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Government

  • Up and running

        Carl Wells, a member of the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA),  remembers a very different facility where the Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Facility now stands.

  • Town to prepare field for Minute Men

        It appears the Liberty High School Minutemen baseball team will play next season—or at least most of it—at Liberty Lake Park as opposed to its new field which will be located at the new Liberty Middle School property.
        D.W. Lawhorne told Bedford Town Council last Tuesday night that after meeting with representatives of the school on April 27 it appeared the town should move forward with getting the field ready for the 2018 season.

  • Projects generate controversy in Forest

        Some proposed residential projects in Forest have generated controversy over their impact once completed.

  • Bedford Lifesaving Crew dissolves

        After 74 years, the Bedford Lifesaving Crew has dissolved itself.
        On Monday night, representatives of the crew presented a resolution to the supervisors, which the supervisors unanimously accepted, turning over all of crew’s property and equipment to the county.

  • Flaherty to challenge Austin in 19th District

        Reagan Flaherty announced, Monday, that she is running for the 19th House of Delegates seat as a Democrat.

        “I am a wife, mother, and living the American dream of opportunity and prosperity, keen to giving back to the country I love,” Flaherty said.

  • Town honors police, firefighters

    Bedford Police officers and firefighters were honored, at last week’s Town Council meeting, for their work during a house fire on Grove Street in January.

        Both the town and Bedford’s American Legion post honored the men. The town presented them with plaques and the Legion awarded its Heroism Medal to the police officers.

  • Johnson to run again in District 2

        District 2 School Board member Jason Johnson has announced plans to seek re-election to the District 2 seat on the Bedford County School Board.

  • County: No tax increase

        In a brief Monday night meeting, preceded by a work session, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted 6-0, with District 4 Supervisor John Sharp absent, to advertise tax rates for the coming fiscal year.
        The advertised tax rates will remain the same as the current year’s rates. Once tax rates have been advertised, state law prohibits the supervisors from raising them above the advertised rate. They can, however, lower them.

  • Bedford Town Council meets to discuss BMS, Old Yellow

        “This building is just not really safe to be in at this moment,” announced Brittan Springs, an architect with the architecture and engineering firm Wiley Wilson.

        Springs was referring to the Old Public School Building, commonly known as “Old Yellow,” located on the current Bedford Middle School campus. 
        On Monday, March 6, Bedford Town Council viewed a powerpoint presentation presented by Project Manager and architect Randy Vaughn and Springs.

  • No tax hikes in proposed county budget

        Monday night, Assistant County Administrator Dr. Reid Wodicka presented the Bedford County Board of Supervisors with a preliminary budget that calls for no tax increases and gives the school board most of the local transfer it has requested.
        This year marks the first time the school board has presented its budget to the supervisors at the beginning of their budget development process.