  Bedford Bulletin

After having several Jefferson Forest High School students pose with a Confederate flag during Spirit Week activities last week, the Bedford County School ...

High school football countdown: No. 2 Jefferson Forest Cavaliers  Lynchburg News and Advance

As they enter the 2018 season, the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers are reloaded with experienced players who can provide the leadership necessary to win.

Jefferson Forest awarded Wells Fargo Cup for academic excellence  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Student filmmakers and a veteran Scholastic Bowl team helped Jefferson Forest High School win its first Wells Fargo Cup for academic competition.

Cupit helps Jefferson Forest hold off Liberty rally  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Keenan Cupit scored twice in the first half for Jefferson Forest on Friday night, but he couldn't break free for the monstrous runs he's accustomed to.

For Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass, it's Round 2 of the Black and Blue Bowl  Lynchburg News and Advance

E.C. Glass enters Saturday afternoon's game against visiting Jefferson Forest trying to do something it hasn't since 1995: Win a second-round playoff game.

"Little Shop of Horrors" | Calendar  Lynchburg News and Advance

UPDATE: The Oct. 11 performance has been postponed until Sunday.) “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m., Jefferson Forest High School, auditorium, 1 Cavalier ...

Prep football roundup: Jefferson Forest scores 44 unanswered to avoid upset, botched snap dooms Liberty, and more  Lynchburg News and Advance

In Forest, Amherst struck first and held on to the lead all the way through the third quarter, but the power of Jefferson Forest's trio of running backs was too.

Jefferson Forest High School teacher brings France inside the classroom for students  Lynchburg News and Advance

Rather than teaching directly from the textbook, Jefferson Forest High School French teacher Lindsay Langett uses her passion for the language and culture as ...

Eight JF athletes make commitments official on Fall Signing Day  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) - Jefferson Forest High School had a big group of athletes Wednesday taking advantage of Fall Signing Day. Eight Cavaliers making their ...

Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass ready for bruising bout in Black & Blue Bowl  Lynchburg News and Advance

A first-rate high school football game is brewing, E.C Glass coach Jeff Woody said this week as his team prepared for its date with Jefferson Forest.

All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year: Sarah Shanton, Jefferson Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

Q: You've played all over the court during your career, but what's your favorite position?

Stalemate for Glass and Jefferson Forest in first meeting of 2018  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Nobody likes a tie. Coaches stare at the ground in thought and kick at the grass. Players walk off the field, discontent in their eyes. But as far as ties ...

Jefferson Forest switching things up with new musical 'Freaky Friday'  Lynchburg News and Advance

JF's "Freaky Friday" is one of several pilot productions of the musical — the tale of an overworked mother and her sullen teenage daughter, who magically swap ...

Retired Jefferson Forest coach Jerome Loy among Virginia High School Hall of Fame inductees  Roanoke Times

Jerome Loy was an out-of-shape assistant football coach at Jefferson Forest High School in 1984 when he decided to start running with some members of the ...

High School Football Capsules for Saturday, Nov. 17  Lynchburg News and Advance

Gretna vs. Radford (at Christiansburg High). KICKOFF: 1 p.m.. RECORDS: Gretna 9-2. Radford 10-1. Sports newsletter sign-up. Enter your email: Apps: iOS • ...

E.C. Glass and Jefferson Forest boys ready for Friday's matchup  Lynchburg News and Advance

An injury-laden E.C. Glass squad travels Friday night to Jefferson Forest for the first meeting of 2018 between the rivals and the Hilltoppers are looking to throw ...

High School Football Wrap: 2018 turned into another strong year  Lynchburg News and Advance

Judging from the exceptional class that graduated last spring — which included a handful record-setters and Division I athletes — the 2018 high school football ...

Jefferson Forest boys win Region 4D swimming championship  Lynchburg News and Advance

One year after its state swimming title, the Jefferson Forest boys' squad took a big step toward a repeat on Tuesday.

Plan your weekend, Nov. 29-Dec. 2 | Features  Lynchburg News and Advance

Mark your calendars for these weekend events, chosen by The Burg staff. Looking for more to do? Check out our online calendar.

JFHS wind symphony chosen as 1 of 12 bands to perform in national festival  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) -- The Jefferson Forest High School wind symphony is celebrating a big honor.They are going to perform as a Featured Band at this year's ...

E.C. Glass defeats Jefferson Forest to claim Region 4D title  Lynchburg News and Advance

E.C. Glass coach Roy Roberson stepped off a ladder and looked around the E.C. Glass gym, a smile on his face and a net draped around his neck.

