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Today's News

  • Public hearing Thursday on new middle school location

        Bedford County residents can voice their opinions to the Bedford County School Board, on where the new middle school in the Liberty Zone should be located, during a public hearing scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 5.
        The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the School Board Office conference room.
        The Bedford County School Board has studied three possible locations for the new middle school.

  • CASA overwhelmed by current caseload

        According to Angela Mayfield, the CASA advocate manager for the Bedford area, her office is being overwhelmed.

        CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. These are volunteers who are appointed by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge when cases involving children come before the court. They go to the home, spend time with children and prepare a report that will help the judge determine what’s in the children’s best interest.

  • Bedford PD receives national recognition

        The Bedford Police Department has garnered national recognition for its efforts to promote traffic safety in the town.

        On August 27 the Bedford PD was recognized at the 88th annual Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Williamsburg for its traffic safety programs.

  • Bedford House at a standstill

        Bedford House, Bedford’s community-built hospice house, closed in December and remains closed.
        According to Susan Epling, who took over as president of Bedford House’s board of directors on July 27, the hospice house was the victim of new state regulations that made it impossible to operate  as it was originally envisioned.

  • Farm takes you back in time to another era

    Ruby Laughon grew up on a tobacco farm that has been in her family since the end of the 19th century.

  • BRWA moves forward with project

        The Bedford Regional Water Authority (BRWA) held what its director, Brian Key, promised is the first of several public information meetings on a proposed water line plan.

        The plan calls for building a new water treatment plant on the site of the former Camp 24. It would draw 6 million gallons of water out of Smith Mountain Lake, with a potential of being expanded to produce up to 12 million gallons.

  • JF student facing charges

        A Jefferson Forest High School student is facing criminal charges—as well as severe school discipline—for allegedly making a bomb threat at the school last week.
        Last Thursday morning at 11:11 a.m. a student reported to a teacher that there was a threat written on a wall in the boys’ rest room. The school administration and the school resource officer were immediately made aware of the threat.

  • Sports Commentary: Auto-message

     

    "So, your new lady friend is a Wiccan, huh?"

    Those words were spoken to me many years ago.

    At the time, I lived in Richmond.  At the time, my next door neighbor was a musician:  as laid back as they come.  He was a pleasant fellow, cut from the stereotypical cloth of the 1960's style hippie.

    He had wandered over my way after the woman who would become the wife had just departed my abode, asking his nonsensical question.

    "What are you talking about, Cory?" I asked.

  • County clash a' comin'

     

    Two teams with a lot in common will square off this Friday evening, when Jefferson Forest drops by Moneta for a bout with Staunton River.

    Sure, there are the obvious points of commonality:  both are Bedford teams, both have black as their primary uniform color, both schools' names resonate with nature (woods and streams).

  • Next up: Liberty heads to Rockbridge

     

    Over the past few years, Liberty has had a relatively easy go in its second week of the season.

    In fact, over the past six years, the Minutemen were able to ring up big scores against teams with a combined record of 17-45.

    During that stretch, the only playoff team the M-Men faced was Staunton River, in 2011.

    During two seasons, they faced teams in that second week which would go on to post exactly zero wins for the season.

    Those days, it seems, are gone.