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Today's News

  • Lawsuit claims racial bias

        A lawsuit filed against the Bedford County School Board, and Dr Douglas Schuch in his capacity as superintendent of schools, alleges that the decision to close Body Camp Elementary School, rather than Moneta Elementary School, was based on racial bias.

  • Following in their footsteps

     

    The Jefferson Forest baseball crew took time from its State playoff run to help the younger aspirants become familiar with the ways of the red and black diamondeers.

    Over 60 young (5-12 years old)ballplayers  headed to Jim Thacker Field for the Cavs’ second annual camp.  “We want to teach fundamentals,” said JF Head Coach Ryan Gilleland.  “If [the campers] can master them, they’re ahead of the game when they get to us.”

  • Sports commentary: Final column

     

     

    This being my last column, I thought I’d share some of my more enjoyable moments from my nine years on the job.

  • Reality vs. Reality TV

    By Mike Poff Big Island

        Critics, pundits, parents, Christians and everything in-between across the nations’ media, breakfast tables, and internet enabled tablets are fumbling and stumbling all around the sad revelations regarding the Duggar family, their TV show, their influence, their faith, and their failures. All old Duggar foes sense blood in the water and swarm for the kill. Old allies rally and circle the wagons and the ruckus just rolls on and on in a modern moral bi-polar free for all.

  • Don’t be scammed!

    By Sheriff Mike Brown

         As economic times get tougher for so many, there are always those who find creative ways to steal your money. Bedford County Sheriff’s Investigators have been receiving numerous reports about scams plaguing our county. Please protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • No coronation for Hillary Clinton

        Some months back it was fashionable to think that Hillary Clinton might not have even a single opponent on her way to the Democratic nomination for president.
        But now, the Democratic field – while not resembling the crowded subway train in the other party – is growing.

  • Obama slips in Greece

        You would think President Barack Obama would have enough on his foreign policy plate to keep him busy — and awake at night.

  • Money wasted

        Time is money.
        For a board of supervisors that prides itself on its thriftiness, the inability to get in tune with the school board and address the construction of a new middle school in the Liberty attendance zone makes little sense.
        This issue isn’t new.
        It’s been on the table for years and was a major player in the reversion agreement between the county and Bedford, prior to reverting to town status.
        So why the delay?

  • J.D. Scott: He saw one last festival

        James Douglas Scott saw one more Strawberry Festival, and then he was gone. Better known as J. D. Scott, owner of Scott’s Strawberry Farm, he lost a long battle with cancer on May 31.
        Scott Baker, the county’s Virginia Tech extension agent, was one of the people who knew Scott well. Baker has been Bedford County’s extension agent since 1997.
        “He’s always been an individual who has utilized extension,” Baker said.

  • Bennett retires from BPD

        After more than 30 years of work in law enforcement, Capt. Jim Bennett of the Bedford Police Department is retiring.

        Most of those years were spent here in Bedford – he began his career with the Wintergreen Police Department in 1984 and joined the Bedford PD in 1987.
        “Hopefully I’ve made a difference in some people’s lives,” Bennett stated Thursday, during a retirement gathering for him in the council chambers at the Municipal Building.