Heritage claims Seminole District Tournament championship with win over Jefferson Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

Thirty seconds remained on the clock and Jefferson Forest had to hurry.

High school football capsules for Week 6  Lynchburg News and Advance

A capsule look at Friday night's Lynchburg-area high school football games.

Field of Honor event unfurls 1,000 American flags in Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

The Rotary Club of Forest used the Labor Day weekend to recognize the military, veterans, law enforcement, EMTs, and other first responders with a field of ...

Student-led Cyber SWAT Team produces movie about consequences of 'sexting'  WSET

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Students in Bedford County are standing up to sexting. Jefferson Forest High School students, part of the Cyber SWAT Team, ...

Former Jefferson Forest High School color guard instructor indicted  Lynchburg News and Advance

A Bedford County grand jury Tuesday indicted a former Jefferson Forest High School color-guard instructor accused of having an inappropriate relationship with ...

Buckle Up: Seatbelt use brought to the forefront after six ejected in Bedford Co. crash  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) --One teenager involved in the Bedford County Crash early Sunday morning is fighting for his life.A family member of Cade Bailey posted ...

E.C. Glass' Theo Woods eighth at state cross country meet  Lynchburg News and Advance

In The Plains, Virginia, E.C. Glass' Theo Woods finished eighth among individuals at the VHSL Class 4 Cross Country championships Saturday afternoon, while ...

All-Area Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Morgan Learn, Jefferson Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

Q: You had another stellar season at Jefferson Forest. Where would you rank your senior season among your three years at the school? A: I think each year I ...

Jefferson Forest, enjoying a sterling fall, eyes postseason  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Isaac Simmons isn't haunted by the 2014 state championship, but the senior does use it as motivation.

Jefferson Forest band wins top honors at Carnegie Hall  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) -- They were honored just to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, but then the Jefferson Forest High School band took home the gold.

Bedford's Jefferson Forest High School receives $50000 state grant  Lynchburg News and Advance

The Virginia Department of Education will award $50000 to Bedford County Public Schools to be used toward Jefferson Forest High School's personalized ...

Plan your weekend, Oct. 11-14 | Features  Lynchburg News and Advance

Mark your calendars for these weekend events, chosen by The Burg staff.

Jefferson Forest launches nation's first Cyber SWAT Team  WSLS

The first Cyber S.W.A.T. Team is at Bedford County's Jefferson Forest High School. S.W.A.T. stands for Safety While Accessing Technology.

Busy road to expand in Forest  WDBJ7

Monday night, the county Board of supervisors approved to expand Corporate Park Drive in Forest.

Bedford County Planning Commission votes against recommending housing development near Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — Plans to build a new housing development in Bedford County have hit a stumbling block after the Bedford County Planning Commission denied ...

Prep Notebook: Jefferson Forest athletic director steps into new role, Glass' Armstrong honored and more  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest athletic director Ben Martin has vacated his position and is moving into a new role at the Bedford County high school.

Road Warriors: Brookville volleyball team thriving despite hurdles  Lynchburg News and Advance

The old gym at Brookville High School is cramped. That's the first thing a visitor notices when walking into the nearly 50-year-old confines, now used as an ...

Community weighs in on Forest Middle School expansion  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Representatives of a Charlottesville-based architectural firm said the message from the faculty and staff of Forest Middle School —as well as the ...

School officials look at redistricting options for Liberty, Forest attendance zones  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — The Bedford County School Board is considering redistricting measures that would move some students from Forest Middle School and Jefferson ...

Making it personal: Pilot program looks to create better learning environment  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — Officials with Bedford County Public Schools said schools involved in the division's personalized learning pilot program are “definitely on the right ...

High School Football Countdown: No. 10 Amherst County Lancers  Lynchburg News and Advance

AMHERST — The task set before the football team here is nothing short of herculean. The Lancers' recently-hired coach, Trevor Porter, resigned unexpectedly ...

WOODY: UVA-Virginia Tech basketball game Tuesday is must-see TV  Lynchburg News and Advance

Years have passed since this could be said with authority and little to no debate: The two best men's basketball teams in the state, and two of the best in.

Jefferson Forest Student Killed in Car Crash Laid To Rest  WSET

Forest, VA-- A 15-year-old Jefferson Forest High School freshman was laid to rest Saturday. Bronwyn Farris was killed in a car accident on Route 221 on the ...

Hundreds of local students participate in National Walkout Day to protest gun violence  WSET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Warning their futures are being stolen from them, tens of thousands of young people across the U.S. walked out of school to ...

Navy Jones and the rise of Jefferson Forest football  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest players were sweating it out in summer camp in 2014, gearing up for a new season.

