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Today's News

  • Issues lost in the press this year

        If you care about public policy and the great issues facing our democracy, then you have to lament the fact that this crazy election never materialized into a serious discussion of those questions.
        Much of it had to do with Donald Trump’s insane candidacy, his preoccupation with nonsense like “building a wall,” and the media’s insistence that his antics and Hillary’s e-mails were all that was worthy of discussion.

  • Make America great again

        I don’t know, as of this writing, how the election went. I still can’t believe that both parties managed to cough up such horrible candidates and I’m sure that, no matter which of those two wretches won, we are in for an ugly four years. The only hope is that Congress will work as a restraining force, rather than an enabler for the winner. As both were nominated by a democratic process within their respective parties, they are clear indicators of the degree to which American society has degenerated.

  • Election Day Holiday

        The day after a presidential election should be a national holiday.
        It would give those celebrating the victory of their candidate the chance to recuperate. For those whose candidate lost, it would give them the opportunity to see that the sun will still come up, no matter who got elected.
        If President Obama had any sense, he would have declared that national holiday as an executive order sometime Tuesday, before all the votes were counted.
        The truth is we all deserve a break.

  • Few minorities work in local law enforcement

        Captain Timothy Hayden of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office remembers well one of his first assignments as a new deputy for the county.

        There had been a robbery at a bank near the intersection of Route 24 and Va. 122 and the suspect had fled into the woods. Hayden, who had yet to go through the Police Academy, was given a shotgun and told to wait in the woods in case the suspect came back that way.

  • Here's how Bedford County citizens voted

    While the main news focus has been on the presidential race, lets not forget local and congressional contests.

     

  • Liberty basketball fall conditioning

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulettin.com

        Liberty has set out to improve its girls and boys basketball teams for the 2016-17 season.
        The Minutemen have been doing this by having conditioning three days a week since the first week of school.

  • Apple Valley 5K

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The 19th annual Apple Valley 5k took place last Saturday at Gross’s Orchard.
    “You couldn’t  have asked for a prettier day,” said race director Theresa Boyes. “It was sunny, not too hot and we didn’t have to fight the wind like we’ve had to do sometimes in the past.”

  • Local makes US Women’s U-20 soccer team

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Jefferson Forest Alum Katie Cousins made the US Women’s U-20 soccer team and will be competing with the team for the U-20 World Cup.
        “I feel so honored to get a chance to represent the United States in this U-20 World Cup. Sometimes I still catch myself thinking ‘is this still real?’,” said Cousins.

  • First round of playoffs

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Staunton River will host Western Albemarle this Friday for the first round of football playoffs.
        “They make me a nervous wreck. They can throw it all over the field and they do what they do very well,” said Poston. “It’s going to be a tough challenge. I am glad we are playing it at home this time.”

  • Cross Country is on to States

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Alexis Mattson, of Liberty, the Jefferson Forest girls team, Caleb Muller and Johnathan Krone, of JF, will continue to the Cross Country State Championship.
        Tuesday, November 1 was the 3A West Regional meet. Liberty and Staunton River both had participants.