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Today's News

  • Liberty HS to host Little Feet Meet Oct. 26

    By Foster Garrett
    LHS Intern Writer

        Liberty High School is not known for its abundance of organizations, but what it lacks in numbers it makes up in the passion and dedication of its club members.

  • Forum takes look at statues

        Poplar Forest hosted a panel discussion on historic monuments, with a focus on the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments.
         A small gathering, the largest group that could fit in Thomas Jefferson’s dining room, listened to Calder Loth, a retired senior Virginia Department of Historical Resources architectural historian; Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project; and Adam Dean, associate professor of history at Lynchburg College.

  • UDA proposal draws opposition

        A concept for urban development areas (UDA) in the Forest and New London area drew a larger than expected crowd to a meeting at the Forest Library, Thursday night.

         Approximately 100 people, most of whom opposed the plan, filled a room that was too small for a gathering of that size.
        “We want to direct growth,” said Gregg Zody, the county’s director of community development before the meeting.

  • Supporting education in Bedford County

        The Bedford Education Foundation held its annual back to school breakfast, Thursday, giving county educators a chance to highlight what the schools are doing.

  • County artists to exhibit at Franklin County event

        Three Bedford County artists will take part in Franklin County’s Artisan Studio & Harvest Tour this coming Saturday and Sunday. The three are members of Art Vision Gallery and Studio, located on Scruggs Road.

  • Gifted students come together

        They spent weeks putting together their best project and on Sept. 29 students from all over the county got to enjoy it.

  • NFL players stand up to Trump

        You’d think the President of the United States would have far greater concerns – North Korea, health care, our crumbling infrastructure – than what’s happening on the playing fields of professional football.
        But as we know, this idiot in the White House is unlike anyone before him, and we never know what will occupy his deranged mind. So, recently, he made one of his signature crazy speeches and went after NFL players who, to him, hadn’t sufficiently worshipped the American flag.

  • Trump was right

        Let me preface this column by reminding folks that I am not a Donald Trump fan. He wasn’t my first choice for the Republican Party nominee last year. He wasn’t my second or third choice either. I was appalled by the choice the two parties handed me and, during the debates between him and Satan’s Sister, I often wished the earth would split open and swallow them both like Dathan and Abiram in the Old Testament (Numbers 16:31-33) so we could start over with better candidates.

  • Vest to step down from Town Council

        Jim Vest is resigning from Council,  Town Manager Bart Warner said, Tuesday, in a phone interview.
        According to Warner, Vest and his wife are moving to Lynchburg to be closer to grandchildren. He said Vest will officially resign at Council’s Oct. 10 meeting.
        “Selfishly, I’m sad to see him go,” Warner said.
        Vest was noted for his budgetary expertise on Council.

  • Century 21 All-Service, Scott & Bond Inc. merge

        Century 21 All-Service has announced a merger with Scott & Bond, Inc. located in Bedford.