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Today's News

  • Board looks at county buildings

    Three buildings owned by Bedford County — the old county nursing home building, the Burks-Scott Building and the County Administration Building — were the center of attention at a long Bedford County Board of Supervisors work session held Monday night.

  • Planning commission gives OK to middle school plan

    present, the Bedford County Planning Commission voted, last week, 5-0 to recommend approval of the special use permit necessary for construction of the county’s new middle school on a parcel adjacent to Liberty High School (LHS).

  • Ruff pleads to rape charge

        A former Bedford resident pleaded guilty to one count of rape Tuesday morning in Bedford County Circuit Court.
        Roger Alfred Ruff, 71, faced three counts of the rape of a juvenile under the age of 13, but under the plea agreement two of the charges were not prosecuted. A sentencing hearing has been set for Oct. 14.

  • Extra Points

        There are only 43 days until the NFL has its openings game for the 2016-17 football season. Only 11 days are left until the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics and two weeks until our first local football game of the season when Jefferson Forest takes on Liberty Christian Academy for a benefit game at Liberty University. Staunton River will take on Louisa County on Saturday, August 13 for a home benefit game.

  • Pride happens everyday

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

          Grayson Overstreet took home the Golden helmet as the Staunton River football team finished its Ironman challenge last Thursday, July 21.
        The Ironman started three years ago. The challenge was instituted to help with summer conditioning. Football players could earn points during conditioning and compete in the final obstacle course.

  • Andrew Thomas received gold in discus

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Three Bedford County participants received silver and gold at the Virginia Commonwealth Games track and field event on Sunday, July 24.
        Shannon Thomas and son, Andrew Thomas, along with Jordan Patti competed on the hottest weekend in July against people in their age group from all over Virginia.

  • At 74, vet seeks recognition for his fallen shipmates

        The Vietnam Memorial is incomplete, according to Del Francis.

        It’s missing the names of his 74 shipmates who died when their ship, USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) sank. Although the Evans had deployed from the United States to provide Naval gunfire support for the troops fighting in the war, it was assigned to a joint exercise with Australian ships at the time and was determined to be not in the zone of combat at the time. That’s why the names were left off the wall.

  • Cousin of Lloyd Welch speaks out about murder case

        Patricia Ann Welch, the cousin of the man charged in the 1975 killings of  two Maryland girls, wants people in this area to know what she believes about the case:

        • Her parents Richard Welch and Patricia Jean Welch were not involved; and
        • She believes her cousin, Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., is the person who abducted and murdered Sheila Lyon, 12, and her sister Katherine Lyon, 10, more than 40 years ago.

  • Major Gardner reacts to Clinton picking Kaine as VP nominee

        When Hillary Clinton announced that US Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia was going to be her pick to run as vice president on the Democratic ticket, Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office immediately thought of another name—Jens Soering.

        “I can’t think of Tim Kaine without thinking of Jens Soering,” stated Gardner, who was the lead investigator on the case against Soering. “Those two names are synonymous with me.”

  • Holding Iran accountable: The Iran deal, one year later

    By Congressman Robert Hurt