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Today's News

  • Week 10 Football previews

    Bedford County Clash

  • Forest defeats Liberty in five sets

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Lady Minutemen gave Jefferson Forest a run for a win last Thursday during their second county and district meeting. The Lady Cavaliers didn’t give up the win but it took five sets to secure their victory.
        Forest took the first set winning 25-19. The Lady Minutemen came back in the second to win 25-21.

  • Montvale man to be re-sentenced

        A United States Supreme Court ruling stating that life sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles in most cases has sent hundreds of cases back for re-sentencing, including one here in Bedford.
        Randy Dwayne Ross, at the age of 17, was convicted in 1999 for capital murder and firearms charges in connection with the murder, in 1998, of 17-year-old Jamelle Edward Poindexter, a Liberty High School student.

  • Two locals inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Edward ‘Eddie’ Walker was a part of the third class inducted into the Piedmont Virginia American Softball Association (ASA) Hall of Fame as an umpire last Saturday, October 22.
        The ASA Hall of Fame inducts softball players, coaches and umpires into the Hall of Fame. 
        Walker has been umpiring softball for 45 years. “This is my 40th year as an NCAA official in the ACC and SEC,” said Walker.

  • Hook and ladder trips up JF

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        
        It was the final play that sealed a 26-21 victory by E.C. Glass over Jefferson Forest last Friday. The hook and ladder tripped up the JF defense and Glass was able to score one final touchdown.

  • Playing better was not good enough

    By Margaret Scott
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Despite the Liberty football team playing better, the Minutemen were unable keep up with Brookville’s offense last Friday and fell 49-27.
        “We didn’t do a really good job covering the pass early in the game,” said Coach Chris Watts. “We had some penalties and things that kept us out of the endzone early. Then once we started to get going on offense we did a pretty good job.”

  • Progress is ongoing at Bedford Memorial

    Progress at Bedford Memorial Hospital has been an ongoing project this year.

        According to Patti Jurkus, the hospital’s CEO, the hospital recently completed a major renovation of the medical/surgical floor that occupies the former obstetrics floor.
        This was more than just cosmetic. They ripped out ceilings. They ripped up floors. They reconfigured rooms.
        The result does not look like a 1950s hospital.

  • BSTC cosmetology grad knows the value of the program

    Becky Stanley, owner of Trendsetters, a hair salon in Bedford, feels a debt of gratitude toward the cosmetology program at Bedford Science and Technology Center (BSTC). A 1981 Liberty High School graduate, she also graduated from BTC’s cosmetology program.

  • Math Fun Friday

    Moneta Elementary School, with the help of grant money and the Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors, is conducting an after school math program to help students learn to like math.

        According to Kathryn Smith, the school’s after school grant coordinator, the after school math program is held every night, with a Fun Friday each week. The Fun Friday is also teaching math. The children play games, but each game involves math. The games are followed by a family meal with Good Neighbors providing the food and families eating together.

  • Freedom Fund Banquet

        The Bedford Branch NAACP packed the Forest Recreation Center Saturday evening for its annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

        A number of people came at the last minute and they had to make adjustments to provide room for them. This was easily accomplished. The Boys With a Dream were there working the event and they quickly and efficiently managed the situation.
        The group of young men also honored Sheriff Mike Brown with an award for his interest in them.