Discussions continue about cost of Forest Middle School expansion  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — The planned expansion and renovation at Forest Middle School could be delayed as Bedford County officials debate the cost and scope of the ...

Banner promoting Juuls, VES logo with curse word pop up on first day of school  WSET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg parents and students were busy Wednesday as kids had their first day of school.They weren't just paying attention to ...

Brookville girls hand Jefferson Forest first loss of season  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — They turned out the overhead lights to introduce the Jefferson Forest girls before Thursday night's game against Brookville, using a spotlight on each ...

Bedford County School Board votes to reassign deputy superintendent to instructional coach  WDBJ7

After a closed session meeting Thursday night, the Bedford County School Board voted 4-3 to reassign Deputy Superintendent Cherie Whitehurst to the position ...

JUUL e-cigarettes make their way into local schools  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) - There's a new brand of e-cigarettes that you may not even recognize at first.And, teens in our area are getting their hands on them.

E.C. Glass falls to Chancellor in High Peak Championship; Jefferson Forest takes third place  Lynchburg News and Advance

Shots clanged off the crossbar and dinged from the post. But for E.C. Glass, they never fell. That was the difference in Saturday's High Peak Championship at ...

Perseverance and revamped single wing pay off for Amherst County  Lynchburg News and Advance

AMHERST — They kept plowing ahead, through the lingering heat and the rainy days — waiting, wondering and hoping against hope.

High school football countdown: No. 7 Rustburg Red Devils  Lynchburg News and Advance

RUSTBURG — Football fans in the greater Lynchburg area know well the challenges teams face once they hit district play.

Technology teacher named Teacher of the Year in Appomattox County  WSET

APPOMATTOX Co., Va. (WSET) -- An Appomattox County Public Schools Computer Systems Technology teacher has been named the teacher of the years.

Former JFHS marching band instructor sentenced for sexual relationship with student  WSET

FOREST, Va. (WSET) - A former Jefferson Forest High School marching band color guard instructor pleaded guilty for having a sexual relationship with a student ...

Whitehurst files formal complaint  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — A complaint against the Bedford County School Board has been sent to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning the ...

Forest Dance Academy taking a 'Journey to the Dark Side' with Disney villains for spring performance  Lynchburg News and Advance

As Forest Dance Academy's Michelle Thomas searched for music for their spring recital earlier this year, she came across a YouTube video spoofing “Cellblock ...

Local golfers set to tee off in State Open of Virginia  Lynchburg News and Advance

ROANOKE — It wasn't much of a debate between academics and golf for Zeke Shen when he arrived on campus at the University of Virginia in the fall of 2015.

VHSL weekly football ratings and district standings  Lynchburg News and Advance

VHSL Weekly Ratings. Region 4D. Top 8 teams advance. Sports newsletter sign-up. Enter your email: Apps: iOS • Android. 1. Blacksburg (7-0) 27.71. 2.

Former Jefferson Forest soccer player to compete in FIFA Women's World Cup  WSET

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WSET) -- A local soccer star will be playing on a much bigger field in November. Katie Cousins, who graduated from Jefferson Forest High ...

Checking Up ... A Chorister and a Camp Jaycee Savior  Lynchburg News and Advance

Thumbs up to Chris Young, a student at University of Lynchburg, who's currently living in Gloucester, England, where he's a chorister with the Gloucester ...

Get to know Lord Botetourt, Heritage's opponent in the Class 3 state semifinals  Lynchburg News and Advance

Lord Botetourt enters City Stadium for Saturday's 2:30 p.m. state semifinal game against Heritage with an impressive resume.

Williams, who filled many roles at Timberlake Christian, has retired  Lynchburg News and Advance

In a teaching career that spanned 36 years, Charlie Williams was a utility player of sorts.

Jefferson Forest sophomore dies after U.S. 221 wreck  Lynchburg News and Advance

A Jefferson Forest High School sophomore died after she was thrown from a car that left the road and overturned Monday night, police said.

Plan your weekend, Jan. 17-20 | Features  Lynchburg News and Advance

Mark your calendars for these weekend events, chosen by The Burg staff. Looking for more to do? Check out our online calendar.

Developer plans 172 new apartments for Logans Lane off Timberlake Road  Lynchburg News and Advance

New apartments are in the works at a site off Timberlake Road near the new traffic circle.

JF cruises to Region 4D East Sub-Regional title  Lynchburg News and Advance

In Forest, host Jefferson Forest had three players shoot under par and the Cavaliers easily secured one of the two team berths into next week's region ...

