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Today's News

  • There is no triumph of science

        It’s always fun to read “The Liberal Agenda” when Rick Howell writes about the Bible or history. His column, last week, was no exception.

  • Big Island man to serve six years on rape charge

        A Big Island man pleaded no contest March 30 to raping a victim under the age of 13.
        Ernest William Bondurant, 30, entered the plea in circuit court and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 14 years suspended. After being released he will have 10 years of supervised probation.
        The case dates back to 2007. At that time Bondurant was 19 years old.

  • Appomattox man faces embezzlement charges from Lynchburg Nissan

    An Appomattox man is facing eight felony embezzlement charges following a complaint that was filed by Lynchburg Nissan.
        According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, representatives with the car dealership filed a complaint on Feb. 6 advising they had found some possible fraudulent activity on one of their business credit cards.
        As the result of the investigation, Mike D. Smith Jr., a former employee, was charged with nine counts of embezzlement. Eight of those are felony charges, one is a misdemeanor.

  • County tax rates to stay the same

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing, Monday night on the county’s budget and proposed tax rates. Nobody spoke at either hearing. The hearing was held in the supervisors regular meeting chamber and was sparsely attended.
        “This is a flat tax rate,” County Administrator Carl Boggess said.
        All tax rates remained that same as they are for the current fiscal year. The supervisors unanimously adopted these tax rates.

  • Vinton man faces child porn charges

        On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Brown on East Augusta Ave in Vinton.
        The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Approximately 15 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant.

  • Judge denies bond to woman charged with animal cruelty

        A Bedford woman, facing one felony count of animal cruelty and five misdemeanor counts of animal abuse, has been denied bond by General District Court Judge Randy Krantz.
        Shelby Lynn Gordon, 27, was arrested on the charges following a call on Nov. 18 of last year to Bedford County 911 dispatchers. On Wednesday, April 4, Gordon was in court requesting bond.

  • Bedford man to spend 2 years in prison on 30 charges

        A 47-year-old Bedford man, who had previously pleaded guilty to 30 felony charges in Bedford Circuit Court, was sentenced April 3.
        Jeffrey Allen Richardson entered the pleas, related to two different cases, to the charges including obtaining money by false pretense, forgery, uttering and petty larceny. He received a five year sentence with three of those years suspended, leaving him two years to serve. He will also serve two years of supervised probation when released.

  • Run to benefit YMCA program is Sat.

        The annual Blossom to Bottle run will take place at Johnson’s Orchard Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

        This year’s event as a new feature. It will still have its 5K course, but a new 3K route has been added.
        “You can run or walk,” said Nancy Johnson.

  • Gardner 'steadfast' in integrity of investigation

        Major Ricky Gardner said he stands “steadfast in my belief in the integrity of the investigation” of the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom and the outcome of the subsequent trial, which resulted in the conviction of Jens Soering for committing the brutal murders of the couple in 1985.

  • Baseball: No shortage of offense for Golden Eagles

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    sports@bedfordbulletin.com

    It had been about 10 days since either team stepped on the diamond to play a game. But on the return from Spring Break the Staunton River Golden Eagles had no shortage of offense.
      

    Staunton River took the first of two match ups between the Bedford County rivals, 12-2.