• 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.

  • Supporting education in Bedford County

        The Bedford Education Foundation held its annual back to school breakfast, Thursday, giving county educators a chance to highlight what the schools are doing.

  • Gifted students come together

        They spent weeks putting together their best project and on Sept. 29 students from all over the county got to enjoy it.

  • Schools move toward electronic device goal

        Dr. Edward Hoisington, the school division’s director of technology, updated Bedford County School Board members on progress toward the goal of a 1:1 electronic device/student ratio, at its meeting Sept. 14.

  • Action planned to expand FMS

        The school division is preparing to renovate Forest Middle School, correcting the building’s inadequacies.
        The school, built a quarter of a century ago was inadequate almost from the time it opened. Within a few years of its opening, students were taking classes in trailers.
        Thursday night, Ben Motley, of RRMM architects, gave the school board an update on the design. He presented two options for the renovation, both of which will expand the school’s capacity and correct design deficiencies.