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Today's News

  • Town meals tax going up

        Bedford Town Council adopted a budget last week that contains a hike in the meals tax rate. However, the transient occupancy tax rate will stay where it is.

  • Rotting corpse found in barrel

        On Saturday, April 30, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a homeowner on Trapper Lane, off Stewartsville Road in the Stewartsville area of the county, who reported finding a barrel at their residence containing possible human remains.
        Bedford County sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded and determined the remains were human. The caller told the investigators that the barrel belonged to Robert Wozniak, according to Major Ricky Gardner of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

  • CASA needs volunteers

        According to Susan Shutt, the Bedford CASA manager, the Bedford CASA office, which covers the town and the county, had 408 cases last year. This was the highest caseload of any CASA office in Central Virginia.

  • New landscape supply business opens in Bedford

        The old Bedford public works facility on Grove Street is now back on the tax rolls.

        The public works department had long ago moved out of the facility to new quarters when Bryan Schley purchased it last September. He opened Liberty Landscape Supply there on March 21.

  • Local man trains St. Bernards

    Jeff Creasey has gone to the dogs over the last few years.

  • Farmer’s Market season begins

        The Bedford Farmer’s Market is alive and growing.

  • Fire Chief: Claims not true

        Bedford Fire Chief Brad Creasy said claims that local fire departments didn’t do all that they could to save a home on Montevideo Road last Wednesday are false.
        On April 20 at about 9:58 p.m. the Bedford Fire Department responded to 1972 Montevideo Road for a report of fire at the historic home.

  • County budget passes

        Bedford County now has a budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
        The budget, which calls for $94 million in general fund expenditures, passed on a 4-3 vote with District 1 Supervisor Bill Thomasson, District 4 Supervisor John Sharp, District 5 Supervisor Tommy Scott and Board Chairman Steve Wilkerson voting in favor. District 2 Supervisor Curry Martin, District 6 Supervisor Andy Dooley and District 7 Supervisor Kevin Willis cast the dissenting votes.

  • Local farm family does well in contest

        Sam and Ashley Gardner, who run Gardner Heifers Inc., got a new tractor, Friday. The Farmall 50A was part of their prize package for being the runners-up in a national Farm Bureau competition held in January.

  • VSBA gets musical preview, up-close look at personalized learning

    The Virginia School Board Association’s Southern Region held its annual meeting at Jefferson Forest High School (JFHS) Thursday night.