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Government

  • Claim, lawsuit filed

        James Youngblood has filed both a claim with Bedford County and a complaint in Bedford County Circuit Court concerning what he alleges is a promise by Bedford County to build a state maintained road across a 257 acre tract he owns.

  • Craig hired as tourism director

        Jerry Craig has been hired as Bedford County’s new tourism director.
        Craig began work Monday and resigned his seat on the county’s planning commission at last night’s planning commission meeting. He has held the District 7 seat on the planning commission since 2012 and served
    as the commission’s chairman this year.

  • King shares his thoughts on the election

        Walt King could not be reached in time for his thoughts on the Nov. 4 Town Council election to be included in the Bulletin’s post election story. King got 597 votes, not enough to win a seat on council.
        He later connected with the Bulletin through an email.
         “I had wondered after elections how the people  that do not get elected feel; some spending years and millions of dollars,” King stated.

  • Supervisors delay decision on group home use

        Bedford County’s supervisors delayed a decision, last week, on a proposal to move the county’s Department of Fire and Rescue offices to the administrative building of the county’s former group home.

  • Council hears from BRWA

        Bedford Town Council received an update, last week, from the Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA).
        BRWA’s director, Brian Key, told Town Council that work on the new Smith Mountain Lake water plant, which he said will provide Bedford with a redundant water source, is ahead of schedule.  He expects design work to be completed this spring with a deadline of December, 2016 for completing the work.

  • Majority of board appears to agree on cost of new school

        After a presentation by representatives of M. B. Kahn and Moseley architects, and considerable discussion, the county supervisors reached a consensus on a $44 million price tag for the new middle school during a 5 p.m joint work session with the school board.

  • It will cost how much?

    Bedford County’s supervisors liked what they saw when they held a joint work session with the school board Monday evening.

        But the price was another matter.
        Representatives of M. B. Kahn and Moseley Architects briefed the supervisors on the middle school project to date. Moseley is designing the project, which includes a competition gym for Liberty High School, and Kahn is overseeing the project.

  • Bedford Police Department now at full strength

        Bedford’s police department is now up to full strength with the hiring of Lt. Carla Spencer.

  • Bedford Police Department now at full strength

        Bedford’s police department is now up to full strength with the hiring of Lt. Carla Spencer.
        According to Chief Todd Foreman, the department, with an authorized strength of 24, had been short eight officers a year ago. Foreman deliberately left the lieutenant’s slot open as the last to be filled.

  • BRWA to hold meeting on project

        Construction on the new Smith Mountain Lake Water Treatment Plant and waterlines is now underway.
        The installation of the raw water pipeline that will run from the Authority’s water intake in the High Point subdivision to the proposed water treatment plant site on Radford Church Road has begun. A few hundred feet have already been installed.