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Today's News

  • School budget proposal seeks additional money from county

        Noting that today’s students will enter a workforce “more demanding and more competitive” than ever, Bedford County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Douglas Schuch officially presented his proposed budget to School Board Thursday, which includes a request for up to $4.9 million in additional funding from the Bedford County Board of Supervisors.

  • Tornado drill today at 9:45 a.m.

    In conjunction with the statewide Tornado Preparedness Day and drill in the Commonwealth, the city of Bedford will conduct a full test of the warning siren which will begin at 9:45 a.m. in Bedford.
    The siren test and tornado drill will include the activation of ALERT and ALL CLEAR tones.
    The city of Bedford will be conducting a Full Test of the Community Warning Siren.
    As a reminder - The ALERT tone is meant to warn citizens to seek shelter and tune to local media outlets for information. It is a high/low tone that will last for three (3) minutes.

  • Whorley resigns from school board

     

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    District 3 School Board member Brad Whorley has resigned from the Bedford County School Board, effective this past Thursday.

    Whorley's announcement was read by Board Chairman Dave Vaden during Thursday's regularly scheduled meeting. Whorley cited work responsibilities as the reason for his resignation. He had been serving as vice chairman of the board.

  • Community Events and Calendar (week of March 14, 2012)

     

  • Church news (week of March 14, 2012)

     

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    Notices

     

     

    Lenten Luncheon series

  • Keeping America farming

  • The Facts about our founding fathers and religion

    By Chris Watts
    Bedford

        In last week’s editorial about the separation of church and state, Rick Howell used a lot of generalizations to make his point that our founding fathers did not intend for America to be a Christian nation. 

  • Stay informed about severe weather

    By Marci L. Stone, MBA, EFO
    Deputy Chief
    Bedford County Department of Fire & Rescue
     
         February 24, 2012,Bedford County went under the first Tornado Watch for the 2012 Tornado season. 
        According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management last year Virginia had 51 tornadoes, the second highest number on record.  It is important for everyone to stay informed of the potential for severe weather and to know what to do when watches and warnings are in effect for Bedford County. 

  • Special session tackles budget standoff

    By Del. Kathy Byron
    22nd District

        The General Assembly adjourned the 2012 regular session Saturday night, and immediately called itself into special session.  The reason for the special session is the continued budget standoff.  But based on the events of the final week of the regular session, a resolution to the impasse may be coming sooner rather than later.

  • Special session tackles budget standoff

        The General Assembly adjourned the 2012 regular session Saturday night, and immediately called itself into special session.  The reason for the special session is the continued budget standoff.  But based on the events of the final week of the regular session, a resolution to the impasse may be coming sooner rather than later.