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Today's News

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march, program to be held Monday

        The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March/Program will be held Monday, January 15  at 10 a.m. at Washington Street Baptist Church.
        The march from the Courthouse to Washington Street Baptist Church/ Processional will be led by BCPS ROTC & Boys with a Dream.
        Special guests will include Minister Jonathan Slocumb, Oakmulgee Baptist Church; and Peaks of Otter Association Youth Choir under the direction of Rev. Edwin Taylor.
        The event is sponsored by the Bedford Chapter NAACP.

  • 3 suspects arrested for robbery in Big Island

        On December 23, 2017, Bedford County 911 dispatchers received a call from a residence on Marcus Trail in Big Island.
         According to a report from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the caller said three black males had come into his house and robbed him. The caller said he wasn’t hurt and the suspects took several guns and cash.

  • Centra receives 5-star rating

        This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital a five-star rating.
        These ratings can be found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website that has information about the quality, safety and customer experience at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country and is provided to the public to help patients make educated decisions.

  • Low Lake levels lead to call to conserve water

        The Bedford Regional Water authority is asking some of its customers to curtail any unnecessary water usage.
        According to Brian Key, the water authority’s regional director, unnecessary water usage involves filling swimming pools, watering grass and washing cars. Obviously, nobody is going to be filling a swimming pool in January, but the warmer temperatures this week may induce some people to wash their car in the driveway.    

  • Charges certified against suspect who fled custody

        Charges against a Bedford man who fled to Florida after escaping police custody in August were certified to a Bedford grand jury in action Monday in General District Court.

        On August 2 of last year, Kasey Wayne Johnson, 20, was at the Bedford Police Department in reference to larceny of a vehicle.  Johnson was placed in handcuffs and was being prepared to be transported to the Magistrate’s Office so warrants could be obtained.

  • Order of the Day

        Back in 1944, a 19-year-old sergeant from Roanoke knew he was part of something huge and the piece of paper in his hands was going to be historic.

        The sergeant was Bob Slaughter and the piece of paper was his copy of General Dwight Eisenhower’s Order of the Day for D-Day. While he and the other men of his company were waiting to board landing craft, Slaughter took it around and asked them to sign it. The paper bears the signatures of 75 of those men on the front and back.

  • Liberty captures first win

    The start of 2018 could not have started any better for the Liberty Minutemen. After spending a few days in Florida to compete in a tournament the team returned home, still in search of its first win.
        

    With the Liberty band and Minutemen faithful in the stands to cheer the team on the stage was set for the Minutemen to find their first win. Seminole District rival Brookville was in town and not only did Liberty defeat the Bees it did so in dominant fashion winning 74-56.
        

  • Chuck Poston resigns as Staunton River head coach

    On Friday Jan. 5 Chuck Poston, Staunton River football Head Coach, announced that he would be stepping down after eight seasons.
        

    “It was a hard decision,” Poston said. “But now was the time.”
        

    Poston had been quietly thinking about stepping down for sometime, mainly to focus on other aspects of his life.
        

  • Bedford County Posts Strong Performance at LCA

    The Staunton River Golden Eagles, Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Liberty Minutemen competed in the LCA Invitational Wrestling Tournament this past weekend.
        

    The tournament began on Friday Jan. 5 and concluded the following day on Saturday Jan. 6.
        

    A total of 22 teams took place in the tournament. Staunton River finished third overall with 193.5 points. Jefferson Forest tied for seventh overall with 127.5 points and Liberty finished eleventh overall with 80 points.
        

  • Jefferson Forest tops Rustburg

    In their first game at home since a third place finish in the K-Guard Classic the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers throttled Seminole District rival Rustburg. Two big offensive quarters pushed the Cavaliers past the Red Devils 66-46.
        

    The Cavaliers opened the game by outscoring the Red Devils 20-12 in the first quarter. That would be one of two quarters that the Cavaliers scored 20 points in.