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Today's News

  • Montvale Park gets more money

        Montvale Park will get most of the money needed for its completion.
        According to Michael Stokes, Bedford County’s director of parks and recreation, $267,000 is needed to complete the park. He said there is currently $139,000 in the capital improvement plan for the park.

  • Sheriff defends license plate reader

        Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown appeared before the board of supervisors, during a work session Monday to defend his office’s use of a license plate reader (LPR).
        It was no secret that Sheriff Brown was interested in a license plate reader. In an interview with the Bedford Bulletin, published in the March 3,  2011, edition, Sheriff Brown listed technology initiatives he wanted to implement in his final term in office, including one utilizing automatic license plate recognition.

  • Board looks to make choice

        Bedford County School Board Chairman Gary Hostutler favors building a new middle school in the Liberty Zone in such a way so that it could eventually become a new high school.

        Hostutler said where the new middle school will be located appears to be down to two sites, the property adjacent to the current high school or property offered to be donated off U.S. 460 at Wheatland Road.
        Hostutler said a site should be decided on “very soon.”

  • Stirring up memories

        A book written by Mary Ellen Gallaher two years ago, called “Nobody’s Home,” sparked memories for a number of people who grew up in the Perrowville community in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • $500,000 in fraud recovered

        For 18 months a Bedford County woman had been receiving financial assistance through two programs provided through the Department of Social Services.
        The woman, according to DSS fraud investigator Irene Maxey, had received both Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for her and her three children. The woman claimed she and her husband, who was the manager of a car dealership in another locality, were separated and that he was no longer living in the home.

  • Sports commentary: Dribs and drabs

     

    Here are a couple of items for your consideration.  I wanted to share them, but I couldn't stretch any of them into a full column's length.

    Consider it housecleaning for the old noggin.

     

    While I must confess to having never heard of Diana Nyad prior to last week, I am startled by her accomplishments.

  • Bring on the Bees

     

    Now is the time to strike.

    There is not a member of the current Liberty team that has experienced a varsity-level gridiron win over Brookville.

    Well, the whole crew gets a chance to change that, when the Bees head to town this Friday.

  • In the soup

     

    Having gone 0-for-2 against its county rivals to start the season, Staunton River will turn its attention to a new friend this Friday evening.

    That's when the Eagles will host William Campbell.

    While the Generals have a fine football tradition, things haven't been rosy in Naruna lately.  Campbell has failed to have a winning season in any of the previous four years.

  • Appomattox next for Cavs

     

    There's no surrender in Appomattox.

    Jefferson Forest will find that out when they head to the place "where our nation came together" for a fight on the gridiron.

    In what promises to be the biggest challenge to the Cavs thus far, JF will head to Appomattox.  Both teams enter the fray with 2-0 marks.  Only one will leave the gridiron still unbeaten.

    The schools aren't complete strangers:  Appomattox got to play Jefferson Forest twice in recent memory.  

  • No Rocky road for Minutemen

     

    It looked a lot better in the rearview mirror this time.

    The Liberty football team departed the unfriendly confines of Rockbridge County's stadium in much finer spirits than they did just three games ago.

    Liberty 39, Rockbridge County 19.

    When the two teams squared off at the Rockhouse last season, the Wildcats ended the Minutemen season in the equivalent of an Old West shoot-em up.

    Last time, Liberty blundered its way through the game's early going, allowing the Rockies to build an insurmountable edge.