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Today's News

  • Judge denies bond in murder-for-hire case

        Kevin Colgan, charged with trying to hire a hit man to murder his wife, is still in jail where he has been since he was arrested on June 19.
        According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz, Colgan was originally denied bail by Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Louis Harrison. He appealed that decision to Bedford County Circuit Court where Judge James Updike denied him bail last week.

  • One man remains missing following boat collision

        Conservation police officers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are searching Smith Mountain Lake for Ronald Lemons, 73, of Vinton, who remained missing Tuesday morning after a Thursday night boat collision.
        According to Lt. Chris Thomas, of DGIF, Henry Brown, 64, Donald Schlosser, 64, and a 17-year-old male, all of Greensboro, North Carolina, were aboard a 37-foot Chris Craft cabin cruiser trolling for stripers when their boat was struck by a 21-foot Trident bass boat with Lemons and James McCulloch III aboard.

  • Suspect killed

        A Bedford County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a suspect in a home invasion that occurred last Tuesday night, July 29.
        At 8:03 p.m. Tuesday night, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from 1554 Stewartsville Road, Moneta. The caller reported that she was home alone and was in the shower, when a male broke into her home.

  • A look at how Jefferson kept cool and warm

        Trying to keep a house cool in the summer and warm in the winter was a challenge 200 years ago, even if you happened to be Thomas Jefferson.

         Jefferson’s retreat, Poplar Forest, located in Forest shows how he did it, as best he could.
        “You have to start with the structure,” said Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s director of architectural restoration.

  • Community spruces up Bedford Primary School

        Students returning to Bedford Primary School next Thursday, Aug. 14, will be met with a spruced up exterior of the school.

        Residents from the community have been meeting this week to work on the landscaping at the front of the school, getting it ready for the opening of school—and for a tour two weeks later by the Bedford County School Board.

  • Photo of the Week: By Ed Wennerstrom

     

    Ed Wennerstrom provided this week's Photo of the Week.

    Ed got his shot of this fatigued filly while at the Brook Hill Farm Horse Rescue and Therapeutic Riding Center, in Forest.      This filly was borne to a rescued pregnant mare  at the center.

    Ed told us, "I was shooting chore activities being performed by equestrian students at the barn, when I just happen to see a big yawn and snapped a photo."

  • Sports commentary: Buffaloed

     

    I have many friends who are fans of the Washington Redskins.

    As such, they are often asked for their opinion on whether the team's nickname should stay.  

    I wish I had such worries.

    My team is the Buffalo Bills.  Fans of that team have much bigger concerns.  Whereas my friends are worried about the long-term prospects of their team's last name, we Bills fans are more concerned with what's going to happen to our team's first name:  Buffalo.

  • Time to go after stripers

     

    DALE WILSON’S

    SML GUIDE SERVICE

    PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950

    www.captaindalewilson.com

     

    OVERVIEW:   Fishing conditions should start to improve as the days become shorter.. Water temperature will be in the upper 70’s to the lower 80’s. Most bass will feed at night , early morning and late afternoon this month. Fishing for stripers will be good.

  • And so it begins

     

    Technically, it's still summer.

    But on three county school campuses, it felt an awful lot like autumn.

    That's because football fever is in the air.  Fueled by the opening of formal practice sessions, the gridirons of Liberty, Jefferson Forest and Staunton River are open for business.

    Staunton River and Jefferson Forest opened two-a-day sessions on Thursday morning.  Liberty began its double sessions on Monday.

  • Midnight for Cinderella

     

    By Mike Forster

    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

     

    History is replete with underdogs.  And Americans (who, by the way, had their nation founded by a bunch of them) love underdogs.

    So, along with all those who faced long odds and earned our admiration, you can include the American Legion Post 217 baseball team.