All-Area Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Daniel O'Brien, VES  Lynchburg News and Advance

Q: You won 10 races and became an All-American. What stood out the most during such a stellar season?

E.C. Glass and Heritage to play Friday in early-season boys basketball matchup  Lynchburg News and Advance

The high school basketball season got underway Monday, and the inaugural week will be capped off by a surprise.

Paul Redgate to take over LCA boys basketball program  Lynchburg News and Advance

Paul Redgate, who has served as Liberty Christian's girls basketball coach for the past three seasons, has agreed to become the school's varsity boys basketball ...

All-Area Football Defender of the Year: Vonte Pannell, Heritage  Lynchburg News and Advance

Heritage's Vonte Pannell is the 2018 All-Area Defender of the Year.

Trusting and pushing: Former Heritage star Elijah Davis learning the ropes at ODU  Lynchburg News and Advance

Suited up in Monarch Blue, his matching spikes needing to gain only 1 yard, Elijah Davis burst into motion.

Former Virginia football coach George Welsh dies  Lynchburg News and Advance

Former Virginia football George Welsh has died, his family announced on Friday. He was 85 years old.

VHSL Class 3 All-State Football Teams  Lynchburg News and Advance

Heritage senior quarterback Jabari Blake was named the Virginia High School League Class 3 offensive player of the year on Thursday, headlining offensive ...

Former HS Teacher & Coach Sentenced to Three Months in Jail  WSET

Bedford Co., VA - A former Jefferson Forest High School coach and teacher was sentenced for having a sexual relationship with a student Friday.

Blankenship's goal in third overtime lifts Jefferson Forest past John Champe  Lynchburg News and Advance

Erica Blankenship saved Jefferson Forest's season with a golden goal in the 93rd minute and the Cavaliers earned a rowdy 1-0 victory over John Champe in the ...

All-Area Baseball Player of the Year: Wesley Clarke, LCA  Lynchburg News and Advance

Q: It was another wonderful season at LCA. It didn't end the way you wanted to, but what was the run like?

Graham's Allen signs to play football at Purdue  Bristol Herald Courier

Graham's Cameron Allen is such a big-time football player that he was named the Virginia High School League's Class 2 state player of the year on both offense ...

LCA downs Jefferson Forest to earn automatic Region 4A West berth  Lynchburg News and Advance

Jefferson Forest didn't have time to settle and get into a rhythm Monday. Ward Lammerts made sure of it.

Vaughan rumbles as Heritage dispatches Rustburg to open the postseason  Lynchburg News and Advance

Every week this season, KJ Vaughan has told the members of his offensive line the same thing: I've got your back and you've got mine.

UVa men's basketball vs. Marshall preview capsule | Cavaliers  Lynchburg News and Advance

Men's basketball. Today. Marshall at UVa. 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. Records: Marshall (7-5), No. 4 Virginia (11-0). TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus.

Galindo's two goals lift Jefferson Forest to region quarterfinal win over Rock Ridge  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Their passes were crisp, their defense exceptional and their offense aggressive.

Motivated Heritage holds off Phoebus, claims Class 3 state championship  Lynchburg News and Advance

The bus ride from Heritage to Liberty University only lasted a few minutes, but Jabari Blake sat and watched film from last year's state title loss.

Jefferson Forest Men, Jamestown Women Dominate Virginia 4A States  Swimming World Magazine

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Radford ends title run of Appomattox by winning Region 2C final  Lynchburg News and Advance

RADFORD — The streak was struck. Thanks to immense games from P.J. Prioleau and Justice Marshall, and a stout-hearted defensive effort, Radford denied ...

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at five Bedford County schools  Lynchburg News and Advance

UPDATE: A brief lockdown at five Bedford County schools has been lifted, school officials said.

Bedford planning commission recommends approval of new development in Forest  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Planning Commission recommended approval to the board of supervisors the development of more than 400 townhomes, ...

Man pleads guilty in Bedford County to soliciting sex from teen  Lynchburg News and Advance

BEDFORD — An Accomac man pleaded guilty in Bedford County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning to soliciting sex from a 16-year-old girl living in Bedford.

Two roadwork projects in Forest get state funding  Lynchburg News and Advance

FOREST — Bedford County planners have received state money for two projects to improve traffic congestion in Forest while two others did not receive funding.

Prep roundup: VES' O'Brien earns All-America honors at Foot Locker Nationals  Lynchburg News and Advance

In San Diego, California, Virginia Episcopal School junior Daniel O'Brien earned All-American status with his 12th-place showing in the Foot Locker Cross ...

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