• Progress is ongoing at Bedford Memorial

    Progress at Bedford Memorial Hospital has been an ongoing project this year.

        According to Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO, the hospital recently completed a major renovation of the medical/surgical floor that occupies the former obstetrics floor.
        This was more than just cosmetic. They ripped out ceilings. They ripped up floors. They reconfigured rooms.
        The result does not look like a 1950s hospital.

  • Beale’s Gold

        Come June of next year, people looking for Beale’s Gold won’t need to try to solve a complex cipher and then head out with a pick and shovel. All they’ll have to do is go to Beale’s Brewery & BBQ on Grove Street in Bedford. Beale’s Gold will be the new brewery’s flagship beer.

  • Rain didn’t stop Big Island Mill celebration

        Fire and floods didn’t stop the paper mill at Big Island.

        And a rainy Saturday didn’t stop the big event that capped off the mill’s 125th anniversary celebration. The big pavilion at Sedalia Center provided shelter for those attending the event, as well as the band that entertained them. Tents provided further shelter.
        Those attending, including Jim Hannan, Georgia-Pacific’s chief executive officer, lined up in the drizzle to get burgers and fries at a food truck.

  • SE&M wins new contracts, set to expand business

        Systems Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (SE&M), a Forest-based manufacturer of military equipment, conveyors, and specialized engineering and project management services, will expand its business, adding 10 new jobs and investing more than $700,000 in new equipment over the next three years.

  • Elks Home marks centennial

        A crowd filled the Elks National Home, Thursday afternoon as English Meadows marked the facility’s 100th anniversary. The Elks national organization sold the home to English Meadows three years ago.

  • Honoring combat wounded

        Fisher’s Restaurant became the first Bedford business to reserve a parking spot for combat wounded veterans.

        The  Lynchburg  chapter Purple Heart has already placed 12 in the county, including at the Sheriff’s Office and the Bedford Moose Lodge. According to Clifton Krantz, a member of the Lynchburg chapter, Thaxton Baptist Church is reserving a spot and will get a sign. Two signs are also going up at the National D-Day Memorial.

  • County woman has plans for former Holy Land property

        Holy Land USA is long gone. The park, which depicted Jesus’ earthly ministry closed permanently in late 2009. Since then, the 250 acre site has been divided into several parcels and sold off.

  • Couple sells Westside Food Mart so they can retire

        Westside Food Mart, for the first time in its history, is no longer owned by a Zimmerman.

  • Food for the Soul

        The return of a local man to his home town a few years ago opened the door for opportunities to serve his home town,

        Mike Payne left Bedford after graduating from Liberty High School. After 30  years  working   for  the federal government followed by 15 years as a Las Vegas entertainer, Payne returned to his hometown, and his home church, Oakmulgee Baptist Church, located on U. S. 460 across the highway from the Moose Lodge. That’s the church where he was baptized.

  • Johnson Health Center receives Employer of Choice honor

        Johnson Health Center, which has a satellite office in Bedford, was named an Employer of Choice last week.

        An award, recognizing the designation, was presented to Gary Campbell, Johnson’s CEO, by Joyce Gioia, of Employer of Choice International, Inc., at a breakfast in Lynchburg Thursday morning.
        “It’s hard to get,” said Gioia. “We discourage people from applying if we think they don’t qualify.”