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Education

  • Pennies for Patients

        For years students at Big Island Elementary School had raised funds each year for the Leukemia Society.

        The fundraiser had been championed by a staff member at the school who had family members touched by cancer. But after she left, that fundraiser fell through the cracks as the school took on some other projects.
        This year when the Leukemia Society called and asked the school to consider adding it back as a fundraiser, the timing was right.

  • Baseball field will get bathrooms

        Two weeks after the Liberty Middle School and LHS competition gym projects are finished, the Bedford County School Board plans to advertise for contractors to rough in restrooms at the new baseball field.

  • Serving the community

        A $200,000 donation by Ash Rothlein will start a scholarship fund from which the National D-Day Memorial will award annual scholarships.

        Rothlein was an Army veteran and served with an advance Army ordinance unit in Normandy during World War II. His unit maintained vehicles at the front. An earlier donation by Rothlein paid for the Homage statue at the Memorial.

  • School board to vote on LHS ballfield amenities

        A decision on whether—and when—bathrooms and a concession area will be added to the baseball field complex at Liberty High School is expected to be made by the Bedford County School Board during its meeting Thursday.
        The board’s construction management firm, M. B. Kahn, has recommended that these restrooms not be completed as part of the current construction project. The thought is that the board could get a better price for the project from another firm.

  • Contested race for District 4 School Board seat

        While voters in District 2 and District 3 won’t have a choice in the school board election in those districts as the incumbents are running unopposed, District 4 voters will have a choice.

        Two men, Marcus Hill and Isaiah Knight, have thrown their hat in the ring to replace District 4 school board member Gary Hostutler, who has chosen not to run for reelection.

  • JF band member adds his name to the All-American wall

        In what has become an annual event, Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) held an assembly to recognize the acceptance of one of its band students to the Army All-American Marching Band.

        The band, consisting of high school band members from all over the country, performs at the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, in January. The All-American Bowl is an all-star game for high school football players from all over America.

  • School Board deals with knotty problems

        Bedford county’s school board got staff briefings on two difficult problems they are facing.
        One was a shortage of substitutes to cover teacher absences. As of the end of September, the school division logged 325 teacher absences that it did not have a substitute to cover.

  • County schools partner with Brook Hill Farm

        Bedford County Public Schools’ alternative education program has entered a partnership with Brook Hill Farm in a pilot program this year.

        Brook Hill Farm is a non-profit based in Forest that has a two-fold mission. One mission is that it rescues horses. This is the place where law enforcement from Bedford County and surrounding counties can take abused or neglected horses that have been confiscated from irresponsible owners. Brook Hill nurses them back to health and then puts them to work.

  • LHS fall concert breaks new ground

    By Foster Garrett
    Student Intern

  • Liberty HS to host Little Feet Meet Oct. 26

    By Foster Garrett
    LHS Intern Writer

        Liberty High School is not known for its abundance of organizations, but what it lacks in numbers it makes up in the passion and dedication of its club members.