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Today's News

  • Five felonies yield prison time for Bedford woman

        A Bedford woman will spend two years and three months in jail following her sentencing on five felonies and two sets of probation violations.

        On Friday, Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James Updike sentenced Danielle Elizabeth Crews to five years in prison, suspended after the service of one year and three months in prison on the five felonies. He also sentenced her to serve one year of her previously revoked sentence on probation violations, which was to run consecutively with the felony sentences.

  • Ringing the bell

        Last year’s renovation of the bell tower on Bedford’s courthouse included repairs to the clock. Long before that, however, Edward Stanley worked on the clock and made sure it rang on the half-hour, along with tolling on the hour.

        Stanley always liked clocks and repaired them as a hobby when he was a child.

  • Ware still hasn’t hired an attorney

        On Jan. 20, Tony Ware appeared in Circuit Court for a show cause hearing and asked Judge James Updike for a continuance in order to hire an attorney. He was granted a continuance until March 1.
        Tuesday afternoon, Ware was back in court, still without an attorney. He said a local lawyer told Ware that he should take the money he was going to pay him and put it toward the restitution he must pay.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Forest boys lacrosse sees two big wins

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Jefferson Forest boys lacrosse team defeated Hargrave Military Institute 18-7 this past Friday, April 22.
        “They responded as I expected they would. High intensity and ready for play. They knew how important this week was in defining their season and they thrived at the challenge,” said JF coach Jesse Bickel.

  • Cavs capitalize on LHS errors

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Jefferson Forest took advantage of some costly errors by Liberty in the second and third to seal a 13-3 boys baseball victory on Wednesday, April 20.
        “This was another good Seminole District win for our program.  Liberty has been playing well these last couple of weeks and we knew we had to play well to win,” said JF Coach Ryan Gilleland.

  • Jefferson Forest Girls tennis sees two shutouts

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        Jefferson Forest girls tennis shut out Rustburg 9-0 on Thursday, April 21. “We had a pretty good week. The girls really played well against both teams and are looking good. If they can stay focused and confident, they can finish the season pretty strong,” said Coach Brady Taylor.

  • Liberty softball defeats JF, but falls to SR

    By Margaret Pascale
    Sports Editor
    Sports@bedfordbulletin.com

        The Liberty softball team put up runs in every inning to defeat Jefferson Forest 15-5 on Wednesday, April 20.
        Forest led before the Lady Minutemen tightened up and held the Lady Cavs without a run the rest of the way. “Liberty hit really well and Casey did a good job of scattering hits,” said JF Coach Gary Harris.