Local News

  • Boys With a Dream make PSA

        Boys With a Dream are making a public service announcement (PSA) on drug avoidance.

        Bob Carson, one of the group’s mentors, said the serious problem with opioids prompted the effort. According to Carson, the group came up with the idea of doing the PSA.

  • Johnson’s Orchards unveils LOVE letters

        Johnson’s Orchard’s LOVE Letters have been an undercover effort.

        Even Danny Johnson had been, to a large extent, kept in the dark. His grandson and his grandson’s wife, the two behind the creative project, wanted to avoid strong suggestions from grandpa, although Danny did have some input on his personal historical knowledge on what parts of the orchard are subject to the strongest winds.

  • Foundation helps out local girl, her family

        Jim and Teresa Widener have a lot of work to do.
        They are caring for their granddaughter, Taylynn in their Bedford home, supplemented by care by a  registered nurse. Taylynn, who is 4, requires constant care because she was born with a large number of severe medical conditions.

  • Get ready to celebrate Independence Day; there’s plenty to do!

        There will be plenty of ways to celebrate July 4 this coming weekend. The community events kick off Saturday, July 1 and will go right through July 4.
        Here are a few of the area happenings:

    Bedford’s fireworks
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        Bedford’s Fourth of July fireworks are slated for July 3. The town and the county are collaborating on the display with the town and county sharing the cost and the town handling the logistics.

  • SOVA Innovation Center opens in New London

        A new research facility, the MBC/Adaptrum SOVA Innovation has opened at the former Center for Advanced Engineering and Research facility at the New London Center for Business and Technology.

  • Bedford Farmer’s Market

    Bedford’s Farmer’s Market has a new director this year.
        Jana Fedele now heads the market, which is still operated by the Bedford Area Family YMCA. Fedele stresses, however, that all Farmer’s Market operations are at the pavilion in downtown Bedford.
        The market is open on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Last mission

    “Two Jewish guys flew the last combat mission of World War II,” Jerry Yellin said, Tuesday morning.

  • Charges upgraded in alleged gang-related slaying


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    Today, Friday, the June session of the Bedford County Grand Jury was held to consider a number of proposed indictments. Three defendants who were previously charged for their alleged role in the death of Raymond Wood on March 27, 2017, saw their charges upgraded by these indictments. True bills were returned against the following individuals.

  • Events raise nearly half a ton of food for BCM

        The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office delivered 944 pounds of food to Bedford Christian Ministries last week. The non-perishable food had been collected at document shredding events held in Bedford, Forest and Moneta this month.

  • Units respond to tanker accident in Montvale

        Last Wednesday at 12:54 p.m. the Bedford County E-911 Center received a report of an overturned tanker truck on the westbound side of US 460 at Oil Terminal Road in Montvale.
        The initial reports indicated that the driver was still inside and possibly trapped in the vehicle and that the vehicle was possibly leaking. A Bedford County Fire and Rescue (BCoFR) unit arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m. and determined that the driver was out and not injured and that there was a limited amount of product on the ground.